Yevgeny Kutik will be premiering Joseph Schwantner’s Violin Concerto in a program that will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Samuel Adler’s Mirror Images, another world premiere.
“Kutik made a convincing argument that Mendelssohn’s D-minor Concerto deserves to be heard more often. He took a work prone to histrionics in some hands and made it a captivatingly subtle musical journey. While there were some big, bold lines in the stormy first movement, there was disarming gentleness in the Andante. And Kutik displayed exhilarating athleticism in the fast passages of the Roma-flavored finale.”