Get ready for a whirlwind of a concert!
On Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST (GMT -5), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present a live concert webcast. The concert will feature Augustin Hadelich playing Paganini’s First Violin Concerto.
Here’s just a taste of the violinist’s Paganini flare: Augustin Hadelich playing Paganini Caprice No. 5.
Paganini and Berlioz met in Paris, and became regular correspondents. Both enjoyed guitar music, and Paganini gave Berlioz a guitar. Both signed the guitar, which still exists and is at the Musée de la Musique in Paris.  Berlioz donated the guitar to the museum when he was its curator. And here it is:
You can take a fascinating virtual tour of the museum at this link. You can even download a museum map to facilitate your tour. Click the pictures; any picture with a compass on it will allow you to wander through the museum and view the exhibits. Other pictures will provide slideshows with musical clips. Enjoy!
- Niccolò Paganini, Wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccol%C3%B2_Paganini.
Image attributions: Globe with eighth note, C. Gallant, 2019. Paganini, Berlioz guitar, Musée de la musique, Paris / A Giordan – http://mediatheque.cite-musique.fr/musee [Public domain] via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Nicolas_Grobert_-_Early_Romantic_Guitar,_Paris_around_1830.jpg.