Hilary Hahn, Violin with Robert Levin, Piano
Friday, March 24, 2017 | 8 pm
Hilary Hahn has been one of the best-known violinists in the world for twenty-five years, playing with a style that is “technically immaculate and musically magisterial” (Los Angeles Times). Her incomparable skill is matched by her musical intelligence and daring programming; not only is she a first-class exponent of Bach’s work, but she is also one of the foremost commissioners of new works for the violin (including Jennifer Higdon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning concerto).
Pioneer Press calls her playing “brimming with emotion and enthusiasm, excitement and interpretive imagination.” Nürnberger Nachtrichten lauds her as “the epitome of violinist perfection.” This international star performs with a musicality “at once impetuous and authoritative, brilliant and beautiful” (The New York Times). Expect a truly moving performance from a once-in-a-generation American talent.
J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019
Antón García Abril: Partita No. 6, “You,” from Six Partitas for Solo Violin (selection, written for Hilary Hahn)
Hans Peter Türk: Träume for solo piano (written for Robert Levin)
Mozart: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 481
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 9 in A Major, op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
“The beauty of her melodic playing was a delight from start to finish.”