Hot Picks: No. 5

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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.

Augustin Hadelich. Photo by Luca Valenta.
Augustin Hadelich. Photo by Luca Valenta.

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.