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Under Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest launches its 2014 season

July 18, 2014

Under Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest launches its 2014 season

Music Director Cho-Liang Lin brings La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest back to southern California beginning July 30. As a prelude to opening night on August 1, the Taiwanese-born violinist and conductor leads SummerFest artists and the San Diego Youth Symphony’s International Youth Symphony in SummerFest Under the Stars at La Jolla Cove. Following the free outdoor concert, Lin picks up his “Titian” Stradivarius for SummerFest’s opening night performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons on a program that also includes works by Dvorak, Fauré, and Beethoven.

Lin is next heard at SummerFest on August 3 in a trio of works including Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Schubert’s Octet in F Major. He returns to the SummerFest stage on August 16 for an exploration of Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F Major, Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, and Schubert’s String Quartet in C Major. The following afternoon on August 17, Lin leads an exploration of 20th-century works by Bernstein, Stravinsky, Dohnányi, Turina, Messiaen, and Poulenc. His final performance as part of SummerFest’s 2014 season is in the finale concert on August 22. Led by Leonard Slatkin, the evening sees Lin as soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major.

Other notable artists on the SummerFest 2014 lineup include trumpeter Alison Balsom, pianists Inon Barnatan and Orion Weiss, and the Miró Quartet. Click here for a full program and lineup.

Cho-Liang Lin leads 2014 National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Youth Summer Music Camp

July 03, 2014

Cho-Liang Lin leads 2014 National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Youth Summer Music Camp

Violinist and conductor Cho-Liang Lin is back in Taiwan this summer for the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Summer Music Camp. Beginning next week, Lin—who serves as Artistic Director and Conductor for the annual series of intensive training sessions and performances—will work with music students from around Asia who study under top performers from Taiwan, China, and the United States.

Lin is heard as a performer in the summer music camp’s annual faculty concerts on July 13, performing in a chamber program alongside Cleveland Orchestra principal trumpet Michael Sachs, as well as on July 19 opposite faculty members David Chan, Ben Hong, and Brian Chen. Among the represented composers for these programs are Torelli, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, and Mozart.

Lin then conducts the musicians of the 2014 NTSO Youth Summer Music Camp in Chia-Yi (July 20), Wufeng (July 21), and Taipei (July 22). Works to be performed include Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture, Brahms’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, and Tchaikovsk’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian.”

Summer with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and La Jolla SummerFest

June 25, 2014

Summer with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and La Jolla SummerFest

This summer finds Cho-Liang Lin back in his capacities as Artistic Director and Conductor of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s International Youth Orchestra Camp and Music Director of La Jolla SummerFest.

The 2014 NTSO International Youth Orchestra Camp follows Lin’s time with the Orchestra this month where he recently performed Mozart’s five violin concerti and Sinfonia Concertante over the course of two programs.

Lin returns to the helm of the Orchestra’s annual intensive sessions giving music students from around Asia the chance to study under top musicians from Taiwan, China and the United States. The camp runs from July 7 to 19, and concludes with concerts at the National Hall of Taipei as well as Taichung and Chia-Yi. Lin then turns to California for the La Jolla Music Society’s annual SummerFest, which begins on July 30 with an annual free outdoor concert before opening night on August 1. In addition to serving as Artistic Director, Lin can be heard in performance on the 30th and 1st, as well as concerts on August 3, 17, and in SummerFest’s finale concert on August 22.

For more information on Cho-Liang Lin’s schedule, click here.