by Marga Lincoln For the Independent Record
Saturday night, Stephen Cepeda, Helena Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, will perform one of the most technically challenging concertos for a violinist to master.
Benjamin Britten’s violin concerto is “over the top difficult” and “demonic at times,” said Music Director Allan R. Scott.
Reportedly, renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz labeled the piece “unplayable.”
The 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Helena Civic Center launches a dynamic 64th symphony season.