August 20, 2014
The 2014 installment of the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest closes in spectacular fashion on Friday with music director Cho-Liang Lin and special guest conductor Leonard Slatkin. Lin joins as soloist for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major, which is preceded by the Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and the world premiere of Sérgio Assad’s Scare Crow, and followed by Slatkin’s arrangement of Glazunov’s Five Novelettes as well as Ginastera’s Variaciones Concertantes.
August 13, 2014
This weekend, music director Cho-Liang Lin returns to the stage of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest for “The Great Classics” (August 16) and “Who’s Afraid of the 20th Century?” (August 17).
Saturday’s performance hears Lin alongside guest artists Andrew Bain, Inon Barnatan, Nicholas Canellakis, Yura Lee, Lynn Harrell, Desmond Hoebig, Cynthia Phelps, Sheryl Staples, Arnaud Sussmann, and Liang Wang. The program ties together Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F Major, Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, and Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major.
The following afternoon, Lin and company shift focus to music of the 20th Century, including Bernstein’s Piano Trio, Stravinsky’s Duo Concertante for Violin and Piano, Dohnányi’s Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Turina’s Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Messiaen’s Le merle noir, and Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds. Many of Saturday’s musicians return to the SummerFest stage for Sunday’s concert, which also includes Burt Hara, Catherine Ransom Karoly, Valentin Martchev, and the Pegasus Trio in the lineup.
August 06, 2014
Under music director Cho-Liang Lin, last week’s opening night launched La Jolla Music Society’s 2014 installment of SummerFest “on a high note” according to the San Diego Union Tribune, which went on to add that “Lin and his fellow SummerFest musicians delivered a near note-perfect concert.” Trading off with three other soloists for Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Lin’s account of the composer’s “Spring” concerto was deemed “bright [and] polished.”