The show must go on! This week's concert features a twelfth hour change, when the original soloist suddenly became ill. Luckily, Gil Shaham lives right down the street and was able to fill in at a moment's notice.
This week's show features Russian music from at time when most Russian composers happened to live in the US. (Strange, but true.)
This week's concert grew out of a shared history between two musicians, and how anti-semitism affected previous generations of composers. Together, they share in that extraordinary creativity in music of loss and great optimism.
There is something so pure, so elemental in the violin concertos of Mozart, and in the playing of the inimitable Hilary Hahn. Put them together, and -- magic!