CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Nov. 28, 9 pm ET: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents Sounds from Home. For Thanksgiving weekend, a program about our ever-evolving sense of home. Dvorák’s American String Quintet blends Czech influences with popular American music. The program also features excerpts from Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 2, Principal Flute Julia Bogorad-Kogan performing a solo work by James Lee III inspired by his long relationship with Brazilian music, and a new work for Principal Oboe Cassie Pilgrim written by Chen Yi. View here.

Nov. 29, 1 pm ET: Wiener Staatsoper presents Puccini’s La Bohème. Conductor: Speranza Scappucci, director: Franco Zeffirelli. With Benjamin Bernheim, Marina Rebeka, Samuel Hasselhorn, and Mariam Battistelli. Performance of November 29, 2018. Register for free and view here.

Nov. 30, 7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Musical Heritage: Paganini. Violinist Sean Lee, a Paganini Caprice specialist, joins violinist Aaron Boyd for an exploration of Paganini’s violin writing. The event features performances of selections from the Paganini Caprices by Lee and insight from Boyd into the history of this legend of classical music. Register, view here and on demand for a week.

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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