Nicola Benedetti performs with conductor Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony in a June 23, 2017 concert at Roy Thomson Hall (Photo credit: Jag Gundu)
Nicola Benedetti closed the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 season in concerts at Roy Thomson Hall from June 21 to 24, 2017. She performed Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 2 with Peter Oundjian as part of the TSO’s Decades project, focused in this particular week on the 1910-1919 decade.
Of the performances the BroadwayWorld Toronto’s critic wrote: “Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 [showcased] the talented Nicola Benedetti on violin. Oundjian introduced the piece, stating, ‘The language is so beautiful, so rich – yet it has this impressionist quality to it.’ After a haunting introduction, the main theme is established in the strings, with each instrument borrowing and elaborating on the motif – creating a sense of familiarity with the listener. Benedetti is a powerhouse musician. During the solo section, her movements are sharp as she drags her bow down her instrument with force.”
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