Evening Concert

Noah Bendix-Balgley Plays Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


I've always wondered how Max Bruch (German composer) came to write the famous "Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra". It turns out that Bruch served for two years as director of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, he traveled widely through England and Scotland and he loved the novels of Sir Walter Scott. (Infomation comes from the program notes by Eric Bromberger to the San Diego Symphony's October 10, 11, and 12, 2014 concerts at http://www.sandiegosymphony.org/media/pdf/1415ProgramNotePDF/1415MW01_Note+Why.pdf )

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 Noah Bendix-Balgley is the soloist in Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Nikolaj Znaider guest conducts.  Also on the program, Schumann’s 4th Symphony, and Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture”.

Wednesday January 28: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO #14-15_04)

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor; *Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture

*BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra

[*Encore: BACH: Gavotte from Partita for Solo Violin No.3 in E Major]

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4

[PSO fill: KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto (Nikolaj Znaider, v.; Gianandrea Noseda, conductor]