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Ray Chen, violin

Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:30 PM
Opperman Music Hall

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$55


Genre: classical

“Chen crashes through any supposed barriers erected around classical music with his playing.”- The San Diego Tribune

Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. He is dedicated to expanding the reach of classical music through education and social media. Ray has appeared with some of the leading orchestras around the world, including the London Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre National de France where he joined Daniele Gatti for the televised Bastille Day concert in Paris to an audience of over 800,000. In 2017, Ray signed to Decca Classics in a major new recording deal and multimedia partnership. Ray has previously released three critically acclaimed albums on Sony: a recital program “Virtuoso” of works by Bach, Tartini, Franck and Wieniawski and the Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky concertos with Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding. Following the success of these recordings, Ray was profiled by “The Strad” and “Gramophone” magazines as “the one to watch.”

Program

Violin Sonata Op. 12, No. 1, in D major
Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor
Saint-Saëns

Intermission

Solo Sonata Op. 27, No. 4 in E minor
Ysaye

Suite populaire espagnole
M. De Falla

Czardaz
Monti



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