2020 Virtual Season

Violinist James Ehnes performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto. 

Listen | Beethoven Violin Concerto

When & Where

Broadcasts
Wed Jul 15 2020 Add to Cal Airs on WFMT 98.7 & wfmt.comInfo

Program

Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto
John Vincent: Symphony in D

Program Notes

Description

Beethoven wrote only one violin concerto, but in that piece put his stamp forevermore upon the instrument. Expansive, majestic, poetic and tuneful, the Beethoven Violin Concerto charms violinists, orchestras and audiences alike. Hear the piece played by two-time Grammy Award-winner James Ehnes. The program opens with Holst's folk-inspired St. Paul's Suite, a piece first performed by an orchestra of schoolgirls, and Carlos Kalmar closes the broadcast with a festive symphony by Birmingham, Alabama-native John Vincent.

PLEASE NOTE

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the City of Chicago has cancelled all events in Millennium Park. All Grant Park Music Festival presentations for 2020 are taking place via digital media.

Featuring

Carlos Kalmar

Conductor

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Ludwig van Beethoven

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John Vincent

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Gustav Holst

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Grant Park Orchestra
James Ehnes

Violin

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