By Jim Lange and Mona Seghatoleslami
Violinist Timothy Fain says he knew, “from a pretty early age that I wanted to make music.” When he was 6, he was watching his mother perform with other musicians and pointed to the violinist, and told her, “That's what I want to do!”
Fain’s interest in music took him from Santa Monica, California to the east coast, where he graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Julliard School. He now lives in New York and tours around the world as a violin soloist.
Tim Fain will coming to West Virginia this week; he will perform Richard Danielpour’s Violin Concerto (A Fool’s Paradise) with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 7 at 8 pm.
Jim Lange interviewed Fain about the music he'll be playing in Wheeling, and Mona Seghatoleslami talked with Wheeling Symphony Music Director Andre Raphel Smith about the concert. Check out the interviews below for two different perspectives on the music.
Listen to Jim’s interview with Timothy Fain
Listen to Mona’s interview with Andre Raphel Smith
Danielpour's Violin Concerto hasn't been recorded yet, so we can't post a sample of the music--maybe we can get a recording of this concert? I know there are probably complications, but we'll work on it and get back to you. For more about the concert, you can read the Wheeling Symphony's program notes about the music.