Sunday, February 24, 2013; 3:20 p.m.
Location: Collins Center for the Arts, The University of Maine, Orono, ME
Contact: Box Office; 207-581-1755
Violinist JENNIFER KOH is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. With an impassioned musical curiosity, she is forging an artistic path, choosing works that both inspire and challenge her. She is dedicated to performing the violin repertoire of all eras from traditional to contemporary, believing that the past and present forms a continuum. She is also committed to exploring connections in the works she performs, searching for similarities of voice among diverse composers and associations within the works of a single composer.
In 2009 Ms. Koh debuted “Bach and Beyond,” a series of three recitals that explore the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas to modern day composers including newly commissioned works. Since the launch of the series, Ms. Koh has performed “Bach and Beyond Part” at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, Oberlin College, Amherst College, UNC Chapel Hill, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Program: A new work for solo violin by Phil Kline, Bartok Sonata for solo violin, Bach Sonata No. 1 and Bach Partita No.1.