Sarah Chang, Palm Beach Symphony
One of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang, joins Maestro Gerard Schwarz to open the season performing the virtuoso passages and rich melodies of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26. In reviewing her EMI Classics recording of Brahms and Bruch violin concertos with Kurt Masur and the Dresdner Philharmonie, Gramophone magazine reported, “To listen to Sarah Chang is to be bathed in the sheer beauty of her sound. It can yield some sublime moments: the way the violin line emerges out of the orchestra in the first movement of the Bruch, or the sheer finesse of every phrase in both works, virtuosity worn lightly but unmistakable none the less.” Palm Beach Symphony continues the dazzling season opener by adding two works to its repertoire as it delivers the exuberant Rounds for String Orchestra by David Diamond that cheered war-weary audiences in WWII and became his most popular work before closing the concert with the lush harmonies and melodies of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73.