Benjamin Beilman

“He brought dark chocolate sound and lyricism to his rhapsodic playing and compellingly dispatched the breathless, perpetual-motion finale.”
— The New York Times

Orion Weiss

“When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that…”
— The Washington Post


Our March 11 event will spotlight two of today’s fastest-rising stars, violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss. Their deeply communicative performances go far beyond technical mastery and have won them worldwide acclaim. Their far-flung musical journey will range from the 18th to the 21st centuries, including music by Mozart, Beethoven, Kreisler, and a newly composed work by the renowned American composer Frederic Rzewski.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in A K. 526 (1787) Program Notes
Frederic Rzewski Demons for violin and piano (2017) Program Notes
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96 (1812) Program Notes
Fritz Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta (1947) Program Notes

Watch Benjamin Bielman perform Kreisler’s Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta:

See Orion Weiss perform Scarlatti’s Sonata in G, K. 427: