Jun Märkl returns to the US for three concerts of Shostakovich and Wagner on 27, 29 and 30 March with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and violinist Midori. Midori performs as soloist in Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1, and this is followed by a performance of Wagner Orchestral Suite from The Ring.
Märkl’s last trip to Cincinatti, where he led the orchestra in programme of Wagner, Liszt and Brahms, was a resounding success:
“Märkl pulled out all the stops in the Allegro giocoso (joyous), before launching into the great variations finale, where each statement of the eight-bar theme was distinctly and beautifully shaped…. In response to another standing ovation, the CSO players showed their regard for Märkl by affording him a solo bow (i.e. refusing to stand when signalled).”
Northern Kentucky News, January 2012