Bruch & Brahms
Daniel Meyer welcomes guest violinist Simone Porter to perform Bruch’s most famous work Violin Concerto. The piece premiered in 1868 quickly becoming a favorite of violinists to the present day. Listen to Delius’ music for strings and winds echoing cuckoo calls and a Norwegian folk song theme. The final work Brahms’ powerful Symphony No. 1 that was inspired by Beethoven.
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor
Simone Porter, violin
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
About Simone Porter:
Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. After performing last season with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic the LA Times declared Ms. Porter “on the cusp of a major career.” Elsewhere, her performances have been described as “bold” (Seattle Times) and “virtuosic” (London Times), and at 19 years of age, Ms. Porter has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.. Ms. Porter made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age 13. Click here for full Bio