Free, general admission
Dvořák: Violin Sonatina in G Major, Op 100
Brahms: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op 100
Lukas Foss: Composer's Holiday
Lutosławski: Partita for Violin & Piano
Cho-Liang Lin is the Andrew Armistead Shepherd Distinguished Professor of Violin at Rice University. His many students dot the musical landscape as soloists, title chair players in major orchestras, chamber players and teachers.
In his various professional capacities, Cho-Liang Lin has championed composers of our time. His efforts to commission new works have led many important composers to write for him. The list includes John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, Tan Dun, John Williams, Steven Stucky, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bright Sheng, Paul Schoenfield, Joan Tower and many more.
A veteran of the international concert stage, Jon Kimura Parker has performed as guest soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Wolfgang Sawallisch in Carnegie Hall, toured Europe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Andre Previn, and shared the stage with Jessye Norman at Berlin’s Philharmonie. Conductors he has recently worked with include Teddy Abrams, Pablo Heras-Cassado, Claus Peter Flor, Hans Graf, Jeffrey Kahane, Carlos Kalmar, Peter Oundjian, Larry Rachleff, Xu Zhong and Pinchas Zukerman. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian honor.