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Location

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Kansas City

Date

Jan 17 2020

Time

8:00 pm

Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

A Celebration of Isaac Stern Kansas City Symphony

BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS and MENDELSSOHN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center

Peter Oundnian, guest conductor
Nancy Zhou, violin
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn 
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto 
VIVIAN FUNG Dust Devils
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 

Let’s set the musical world on fire. Beethoven did exactly that when he mixed Classical tradition with hints of his revolutionary voice in the first of nine symphonies. In his Haydn Variations, Brahms weaves a theme from the masterful Papa Haydn into his own plush, Romantic-era tapestry. Nancy Zhou, first-prize winner of the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, lends her virtuosity to Mendelssohn’s Concerto, hailed by the great Joseph Joachim as “the dearest of them all, the heart’s jewel.” Tickets for the Kansas City Symphony concert start at $25.