December 02, 2013
On December 3, Cho-Liang Lin appears with the Sejong Soloists at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall. Two Vivaldi works highlight the evening: the composer’s Violin concerto in B-flat Major, “The Hunt,” as well as his Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins. Rounding out the performance is Mendelssohn’s youthful and ebullient Octet, written when the composer was 16 years old. For more information on this concert, click here.
November 27, 2013
This winter, Cho-Liang Lin performs Lalo Schifrin’s Letters from Argentina in both Texas and Taiwan. On November 30, he performs the work with Chamber Music International at Dallas City Performance Hall, before bringing the work to Taipei’s National Theater Concert Hall on December 6.
Premiered in 2005 and recorded in the same year, Letters from Argentinacreates a sonic tapestry of Schifrin’s childhood in Buenos Aires. Lin was part of both the work’s premiere and recording, and reunites with clarinetist David Shifrin, percussionist Satoshi Takeishi, and double-bassist Pablo Aslan for these upcoming outings of the work. Joining them, too, are pianist Octavio Brunetti and bandoneon player Héctor Del Curto in both cities. In Taipei, cellist Felix Fan will also be heard.
November 18, 2013
This weekend, Cho-Liang Lin celebrates composer Joan Tower’s 75th birthday with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, November 21 through 23. Under the baton of music director Giancarlo Guerrero, Lin performs Tower’s incandescent Violin Concerto, a work written for fellow violinist Elmar Oliveira in memoriam of the instrumentalist’s brother. “It’s a poignant reminder of one’s loved ones,” Lin says of the work.
The program also features Tower’s piece Stroke and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony No. 3. Both of the Tower works will be recorded by the Nashville Symphony for future album release on Naxos.