Saturday, September 9, 2017

Violin Concerto No. 2

Violin Concerto 2 is from 2015-16 and was written for Danielle Maddon, the concertmistress of the New England Philharmonic, which commissioned the piece. In the first movement, both the soloist and all the string sections play only pizzicato, and apparently this is the first time that was done in a string instrument concerto (I could be wrong). The second movement is a chewy slow movement, and the third is a fast scherzo in compound time.

This is the premiere performance from April 29, 2017 with Dani and the orchestra at Tsai Performance Center in Boston, conducted by Richard Pittman. The concerto is published and © by CF Peters.