Concert Archive - 2012-13 Season - Mozart, Mahler, & Hilary Hahn

Published in Masterworks

November 16-17 | 8 PM Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, Conductor
Hilary Hahn, Violin

Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter"
Mahler - Symphony No. 10: Adagio
Korngold - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major

The Adventures of Robin Hood! The Sea Wolf! The Violin Concerto? International superstar Hilary Hahn returns to Utah to perform a lush, heartfelt concerto by Hollywood film score legend Erich Korngold. Korngold was an Austro-Hungarian immigrant who helped found the American movie music tradition and created several gorgeously romantic works for the concert stage. Completing the Viennese connection and highlighting Korngold's artistic heritage are the final symphonies of Mozart and Mahler, two works that make every listener wish composers could live forever.

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  • Artist Profile:

    Violinist Hilary Hahn’s probing interpretations, technical brilliance, and commitment to new music and the commissioning process have not only made her one of the most sought-after artists of our time, but also brought her love of classical music to a diverse audience. Although only 32 years old, her international fame and recognition, including two Grammies, multiple Diapason “d'Or of the Year” and “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” prizes, and the 2008 Classic FM / Gramophone Artist of the Year, are a testament to her talent and drive.

    Hahn shows her commitment to contemporary music with her In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores. For this project, she has commissioned over two dozen composers to write short-form pieces for acoustic violin and piano. She will premiere these works over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, recording them along the way for release in the 2013-2014 season. Hahn remains one of the few performers dedicated to recording every new piece she commissions. Nearly a decade ago, Hahn began to notice that new encore pieces were not being showcased as much as other types of contemporary works. Shorter pieces remain a crucial part of every violinist's education and repertoire, and Hahn believes potential new favorites should be encouraged and performed as well. Twenty-six leading composers from around the world will be featured in the project, and the final, twenty-seventh composer will be decided in a non-traditional fashion later in the year.

    An engaging personality, Hahn is an avid writer and interviewer, posting journal entries and information for young musicians and concertgoers on her website, hilaryhahn.com.  In video, she produces a YouTube channel, youtube.com/hilaryhahnvideos, and serves as guest host for the contemporary classical music blog Sequenza21. Elsewhere, her violin case comments on life as a traveling companion, on Twitter: twitter.com/violincase. In addition, Hahn has participated in a number of other musical projects and collaborations. In 2004, she was a soloist on the Oscar-nominated soundtrack to the film The Village. She has made guest appearances on two albums by the alt-rock band …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and on Grand Forks by Tom Brosseau, and she has collaborated and toured with folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.


  • Program:

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter"
    I. Allegro vivace
    II. Andante cantabile
    III. Allegretto
    IV. Molto allegro


    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 10: Adagio
    Erich Korngold - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, op. 35

  • Program Notes:

    Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C Major "Jupiter"

    Mahler - Symphony No. 10: Adagio

    Korngold - Violin Concerto in D Major