Thursday, November 20, 2008

Julia Fischer, Paavo Jarvi in no-miss symphony concert

November 19, 2008
Here's one of my top picks of the season, Thursday through Saturday in Music Hall:
Julia Fischer, 25, one of the top violinists in the world right now, performs Dvorak's tuneful Violin Concerto with Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday in Music Hall.
Jarvi will conduct Gustav Holst's "The Planets," which is sure to be one of the orchestral highlights of the season -- even if you have never heard this spectacular suite before. The orchestra will record it for Telarc.
Fischer, a native of Germany, was named Gramophone magazine's youngest ever "Artist of the Year" last year, in 2007. Right after she appears in Cincinnati, she'll zoom off to play with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall. December finds her in Chicago with 8 performances with the Chicago Symphony...
We listed this concert as one of our great "deals" because on Thursday, you also get a free dinner buffet (starting at 6:15 p.m.)
And here's a unique preconcert lecture: Astronomer Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory will give a multimedia presentation, one hour before each concert (except on Thursday, because of the dinner buffet). Tickets: 513-381-3300,

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