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Fort Wayne Philharmonic Presents! 
Violins of Hope Retrospective

Sunday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Sweetwater Performance Theatre
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Angela Yoffe, piano
Andrew Constantine, Music Director
Rabbi Meir Bargeron, Congregation Achduth Vesholom

This program will air on PBS Fort Wayne on December 6 at 2:00 p.m.

The Philharmonic and its partners at the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne and PBS Fort Wayne will present an evening of Violins of Hope retrospective concert featuring the world-renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman with pianist Angela Yoffe.


Enjoy interview and performance videos below. 



BEETHOVEN — Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
                           Adagio molto espressivo
                           Scherzo: Allegro molto
                           Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

AUERBACH — "T'filah" for violin solo

BLOCH — Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life)
                 I. Vidui (Contrition)
                 II. Nigun (Improvisation)
                 III. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)

RAVEL — Kaddish for violin and piano (From Two Hebrew Melodies)

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO — "Figaro" from The Barber Of Seville by Rossini

The program will include commentary from Music Director Andrew Constantine and Rabbi Meir Bargeron from Congregation Achduth Vesholom.

Program will be approximately 90 minutes long and performed without intermission.

Vadim Gluzman Biography  

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gluzman’s wide repertoire embraces new music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label. 

The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Royal Concertgebouw. He collaborates with leading conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Sir Andrew Davis, Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Paavo Järvi, and Hannu Lintu. Festival appearances include performances at Lockenhaus, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Verbier, and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner. 

Highlights of his 2018-19 season include performances with Chicago Symphony under Osmo Vänskä and Cleveland Orchestra under Michail Jurowski, concerts in Australia with the Sydney, Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, and with Bamberger Symphoniker, Bergen Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Tokyo's NHK Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and Seattle Symphony. He leads performances with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist. 

Mr. Gluzman celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of violinist Henryk Szeryng with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Hamburg NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, and Warsaw Philharmonic. In 1994, Gluzman was awarded the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award and today performs on a Dominique Peccatte bow from Szeryng’s collection, previously owned by Eugène Ysaÿe. 

This season, Gluzman gives the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach’s The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie with Louisiana Philharmonic under Carlos Miguel Prieto. He has given premieres of other works by Auerbach, as well as Giya Kancheli, Elena Firsova, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, and Sofia Gubaidulina. 

Accolades for his extensive discography include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica magazine’s Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, ClassicFM, and others. 

Vadim Gluzman plays the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago. 


Angela Yoffe - piano 

Pianist, producer, and educator, Angela Yoffe, is widely admired for her dazzling musicianship and passion for music education. In 2010, Yoffe created Chicago’s annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival, now in its 7th season, and each year presents career advancement awards, such as the Arkady Fomin Scholarship, to exceptional emerging artists. Yoffe is also founder of the Collaborative Piano Class at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and the Creative Learning Program of the Betty Haag Academy of Music. She has created collaborative projects with the International Center on Deafness and the Arts and the Lurie Children’s hospital. 

Ms. Yoffe has performed as a chamber musician and recitalist in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Rome and Tokyo. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, SWR Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony and with New York’s Jupiter Symphony under the batons of Andrey Boreyko, Gerard Schwarz, Jens Nygaard, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, and Victor Yampolsky. Yoffe has been invited to perform at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Lockenhaus Festival in Austria, Festival de Radio France, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Colmar Festival in France, MIDEM Festival, Ravinia Festival, Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Schwetzingen Festspiele, and the Bantry Festival in West Cork. 

Yoffe records exclusively for BIS Records, and her discography includes a recently release album with violinist Vadim Gluzman of Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin Sonatas. Her world premiere recording of Lera Auerbach’s “24 Preludes for Violin and Piano” (composed for Ms. Yoffe and Mr. Gluzman) was released on BIS Records to rave reviews, as well as their other albums: “Time… and Again,” “Ballet for a Lonely Violinist,” and “Fireworks”. 

Angela was born in Riga, Latvia into a family of respected musicians. After studying piano performance in the Soviet Union and Israel she continued with Joaquín Achúcarro and Jonathan Feldman in the United States and became an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music. 



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