Violinist as Composer

Program & Artists

Grażyna Bacewicz Partita for Orchestra
Joseph Joachim Variations for Violin and Orchestra (First NYC performance since 1894)
Eugène Ysaÿe Violin Concerto in D minor NYC PREMIERE
George Enescu Symphony No. 2

Leon Botstein conductor
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky violin (Carnegie Hall debut)

Tickets

Part of TŌN’s Carnegie Hall series

Leon Botstein spotlights four European virtuoso violinists who were also major composers in their respective countries, yet are not household names elsewhere today. Prolific Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz, who was also a violinist, pianist, and accomplished author, is represented with her contemplative Partita for Orchestra. Internationally-acclaimed violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky makes his Carnegie Hall debut, joining TŌN for Hungarian composer Joseph Joachim’s Variations for Violin and Orchestra, which hasn’t been performed at Carnegie Hall since 1894. Then Boriso-Glebsky and the orchestra give the New York City premiere of a recently discovered concerto by famed Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe. The program concludes with the energetic and passionate Second Symphony of Romanian composer George Enescu, written at a time when he was also one of the most in-demand concert violinists in the world.


Concert Details

>Read the concert Playbill

Brief remarks by TŌN violinist Enikő Samu

Grażyna Bacewicz Partita for Orchestra
14 min
>Read concert notes by TŌN violinist Emerie Mon

Joseph Joachim Variations for Violin and Orchestra
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky violin
13 min
Listen
>Read concert notes by TŌN violist Tania Ladino Ramírez

Eugène Ysaÿe Violin Concerto in D minor
NYC premiere
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky violin
17 min
>Read concert notes by TŌN violinist Chance McDermott

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN violinist Zeyi Sun

George Enescu Symphony No. 2
54 min
Listen
>Read concert notes by TŌN violinist Haley Schricker

All timings are approximate.

Sample the Music

Grażyna Bacewicz Partita for Orchestra

Joseph Joachim Variations for Violin and Orchestra

Eugène Ysaÿe Violin Concerto in D minor

George Enescu Symphony No. 2

Photo: The Orchestra Now at Carnegie Hall by David DeNee

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