Fabio Luisi Conducts Brahms Symphony No. 2& James Ehnes Performs Elgar Violin Concerto
April 9-11 | 2020
Fabio Luisi CONDUCTS
James Ehnes VIOLIN
Symphony No. 2
In Brahms’s genial Second Symphony — sometimes referred to as his “Pastoral” — splendid horn calls open the work, and cascades of melodies and dance-like passages enchant the ear, with the festive finale driving home the symphony with orchestral brass ablaze. Artist-in-Residence James Ehnes solos in Elgar’s noble and stirring Violin Concerto, a glorious blend of rhapsodic melodies and elegiac passages.
“A violinist in a class of his own.”
The Times (London)