PSO Concertmaster’s Blog: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

PSO Concertmaster, Noah Bendix-Balgley, discusses Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and his October 12, 2012 – October 14, 2012 performance of the piece.



5 thoughts on “PSO Concertmaster’s Blog: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto”

  • Noah, thank you for performing and presenting on the Beethoven Concerto to the CMU Osher class last night. We were all very inspired and will come hear your concerts at Heinz Hall!

  • I second Monique’s comments! I cant wait to her the Concerto with the full PSO! You are a great addition to the PSO and to Pittsburgh.

  • I think every week that Monique cannot maintain the level of excellence in her class, but she goes above and beyond:

    In Gratitude to Noah Bendix-Balgley
    for his appearance at Osher class, 9.26.12

    Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
    channels through his body,
    from tip to toe, rising
    on the balls of his feet.

    His torso arches, a strung bow,
    the arrow of his skill pierces
    our understanding.
    releases us to the music
    as never before.

    Cadenzas he makes his own, fuses
    consummate skill and matchless score.

    Enthralled listeners add the magic
    of awed silence, finally release
    a collective gasp.

    Christine Doreian Michaels

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