Violinist Liza Ferschtman will play the Violin Concerto, Op 14 by Samuel Barber with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, in a program called Barber And Bartok. The Dutch musician tells Cara Lieurance about her childhood filled with music and musicians, remembering games of pretend accompanied by her sister playing Chopin's Revolutionary Etude.
Ferschtman, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, talks about how her fellow students became an inspiration to her. The school also connects her closely to the music of Samuel Barber, who attended Curtis and later taught there.
Full details on the program are available at the Kalamazoo Symphony website.