CSO Masterworks Series Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
American composer James Stephenson wrote his violin concerto for violinist Jennifer Frautschi (past CSO guest artist) as a commission for the Minnesota Orchestra, titled “Tributes”, in appreciation for all who helped in its creation. CSO’s concertmaster Holly Mulcahy takes on this challenging work. Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra was his final completed work and his most popular. Bartok treats sections and solo instruments as if they were protagonists in a concerto, mysterious and expressive.