The group’s opening concert featured the Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Opus 64. One of the more difficult pieces for violin, the concerto proved to be a perfect vehicle for Beluska’s technical prowess and ability for interpretation. The work is at once happy and energetic, and nervelessly vibrant, and Beluska was well-deserving of the standing ovation he received.

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