Cho-Liang Lin celebrates Shostakovich in SummerFest 2015 concert series

August 20, 2015

Cho-Liang Lin celebrates Shostakovich in SummerFest 2015 concert series

In a series of three concerts at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Cho-Liang Lin leads festival musicians through an exploration of the works and world of Dmitri Shostakovich. On August 21, Cho-Liang Lin brings together violinist David Chan, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Clive Greensmith, pianists Vladimir Feltsman, John Novacek, and Alan Woo, and the Borromeo String Quartet to perform the Russian composer’s Two Pieces for String Octet, Sonata for Viola and Piano, Concertino for Two Pianos, and String Quartet in F Major.

The subsequent evening, violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky performs Shostakovich’s Piano Trio in C Minor alongside Clive Greensmith and Alan Woo, followed by the Sonata for Violin and Piano, and the String Quartet in C Minor. To conclude the evening, soprano Lyubov Petrova joins the instrumentalists for Shostakovich’s song cycle Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok.

The third and final concert in the Shostakovich series features performances of the String Quartet No. 12, Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, and Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor by the Borromeo String Quartet, cellist John Sharp, Vladimir Feltsman, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky.

The final week of SummerFest features an evening of new compositions, a performance of four-hands piano works by Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu, and the SummerFest concluding performance, Strings, Glorious Strings! Discover the full SummerFest calendar here.

SummerFest Under the Stars inaugurates 2015 Festival

August 05, 2015

SummerFest Under the Stars inaugurates 2015 Festival

On August 5, Cho-Liang Lin leads a star-studded night at La Jolla Cove to kick off the 2015 SummerFest season. The free outdoor concert features a program of Mendelssohn’s “Allegro moderato ma con fuoco” from the Octet in E-flat Major, Prokofiev’s Andante cantabile and Allegro from the Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Beethoven’s Allegro from the Piano Trio in D Major, Selections from Moszkowski’s Suite for Two Violins, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major.

Lin brings together the musical talents of the Escher String Quartet, the Huntington Quartet, the Sycamore Trio, Ori Kam, and Kyoko Takezawa for the annual celebration.

For the festival’s opening night concert on August 7, Lin performs Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence alongside violinist Kyoko Takezawa, violists Toby Hoffman and Heiichiro Ohyama, and cellists Gary Hoffman and Joshua Roman. The program also includes a performance of Janácek’s “Kreutzer Sonata” by the Escher String Quartet, and Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, featuring by Joseph Kalichstein, Augustin Hadelich, Ori Kam, and Andrew Shulman.

The first week of SummerFest also comprises a concert of Viennese Masters, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms on August 8. On August 9, the festival presents a memorial concert for Deborah Hoffman, a SummerFest artist from 1990 to 2012 highlighted by a special performance of Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane, Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, Fauré’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, and the world premiere of Joel Hoffman’s composition of Deborah, for Deborah.

Music in the Vineyards features Cho-Liang Lin in performances of Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and more

July 27, 2015

Music in the Vineyards features Cho-Liang Lin in performances of Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and more

Cho-Liang Lin visits Napa Valley for three concerts with the Music in the Vineyards Festival on July 31, August, 1 and August 2. The four-week festival features works familiar and new in the heart of California wine country. Lin performs Rossini’s Sonata for two violins, cello and bass, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence alongside violinists Kyoko Takezawa and Daria Adams, violists Aloysia Friedmann and Michael Adams, cellists Zlatomir Fung and Joshua Roman, bassist Kai West, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The program also includes a performance of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. The musicians will reunite on August 2 at the Black Stallion Winery in Napa for Brahms’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Bridge’s Lament for two violas, and Hermann’s Burlesque for three violins. The evening culminates in Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

To benefit Music in the Vineyards, Lin guests in the Viennese-inspired arts gala on August 1 at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Following his appearance at Music in the Vineyards, Lin inaugurates the 2015 season of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest with a free outdoor concert at La Jolla Cove on August 5. The festival continues through August 28 with a series of concerts and recitals.