Magic continues as Huntington Estate Music Festival reaches halfway point

The ANAM Chamber Orchestra in rehearsal

The Huntington Festival is halfway through and the spectacular performances continue. The Goldner String Quartet’s performance of Brahms Piano Quintet with John Chen took the audience’s breath away. Then the ANAM Chamber Orchestra took to the stage with their youthful energy. And just when the audience thought things couldn’t get any better, Ray Chen emerged for a surprise finale – Milstein’s Paganiniana. As Ray explained to the audience, Nathan Milstein, one of the 20th century’s greatest violinists, rearranged the most difficult parts of the 24 Caprices of Paganini, one of the 19th century’s greatest violinists, to create one awe-inspiring work. What a way to finish the evening!

This morning the audience enjoyed performances by Ian Munro, members of the Atos Trio, Jane Gower, Genevieve Lacey, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, the ANAM Chamber Orchestra and Amelia Farrugia. This evening Ray Chen and John Chen perform Brahms together. the Goldner String Quartet and friends perform Mozart, and the ANAM Chamber Orchestra returns, this time with Daniel Mendelow on trumpet in works old and new.

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