A mere 18 years old, Seattle-native violin virtuoso Simone Porter is already earning an international reputation for her impassioned energy, musical integrity and vibrant sound. Hear her performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and you’ll know why the Los Angeles Times, after calling her a “future star,” wrote: “Let’s strike the word ‘future.” She sounds ready. Now.”
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance.
Ask the Artist
Directly after the Thursday performance in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby
1 hour, 52 minutes
1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Mikhail Agrest was born in St. Petersburg, and moved with his family to the USA as a child. He studied with Josef Gingold at Indiana University School of Music.
Simone Porter, 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity and vibrant sound. At 18 years of age, she has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony and Utah Symphony, and with renowned conductors including Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot and Donald Runnicles.