The votes are in. I asked the St. Louis Symphony musicians to send me their Hot Picks for the 16/17 season. More than half of the musicians participated, and this week I’ll present the Top 5. I’ll begin with No. 5: Brahms Violin Concerto, featuring Augustin Hadelich, April 29-30, 2017.
First violinist Jessica Cheng writes: “He’s probably one of my top three violinists out there right now. I can’t wait to hear him play one of my favorite violin concerti and what encore he’ll slay.” (Editor’s note: encores are not guaranteed.)
Alison Harney, Principal Second Violin: “He is an exquisite violinist beyond all measure.”
David Robertson conducts. This concert is hot, as chosen by the musicians of the St. Louis Symphony.
Tuesday: Hot Pick No. 4. Another solo string work matched with an early 20th century masterpiece.