Author: Elizabeth Dworkin

Phelps: The Greatest Gown Ever (Strings)

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“…I’ll wear the greatest gown ever…” So noted violist Cynthia Phelps, when Laurence Vittes of Strings Magazine asked her how she’d handle being in New York’s intense classical-music spotlight when she premiered Julia Adolph’s Viola Concerto with the New York…

Kernis: A Corker (Detroit Free Press)

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Mark Stryker of The Detroit Free Press attended the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto, written for soloist Marina Piccinini and premiered by Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony. Stryker wrote, “Kernis’ Flute Concerto proved to be a corker…It’s…

Kernis: Big and Entertaining (Financial Times)

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“Aaron Jay Kernis has composed a big and entertaining work, which has a lot to say….” That’s what Richard Fairman of The Financial Times wrote when he attended the UK premiere of Kernis’ Flute Concerto, which featured soloist Marina Piccinini…

Phelps: Studying Her Sound (The New Yorker)

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When Cynthia Phelps premiered Julia Adolphe’s viola concerto “Unearth, Release” with the New York Philharmonic, Alex Ross of The New Yorker met with Adolphe to chat about how she studied Phelps’ sound.while creating her new concerto. Read more of their conversation…

Kernis: A New Killer Violin Concerto (Memeteria.com)

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Thomas May, of Memeteria attended the US premiere of Aaron Kernis’ new Violin Concerto. He wrote, “In last night’s Seattle Symphony concert led by Ludovic Morlot, James Ehnes introduced a brand-new violin concerto written for him by one of today’s…