Dazzling Violin & Spring
Venue: Overture Hall
Friday, April 14, 2023
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Sunday, April 16, 2023
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Single tickets $20-$98
On sale August 20, 2022 through the Overture Center Box Office
Canadian virtuoso Blake Pouliot, who dazzled our audience with the Mendelssohn violin concerto, turns his musical acumen to Saint-Saëns’ third violin concerto. Britten’s mesmerizing sea interludes from his operatic masterpiece Peter Grimes opens the program, and another personal favorite of mine, and I hope yours, the second symphony of Brahms, will help usher in the spring. — John DeMain, Music Director
Run Time: 2 hours, plus 20 minute intermission
Benjamin Britten, Four Sea Interludes
Camille Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D major
Program Notes will be available in August 2022
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This performance by the violinist [Blake Pouliot] was one of the best I’ve ever seen here. He was terrific.
[ Blake Pouliot ] was incredible… so young and so very talented… a joy to watch and listen to the amazing sounds coming from his instrument.
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Described as “immaculate, at once refined and impassioned,” (ArtsAtlanta) violinist Blake Pouliot (pool-YACHT) has anchored himself among the ranks of classical phenoms. A tenacious young artist with a passion that enraptures his audience in every performance, Pouliot has established himself as “one of those special talents that comes along once in a lifetime” (Toronto Star).
Pouliot embarks on a fulfilling 2021/22 season that includes debuts with the Boise Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Plano Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra and Winnipeg Symphony; return engagements with the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Naples, Nova Scotia, and Tallahassee; recitals in Sarasota, Miami and his Philadelphia debut; and touring the works of Beethoven as returning Artist-in-Residence with NPR’s Performance Today throughout Europe.