Martin Majkut Music Director

Masterworks 1

2016-2017 Season Sponsor
Jim Collier

October 21, 22, 23


The stage belonged to Frautschi, who definitively soared in her performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto … The soloist simply dug in and played the work in three movements, bringing pristine technique, astonishing precision and fluency, and great fluidity to her performance. The Toledo Blade


Rautavaara:  Anadyomene

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Jennifer Frautschi, violin

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9


Masterworks Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by Bob Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous
Soloist Sponsored by Bill & Sarah Epstein
Medford Concert Sponsored by Anne Diller


Program Notes

Jennifer Frautschi

Two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient Jennifer Frautschi has garnered worldwide acclaim as an adventurous musician with a remarkably wide-ranging repertoire. Highlights of her past season included performances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Tucson Symphony, as well as return engagements with the Alabama, Arkansas, Belo Horizonte, Chattanooga, Phoenix, and Toledo Symphonies and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. This past summer she performed at the Ojai, La Jolla, Santa Fe, Moab, Bridgehampton, and SaltBay Music Festivals.

Her discography includes the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Robert Craft, and two GRAMMY-nominated recordings with the Fred Sherry Quartet, of Schoenberg’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra and the Schoenberg Third String Quartet. Her most recent releases are a recording of Romantic Horn Trios, with hornist Eric Ruske and pianist Stephen Prutsman, and the Stravinsky Duo Concertant with pianist Jeremy Denk. With pianist John Blacklow she will release two discs on Albany Records this year: the first devoted to the Schumann sonatas; the second an exploration of recent additions to the violin and piano repertoire by American composers.

Born in Pasadena, California, Ms. Frautschi was a student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School; she also attended Harvard, NEC, and Juilliard, where she studied with Robert Mann. She performs on a 1722 Antonio Stradivarius violin known as the “ex-Cadiz,” on generous loan from a private American foundation.

Listen to Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 below:



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