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Beethoven and Julia Adolphe

Sat / Dec 4, 2021 - 8:00PM

Julia Adolphe’s much anticipated violin concerto precedes Beethoven’s celebration of dance rhythms.

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About this Performance

Returning after previous successes, conductor Xian Zhang leads with Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s captivating and soaring Primal Message. The 2018 world premiere of Julia Adolphe’s LA Phil-commissioned Underneath the Sheen earned the composer praise for her ability to write with “grandeur as well as intimacy.” Adolphe’s new Violin Concerto—commissioned before the pandemic—will receive its first-ever performance with the help of Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour. Finally, it’s one of Beethoven’s most exciting symphonies, from the much-loved beauties of its funereal second movement to the ecstatic revels of its explosive finale.

This performance is generously supported in part by the Kohl Virtuoso Violin Fund.

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