Ehnes Plays Elgar

January 13 – 14, 2022

Thursday
January 13, 2022
7:30pm

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Friday
January 14, 2022
7:30pm

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FABIO LUISI conducts
JAMES EHNES violin

ELGAR Violin Concerto
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Epitaph for a Man who Dreamed
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, “Spring”

In 1905, the famed Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler told the Hereford Times “If you want to know whom I consider to be the greatest living composer, I say without hesitation, Elgar. I wish Elgar would write something for the violin. He could do so, and it would certainly be something effective.” Five years later Elgar delivered Kreisler a concerto by turns grand, brooding and heroic.

American composer Adolphus Hailstork’s Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed is a solemn orchestral homage to the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired by the pastoral poetry of Adolf Böttger, Schumann’s First Symphony brims with spirited melodies and fanfares to depict “Spring’s Awakening”.

FABIO LUISI MUSIC DIRECTOR LOUISE W. & EDMUND J. KAHN MUSIC DIRECTORSHIP

Fabio Luisi

Music Director

Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship

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James Ehnes

Violin

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