Music in the Vineyards features Cho-Liang Lin in performances of Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and more
July 27, 2015
Cho-Liang Lin visits Napa Valley for three concerts with the Music in the Vineyards Festival on July 31, August, 1 and August 2. The four-week festival features works familiar and new in the heart of California wine country. Lin performs Rossini’s Sonata for two violins, cello and bass, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence alongside violinists Kyoko Takezawa and Daria Adams, violists Aloysia Friedmann and Michael Adams, cellists Zlatomir Fung and Joshua Roman, bassist Kai West, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The program also includes a performance of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. The musicians will reunite on August 2 at the Black Stallion Winery in Napa for Brahms’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Bridge’s Lament for two violas, and Hermann’s Burlesque for three violins. The evening culminates in Schubert’s Trout Quintet.
To benefit Music in the Vineyards, Lin guests in the Viennese-inspired arts gala on August 1 at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.
Following his appearance at Music in the Vineyards, Lin inaugurates the 2015 season of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest with a free outdoor concert at La Jolla Cove on August 5. The festival continues through August 28 with a series of concerts and recitals.
July 23, 2015
Following the closing concerts of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s International Youth Orchestra Summer Camp, Cho-Liang Lin travels to California where he appears at the Music in the Vineyards Festival and leads La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2015. As Music Director of SummerFest, a role he has held since 2001, Lin curates a month-long festival that comprises performances by ensembles and artists such as the Escher String Quartet, Time for Three, violinist Augustin Hadelich, cellist Joshua Roman, and programs ranging from an exploration of Shostakovich to new commissions for the La Jolla Music Society.
SummerFest Under the Stars, hosted by Lin, presents a program of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Moszkowski, and Bach at La Jolla Cove on August 5. The free concert brings SummerFest artists and ensembles to the idyllic beach setting.
For the opening night concert titled Souvenir de Florence, Lin joins fellow violinist Kyoko Takezawa, violists Toby Hoffman and Heiichiro Ohyama, and cellists Gary Hoffman and Joshua Roman to perform Tchaikovsky’s eponymous sextet. The program also includes a performance of Janácek's “Kreuzer Sonata” by the Escher String Quartet and Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major featuring Joseph Kalichstein, Augustin Hadelich, Ori Kam, and Andrew Shulman. The opening events inaugurate a series of sixteen concerts from August 5 to 28.
July 21, 2015
This August, Cho-Liang Lin returns to the La Jolla Music Society for SummerFest 2015. Stay in touch for updates on Lin’s activities as Music Director of the chamber music festival and performances and recordings well into next season by subscribing to his e-newsletter.