November 16
7:30 PM

Paganini Violin Concerto

$29-$65 | $10 student


November 16, 2017 7:30 PM

Paganini Violin Concerto

Laura Jackson, Conductor | Simone Porter, Violin

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1

Dvorák: Symphony No. 7

20-year-old Seattle-born rising star violinist Simone Porter performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a work so virtuosic and stunning that your jaw may actually drop. We also perform Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, one of his most popular, and Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture, a sparkling orchestral work.

Read more about this concert in our program notes

Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong's spotlight:

"I have no doubt you are in for a treat with Simone Porter's performance of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1. It’s a concerto that takes the idea of 'virtuosity' to the level of absurd and where the dazzling technical heroics make you hold your breath at moments. The work was a guilty pleasure of mine back when I was a young aspiring violinist and I still find its showboating and bombastic fanfares completely charming!

It is also a pleasure to welcome back guest conductor Laura Jackson who led the Eugene Symphony in its SymFest II concert last June. As Music Director of the Reno Philharmonic, she brings a wealth of experience and creative ideas to our orchestra, which you will witness during Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony –– a staple in the orchestral repertoire and one of the composer’s most performed works,  alongside his New World Symphony."

LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts




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