CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Oct. 20, 8 pm ET: DACAMERA presents Hearing Color, Seeing Time: Frankenthaler and Ravel. A new series in partnership with The Menil Collection. In this first program, a major painting of Helen Frankenthaler is paired with Ravel’s sensuous Une Barque sur l’Ocean. Following her live performance in the Menil gallery, Sarah Rothenberg takes a close look at color, line, texture, harmony, and rhythm in abstract painting and music. Register and view here. LIVE

Oct. 21, 2pm ET: Carnegie Hall presents Master Class: Joyce DiDonato. A chance to relive highlights from three of Joyce DiDonato’s Carnegie Hall master classes. The mezzo-soprano mentors singers at the beginning of their careers, exploring the intricacies of operatic singing with a particular focus on arias by Handel and Puccini. Mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker—who participated in DiDonato’s first master class in 2015—catches up with her in an online chat. View here and on demand.

Oct. 23, 8 pm ET: CAIC Collaborative Works Festival presents Modern Women. The Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Collaborative Works Festival’s final concert showcases songs by some of today’s women composers, including Sarah Kirkland Snider, as well as American women composers of the 20th century, including Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, and Ruth Crawford Seeger. This program features Stacy Garrop’s song cycle In Eleanor’s Words, based on the writings of Eleanor Roosevelt, Errollyn Wallen’s Roundel, and Iva Bittová’s Nezabudka. View here until October 25.

Oct. 25, 7:30 pm ET:Met Opera Streams presents Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. Starring Renée Fleming, Elina Garanca, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Marcus Brück, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. From May 13, 2017. View here and for 24 hours.

Jennifer Koh

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020


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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