In music, a cadenza is an “improvised or written out ornamental passage played or sung by a soloist,” and it’s often where a soloist can really shine.

Violinist Tessa Lark certainly improvised her cadenza at this rehearsal of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with the CityMusic Cleveland orchestra. . . and it took a rather folksy turn. Watch below:


You never know when the urge to #stradgrass will strike…..with CityMusic Cleveland, after an incredibly inspiring week of concerts.#violin #fiddle #dvorak #imfired #citymusicrocks

Posted by Tessa Lark on Monday, May 16, 2016


Personally, we think this Dvořák concerto deserves some bluegrass twang.