Leila Josefowicz

Josefowicz Brings Helen Grime’s Violin Concerto to North America

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On November 11-12, 2022, internationally renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz performs the US Premiere of the Violin Concerto by composer Helen Grime. These performances are with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Storgårds and will be broadcast live on November 12.

Composed one continuous movement, the Violin Concerto falls into three main sections connected by dreamlike interlinking passages. Violent, virtuosic music covering the whole range of the violin is contrasted with more delicate and reflective filigree material, which features oscillating natural harmonic passages and searching melodies.

Storgårds reunites with Josefowicz on April 6 and 8, 2023, to give the Canadian Premiere of Grime’s Concerto with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Josefowicz concludes the season with additional performances of the Violin Concerto, hosted by the Detroit and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. 


Performance Details
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
November 11, 2022
Powell Hall
718 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
April 6, 2023
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5, Canada 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
May 19-20, 2023
Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
June 8-10, 2023
Atlantic Symphony Hall
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA