Beethoven beckons: ‘Artist of Distinction’ set to tackle violin concerto

Kerson Leong solos in Beethoven's Violin Concerto Saturday and Sunday with the Arkansas Symphony at Robinson Center Performance Hall, and plays Schubert's Octet with ASO musicians Tuesday at the Clinton Presidential Center.

(Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Marco Borggreve)
Kerson Leong solos in Beethoven's Violin Concerto Saturday and Sunday with the Arkansas Symphony at Robinson Center Performance Hall, and plays Schubert's Octet with ASO musicians Tuesday at the Clinton Presidential Center. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Marco Borggreve)

"It's always a pleasure to do Beethoven's Violin Concerto," says Canadian violinist Kerson Leong, who solos in the masterpiece this weekend with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Geoffrey Robson.

"It's

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