CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Thursday, May 13, 7:30 pm ET: Bang on a Can, BOMB Magazine & the Jewish Museum present Steve Reich & Amy Sillman. A conversation between the composer and the Brooklyn-based painter—who happen to be cousins—plus performances of two Reich classics. Guitarist Mark Stewart, a longstanding member of Reich’s touring ensemble, will perform Electric Counterpoint, for solo electric guitar and 12 backing pre-recorded guitar tracks. Percussionist David Cossin, also a veteran of Reich’s touring ensemble, offers his treatment of Reich’s Piano Phase(redubbed Piano Phase/Video Phase), in which Cossin performs the two piano parts with percussion midi-triggers, allowing us to see the actual structure of the piece as it unfolds. View here.

Saturday, May 15, 7:30 pm ET: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Truth is of No Color. Paying tribute to the art of music and spoken word, with poems written by Langston Hughes weaved into two works by composers Valerie Coleman and RPO’s own Herb Smith. In partnership with Avenue Blackbox Theatre. View here until June 27.

Monday, May 17, 5:30 pm ET: American Symphony Orchestra presents ASO Salutes NYC/USA, Jazz Ensemble. Live from Bryant Park Fountain Terrace, a jazz ensemble salutes U.S. healthcare workers who have made it possible for New Yorkers to experience live music once again. The program, including works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, and Chick Corea, among others, celebrates composers who have defined the sound of this vibrant city. View here. LIVE

Jennifer Koh

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

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Recognized for intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting diversity and inclusivity in classical music. She has expanded the contemporary violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects, and has premiered more than 70 works written especially for her. Her quest for the new and unusual, sense of endless curiosity, and ability to lead and inspire a host of multidisciplinary collaborators, truly set her apart.

For her Cornell Concert Series performance, Ms. Koh presents her latest project, Alone Together:

“Alone Together is an artistic response to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial hardship it has placed on many in the music community. It is an online commissioning project that brings composers together in support of the many freelancers among them. These new works have been written in the beginning weeks of the COVID-19 health crisis.”

Program:

Wang Lu: Hover and Recede
Tonia Ko (Cornell DMA ’17): The Fragile Season
Qasim Naqvi: Hal

Anthony Cheung: Springs Eternal
Inti Figgis-Vizueta: Quiet City (& Easter Bells From the Bowery)

Nina Shekhar: Warm In My Veins

Lester St. Louis: Ultraviolet, efflorescent

Jennifer Koh appears with support from Opus3 Artists.

Born in Chicago of Korean parents, Ms. Koh began playing the violin by chance, choosing the instrument in a Suzuki-method program only because spaces for cello and piano had been filled. She made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. She has been honored as “A Force of Nature” by the American Composers Orchestra and Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year. Ms. Koh was a top prize winner at Moscow’s International Tchaikovsky Competition, winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Oberlin College and studied at the Curtis Institute, where she worked extensively with Jaime Laredo and Felix Galimir.

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