Jennifer Koh, violin & Thomas Sauer, piano
Sunday, May 09, 2010, 7:30 PM

Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh, who plays with "energy and velvety richness" (The New York Times), returns to the Kennedy Center with pianist Thomas Sauer for a performance that is equal parts experimentation and standard repertory.

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Last seen at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra, the brilliant Jennifer Koh returns in her Fortas debut with a night of violin mastery and multimedia. The virtuoso violinist who the New York Times says possesses "equal measures of energy and velvety richness" performs John Adams's Road Movies as part of the Center's celebration of the composer. Koh also takes part in the Washington premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Lachen Verlernt, an audio and video piece incorporating the work of videographer Tal Rosner. Koh will perform with pianist Thomas Sauer, a frequent collaborator with renowned instrumentalists and a member of the Mannes Trio. The program includes Bach's Partita for solo violin, a work that puts Koh's precise yet emotional ability on display, and Lou Harrison's fleshy, exotic, and diverse Grand Duo.

Program and Notes

J.S. Bach
Partita for solo violin, No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 2 for solo violin
John Adams
Road Movies for violin and piano
Salonen
Lachen Verlernt (with new video by Tal Rosner)
Lou Harrison
Grand Duo for violin and piano

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