David Patrick Stearns – 3/7/15

“For all of its reputed fabulousness, the Philadelphia Orchestra is also known for its winter contingency concerts. Concertmaster David Kim and Emmanuel Ax played an isolated movement of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 (‘Spring’) with such chemistry that those two should give an entire cycle of Beethoven sonatas. The half-full-plus Verizon Hall responded as if hearing something singular—because it was.” —David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer