TIME: 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique” (The New York Times), makes his debut as soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Led by Music Director Francisco Noya, the program is free to watch, broadcast live from the First Church in Cambridge. The program also includes Respighi’s The Birds and Walker’s Lyric for Strings.
“Beethoven's Violin Concerto is perhaps the best-known violin concerto in the entire repertoire. Interestingly, the premiere of this work in 1806 was not successful (possibly because the violinist was forced to sight-read the piece during the performance), so it lay un-played for nearly 40 years,” says Kutik. “It is a wonderful privilege and honor to be able to perform and study this great work—and to build upon the legendary performance tradition of this piece.”