February 22, 2023

Wednesday | 10:00 - 11:30am


Class Size: 35

Join us for our bi-monthly music-listening book club!

To get ready for celebrated virtuso Ben Beilman’s debut with the Festival Orchestra, we’ll compare a few performances of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto! One of the standards of the repertoire, our playlist features performances from legends like Itzhak Perlman and Anne Sophie Mutter, as well as newer performers like Ray Chen and Augustine Hadelich. As you listen to the playlist, which stand out as some of your favorites? What do you prefer about their approach to the piece over other performances? What do you notice about the interactions between the soloists and the orchestras?

Listening to pieces leading up to a live performance can whet our appetites and greatly enhance our concert enjoyment, so we hope you’ll enjoy these wondrful appetizers for your ears!


Any songs you’d like to add? Email musicalive@azmusicfest.org and we’ll add them!

Getting Here

Community Room at Arizona Musicfest

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA