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Thursday, April 12th, 2018
PERFORMERS Nashville Symphony Pinchas Zukerman, conductor/violin Jun Iwasaki, violin PROGRAM J.S. Bach - Concerto for Two Violins Elgar - Chanson de matin Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 Elgar - Chanson de nuit Elgar - Enigma Variations Israeli-born musician Pinchas Zukerman is renowned worldwide as one of the great violinists of the past 40 years. He is a true classical music superstar, and this will be his first appearance with the Nashville Symphony since 1999. Zuckerman and Concertmaster Jun Iwaski will both be featured on the Bach Concerto for Violins. Zuckerman will solo on the Mozart Violin Concerto (popularly known as Turkish because of its exotic melodies) and the Elgar Chansons, while conducting from the violin. Elgars Chansons are intimate in scale, with contrasting characters of night and day. The Enigma Variations is one of Elgars best-known pieces, a series of vivid musical character sketches of the people closest to him.