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<p>Washington Performing Arts presents Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin and Lambert Orkis, piano</p>

Washington Performing Arts presents Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin and Lambert Orkis, piano

Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:00 PM

World-acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter returns to the Concert Hall, in recital with her longtime duet partner, NSO keyboardist Lambert Orkis.

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Washington Performing Arts 50th Anniversary Season
Stars Series
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Lambert Orkis, piano
One of the reigning violin virtuosos of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter has enthralled audiences worldwide for four decades with her technical mastery and transfixing tone, along with an expansive approach to repertoire ranging from the Baroque to myriad new works commissioned in her honor. Joined by longtime duet partner and National Symphony Orchestra principal keyboardist Lambert Orkis, Mutter presents a program of trademark breadth: a beloved late sonata by Mozart; a breathtaking work by Saint-Saëns; Respighi's passionate and rhythmically inventive sonata, which, in Mutter's words, "sets you dreaming of Brahms and Italy"; and the self-descriptive Clockwork by Sebastian Currier, one of Mutter's favorite contemporary composers and a winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award.

Performance Timing: Part One - 41 min.; Intermission - 17 min.; Part Two - 37 min.


Note: Anne-Sophie Mutter will sign CDs following the performance, in the Grand Foyer outside of the Concert Hall.