This weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra performs the Violin Concerto No 2 by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. The piece was premiered last year (2016) by Lisa Batiashvili, to whom it is dedicated. The soloist this weekend is James Ehnes. Steve Staruch spoke with both the soloist and composer who it turns out were also meeting each other for the first time. That conversation and a brief excerpt from the concerto are in this week's Regional Spotlight.
The musical term that comes up in the conversation is "bisbigliando" which means "whispering" or "murmuring."