In a season that has included performances with the Orchestre National de Lyon and the Cartagena International Festival of Music with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is starting her spring with a return to the Casals Festival to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, with the Puerto Rico Symphony led by Jesus Lopez-Cobos, and to Warsaw to perform Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 at the Beethoven Festival conducted by Maximiliano Valdes.
In April, Meyers joins the National Symphony Orchestra for performances of the Mason Bates Concerto. Bates is the new Kennedy Center composer-in-residence and wrote the concerto for Meyers. In Meyers’ feature in Strings Magazine, she tells the story of how the concerto came to be.
Watch Meyers perform the work with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin at the podium, below.