Music in May at Cabrillo College

Music in May at Cabrillo College

On May 26 and 27, Cho-Liang Lin performs two concerts as part of Music in May at Cabrillo College.

Founded by Artistic Director Rebecca Jackson, Music in May brings globally renowned musicians to Santa Cruz for weekend of classical music. Performing works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky, Lin is joined by several talented musicians, including Anna Polonsky, Daniel Stewart, Jonah Kim, Jaime Amador, Liang-Ping How, Tiffany Richardson, and more.

Cho-Liang Lin performs Cinema’s Greatest Musical Hits with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Cho-Liang Lin performs Cinema’s Greatest Musical Hits with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

On May 10 and 12, Cho-Liang Lin travels to Greensboro, NC to perform with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. The program features some of cinema’s greatest musical hits, including John William’s “Theme from Schindler’s List,” Lalo Schifrin’s “Tango Concertantes,” Bernard Herrmann’s “Psycho Suite,” and more. Dmitry Sitkovetsky conducts.

Watch Lin perform Lalo Schifrin’s “Tango Concertantes.”

Cho-Liang Lin featured in Zhen Chen’s new album, <em>On & Between</em>

Cho-Liang Lin featured in Zhen Chen’s new album, On & Between

On May 11, Navona Records releases Zhen Chen’s new album, On & Between, a musical exploration of the dualities of immigrant cultures and identities. Weaving traditional Chinese instruments and folk tone with piano and Western style chamber music, On & Between is a masterstroke of sophisticated storytelling performed by a stellar ensemble of musicians.

Grammy-nominated Cho-Liang Lin performs on two of the albums tracks, “On the Roof” and “Lullaby.” He is joined by Elmira Darvarova (violin), David Geber (cello), Liang Wang (oboe), Howard Wall (French horn), Shenghua Hu (violin), Milan Milisavljević (viola), and jazz musicians Braxton Cook (saxophone) and Curtis Nowosad (drums). Lin Ma is featured throughout the album, playing the pipa, a traditional Chinese musical instrument with more than two thousand years of history.

Preview  “Lullaby” from On & Between.

Purchase On & Between from Navona Records.

Concerts in China and Japan

Concerts in China and Japan

This spring, Cho-Liang Lin performs in China and Japan, beginning on April 20 with a celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial in Guangzhou, China. Performed at Xinghai Concert Hall, the concert includes Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Serenade, and Symphonic Dance from West Side Story. Jing Huan conducts the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

Next, on April 28, Lin appears with the China Philharmonic at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. The acclaimed violinist performs Brahms’ Violin Concert in D Major (Op. 77).

May begins with two concerts at the Miyazaki Prefectural Arts Center in Miyazaki, Japan on May 1 and May 5. A part of the Miyazaki Festival, Lin performs alongside Akiko Suwanai, a former student, in a program of works by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Grieg, Moszkowski, Brahms, Vivaldi, Bach, and Sarasate.

"23rd of January, 1825” at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

"23rd of January, 1825” at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

On March 18, Cho-Liang Lin performs in “23rd of January, 1825” at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Part of the CMS Winter Festival, the concert celebrates the dawn of chamber music concert life by recreating an evening of music programmed by violinist Ignaz Schuppanzigh (1776-1830), a friend and collaborator of Beethoven and Schubert.

The evening includes Haydn’s Quartet in E-flat major, Spohr’s Double Quartet No. 1 in D minor, and Beethoven’s Quintet in C major. Lin is joined by Kristin Lee (violin), Mark Holloway (viola), Gary Hoffmann (cello), and the Miró Quartet.

Cho-Liang Lin Joins Si-Yo Music Society Foundation as a Si-Yo Master Artist™

Cho-Liang Lin Joins Si-Yo Music Society Foundation as a Si-Yo Master Artist™

Cho-Liang Lin has been named a Si-Yo Master Artist™, joining a roster of international artists who are Si-Yo’s ambassadors of Western classical music.

Founded in 1966, the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation is a non-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to inspiring a global community with classical music. Music lovers around the world have enjoyed Si-Yo Artist concerts, educational and community outreach events, festivals and instrument exhibitions in the United States, Asia and Italy.

On joining the Foundation, Lin says, "I am delighted to join Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, and I have long admired its mission of fostering the next generation of musical talents. I am eager to help Si-Yo with this goal."