Noted by Artsfile for her “searing virtuosity” and “theatrical, expressive impulse,” Aspen alumna Sarah Chang returns to play jewels of the violin repertoire.
Dvořák's Romance in F minor is a tranquil and poignant piece that opens with a yearning melody on which the soloist elaborates. A more dramatic second theme leads to some passionate outbursts before the nostalgic mood returns. Bartók’s Romanian Dances are one of his most engaging and popular works. The six dances vary in mood and tempo, from hauntingly soulful to wildly exuberant.
One of the favorite encore pieces of the violin repertoire is Ravel’s Tzigane. This dazzling work, which runs the soloist through a gauntlet of challenges, closes with a brilliant and flashy perpetual motion finale.
Program to include:
DVOŘÁK: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, op. 11, B. 39
BARTÓK/MAX MUELLER: Romanian Folk Dances, BB 76
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