March 07, 2014
After a winter marked by the fifth Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, Chinese New Year concerts with the New York Philharmonic and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Carnegie Hall debut of the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, violinist and conductor Cho-Liang Lin looks to a spring that spans between California and Finland, Bach and a world premiere.
Lin's spring commences in March in Southern California when he joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for performances in LA and Pasadena (March 26, 27, 28, and 29). Works on the program include Telemann's Concerto for Four Violins and selections from Cantatas Nos. 84, 159, and 154 by Bach.
In April, Lin appears with the Tampere Philharmonic for an evening of Finnish works. This includes Tiensuu's Violin Concerto and the world premiere of Usko Meriläinen's Super M, Concerto for a Murderer. Finally, on May 31 he guests with the Montreal Chamber Music Festival Strings Orchestra for the Festival's closing concert, "J'adore Mozart." There, Lin performs as soloist for all five of Mozart's Violin Concerti.
February 05, 2014
Cho-Liang Lin can be heard with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra this week and next, both in the orchestra’s home campus of Rice University and at Carnegie Hall. A faculty member of the Shepherd School, Lin will perform Christopher Rouse’s Violin Concerto in three concert programs with the ensemble, including its debut at Carnegie Hall on February 18. Rouse wrote and dedicated the work to Lin in 1991.
The first performance on February 8 in Stude Concert Hall also includes Berlioz’s Le corsaire and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. The following week on February 13, the SSSO reprises the Rouse alongside Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. February 8’s program will be reprised on the 18th at Carnegie Hall. All performances are conducted by Larry Rachleff.
January 28, 2014
Lin ushers in the Year of the Horse with Tan Dun’s The Triple Resurrection — the fourth work in the composer’s Martial Arts Cycle set of concertos for orchestra based on the composer’s film scores. Lin joins fellow soloists Jian Wang and Yuja Wang for this triple concerto before also performing Dvorak’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra. Conductor Long Yu leads both performances in New York and Canada, which also include works by Li Huanzhi, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Chinese folk songs.