On Sunday, Aug. 7, as Caramoor closed out its summer season with Pablo Heras-Casado leading the Orchestra of St. Luke's and violinist Gil Shaham in an all-Brahms program.
First, Shaham performed the composer's Violin Concerto, the only concerto Brahms wrote for the instrument. After intermission, Heras-Casado led the orchestra in the Symphony No. 2, the audio of which is above. Because of rights restrictions, the Violin Concerto is not available for archival streaming.
WQXR's Elliott Forrest hosted the live broadcast.
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In anticipation of Sunday's concert, WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon spoke to Heras-Casado. Listen below to hear the maestro's thoughts on working with Gil Shaham, Brahms and conducting in the outdoor heat.
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Gil Shaham, violin
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Orchestra of St. Lukes
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor