Monday, November 19, 2012

[HvEXAS] Violinist Jennifer Koh's Bach and Beyond concert | Fri Nov 30 at 8 PM | EMPAC Concert Hall, Troy, NY

Jennifer Koh: Bach and Beyond
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8 PM
EMPAC Concert Hall
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
$6 Rensselaer students; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty & staff; $18 general admission

Jennifer Koh presents a concert from her Bach and Beyond series, a set of three solo violin recitals that strengthen the connections of the Six Sonatas and Partitas by Bach and the present day through a historical journey of solo violin works by Béla Bartók, Phil Kline, Kaija Saariaho, and John Zorn.

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances. Since the 1994-95 season, when she won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Koh has been heard with leading orchestras and conductors worldwide. Also a prolific recitalist, she appears frequently at major music centers and festivals.
In 2009, she debuted Bach and Beyond, a six-year, three-recital series that explores the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach's Sonatas and Partitas to works by modern day composers and new commissions.

+ Jennifer Koh:
+ recent interview that touches on Bach and Beyond series:
+ Koh performing Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
+ video of Koh discussing the Bach and Beyond series:

Tickets are $18 general admission; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff; and $6 Rensselaer students (must provide ID for discounted tickets).

Evelyn's Café will open at 7 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines. Service continues after the performance. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.

More information can be found on the EMPAC website: Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY, 12180

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