Violinist Jennifer Koh performs Augusta Read Thomas's 3rd Violin Concerto, "Juggler in Paradise", Thursday through Saturday, June 9-11, 2011, with the National Symphony in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, on a program that also includes Schumann's 2nd Symphony, conducted by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. This is the US premiere of "Juggler in Paradise"; Ms. Koh gave the British premiere last season at the Proms. She speaks with Classical WETA morning host David Ginder about the joys of discovering a new piece and new composer, Thomas's brilliant orchestration and big musical gestures, and the logic of co-commissions.
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