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Pinchas Zukerman Plays Brahms

Chris Hupe

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published January 23, 2020

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s season is filled with “must see and hear” programs again this year and the Masterworks Series is a great example of why this Philharmonic has gained a reputation as one of the finest in the country. 

On Feb. 1, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth will perform at The Embassy Theatre as part of the Masterworks Series. Conducted by Andrew Constantine, Zukerman and Forsyth will present Schumann’s “Manfred Overture, Op. 155,” Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26” and Brahms’ “Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102.”

A true star of the genre, Zukerman is an Israeli-born violinist who studied at the Julliard School in New York and began his career with the English Chamber Orchestra. Currently a faculty member and founder of the Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, Zukerman is “the forever-young virtuoso …expressively resourceful … technically impeccable, effortless…,” according to The Los Angeles Times .

His recordings have garnered 21 Grammy nominations and two Grammy wins. 

Forsyth, his wife, is an accomplished cellist from Canada who also studied at the Julliard School. She was later a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the youngest principal ever selected by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. 

As with every Masterworks presentation, the performance will be preceded by Musically Speaking, a talk designed to provide audience members insight into the evening’s concert program and featured guest artists.  


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