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Orpheus & Noah Bendix-Balgley Bartók, Brahms & Klezmer

The 92nd Street Y | New York, NY

MAR 18 2025 | 7:30PM
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The Program

Concert Duration: 2 hours (includes intermission)

  • Caroline Shaw

    Entr’acte

  • Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances for violin and orchestra
    Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

  • Noah Bendix-Balgley/Samuel Adler

    Fidl-Fantazye: A Klezmer Concerto
    Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

  • Brahms

    Hungarian Dances
    orchestrated by Zachary Wadsworth

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Orpheus returns to 92NY's stage with Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a leading soloist and chamber musician. A lifelong champion and performer of klezmer music, he joins Orpheus to perform a concerto based on traditional klezmer melodies and folk-inspired classical works by Brahms and Bartók.

About the artist

Noah Bendix-Balgley
violin

Noah Bendix-Balgley enjoys a wide-ranging musical life as a violinist. He is First Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker and tours both as a chamber musician and as a soloist. His clear and heartfelt personal sound has reached and moved listeners around the world.

As soloist, Noah appears frequently with leading international orchestras, as well as in recital at the world’s finest concert halls. Recent highlights include his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall as the featured soloist on the Berliner Philharmoniker USA tour under the direction of Kirill Petrenko, as well as concerto appearances with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Berlin, Dresden, Auckland, Nagoya, and Oklahoma City.

He has also performed with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and the Shanghai, Utah, Quebec, Adelaide, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. He has toured with Apollo’s Fire Orchestra performing on period instruments, performed the Brahms Double Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein and the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, toured with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and given recitals at the Philharmonie Berlin, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. In the upcoming season, he curates and presents a week-long celebration of the violin with his hometown Asheville Symphony, including a solo violin recital and an all-concerto program. He also returns to the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and makes his debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra.

Noah is a renowned performer of traditional klezmer music, a musical style that has been part of his life since an early age. He has performed groups such as Brave Old World, and has taught at many klezmer workshops. In 2016, Noah composed and premiered his own klezmer violin concerto, Fidl-Fantazye, with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he was concertmaster from 2011 to 2015. Since the premiere, he has also performed the work with the Baltimore Symphony, the China Philharmonic, and the Buffalo Philharmonic. In November 2021, he premiered the chamber orchestra version of Fidl-Fantazye with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, a version he also presented with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker in a special ‘Late Night’ klezmer concert at the Philharmonie Berlin.

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