National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Vineyards Festival, and La Jolla SummerFest highlight Cho-Liang Lin’s summer season
June 24, 2015
Cho-Liang Lin spends the summer on both sides of the Pacific, as he returns to the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s International Youth Orchestra Camp as Artistic Director and Conductor, and continues as Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest.
Beginning in early July, Lin returns to his role as Artistic Director and Conductor of the NTSO International Youth Orchestra Camp, where he will lead the next generation of musicians in an intensive training program. Lin will be both performing alongside other faculty members and leading the Youth Orchestra in several concerts.
Following his activities in Taiwan, Lin appears in a series of concerts in Napa Valley as part of the Music in the Vineyards, a festival comprised of chamber music concerts in California's idyllic wine country.
Cho-Liang Lin then kicks off SummerFest in La Jolla as the festival's Music Director with a free outdoor concert on August 5 with a program of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Moszkowski, and Bach with ensembles such as the Escher String Quartet, the Huntington Quartet, the Sycamore Trio, and other musical luminaries. SummerFest continues through the end of August with performances of works by an array of composers from Brahms to Shostakovich. Discover the 2015 season of SummerFest here.
June 11, 2015
On June 12, Cho-Liang Lin will join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the UK premiere of The Last Paradise by Xiaogang Ye, led by conductor José Serebrier. Lin previously performed the U.S. premiere of Ye's work in 2013 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to great acclaim, with Bachtrack.com noting that "the stylistic techniques employed by Lin not only served to prove the performer’s incredible skill and dexterity, but also to express the musical protagonist’s sense of hardship and sorrow." Lin will be recording this same work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Serebrier, to be be released by BIS Records.
The program also hears selections from Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Following his London performance, Lin can be seen in Taiwan on June 19 performing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with conductor Gilbert Varga and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra.