Join us for an evening of virtuoso performance by Grammy award-winning violinist Jennifer Koh. A master of her instrument, Koh brings her unique blend of technical precision, musical agility, and creative vision to the RØDE House stage for a night of unforgettable contemporary classical music.
“In the top echelons of classical music, the violinist Jennifer Koh is by any measure a star. With a dazzling technique, she has ridden a career that any aspiring Juilliard grad would dream about — appearing with leading orchestras, recording new works, and performing on some of the world’s most prestigious stages.”
— The New York Times
“Chicago-born violinist Jennifer Koh [is] a musician of immaculate control, keen intelligence and a slightly cool demeanor.”
— The Wall Street Journal
“She is a tireless champion of new music, but is also a nimble enough artist to hop among repertory staples and world premieres with stunning ease.”
— The New York Times
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. A forward-thinking artist, she is dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting equity and inclusivity in classical music. She has expanded the contemporary violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects and has premiered more than 100 works written especially for her. Ms. Koh’s series include Alone Together, a commissioning project, performance, and Grammy Award-winning recording series in support of composers during the coronavirus crisis; The New American Concerto, which invites a diverse collective of composers to examine socio-cultural topics relevant to American life today through the form of the violin concerto; and Bach and Beyond, which traces the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach’s sonatas and partitas to pieces by 20th- and 21st-century composers.
Ms. Koh has appeared with orchestras worldwide, among them the New York, Los Angeles, and Helsinki Philharmonics; Cleveland, Mariinsky, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Philharmonia (London) Orchestras; and Atlanta, Baltimore, BBC, Chicago, Cincinnati, National, New World, NHK, RAI (Torino), and Singapore Symphonies. Named Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, she has won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Concert Artists Guild Competition, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has a BA in English literature from Oberlin College and studied at the Curtis Institute, where she worked extensively with Jaime Laredo and Felix Galimir. She is an active lecturer, teacher, and recording artist for Cedille Records; and is the Artistic Director and Founder of the non-profit ARCO Collaborative.
Selections from Alone Together
Wang Lu: Hover and Recede
inti figgis-vizueta: quiet city (& easter bells from the bowery)
Nina C. Young: There had been signs, surely
Patrick Castillo: Mina Cecilia’s Constitutional
Tonia Ko: The Fragile Season
Nina Shekhar: warm in my veins
Rafiq Bhatia: Descent
Vijay Iyer: for violin alone
Morgan Guerin: Together, But Alone (In Quarantine)
Lester St. Louis: Ultraviolet, Efflorescent
Ken Ueno: Better Angels
Ellen Reid: Brick Red Mood
Rajna Swaminathan: Kindling
Anthony Cheung: Springs Eternal
Cassie Wieland: shiner
Du Yun: Windowsills
Kati Agócs: Thirst and Quenching
Sarah Gibson: You are still here
Tania León: Anima
Adeliia Faizullina: Urman
Angélica Negrón: Cooper and Emma
Missy Mazzoli: Hail, Horrors, Hail
Alone Together is commissioned and produced by ARCO Collaborative with the support of commissioning partners National YoungArts Foundation and additional generous donors.
HEALTH POLICY + ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
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