Saturday, January 12, 2013 — 7:30 PM, Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, Music Director
SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto
ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”
SARAH CHANG, VIOLIN
SARAH CHANG, one of the most acclaimed violin soloists in the world, makes her return to the Boulder Phil, the orchestra that helped launch her career before her debut in 1989 with the New York Philharmonic at age 8. In this evening full of Romanticism, we have Samuel Barber’s gorgeous Violin Concerto, composed in an emotional and melodic style, but with plenty of virtuoso fireworks (the perpetual-motion finale was deemed “unplayable” by the concerto’s dedicatee). The concert concludes with the “Romantic” Symphony No. 4 of Anton Bruckner, whose music is moving and affecting, and emanates from devout religiosity.
Sarah Chang is recognised as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8 she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. Ms. Chang tours extensively throughout the year. Highlights in 2011/12 included a return to MDR Leipzig, Dresden Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra with concerts in London and on tour in Asia, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, the Moscow Soloists on tour in Switzerland. In 2012/13, Sarah will return to Dresden Philharmonic with concerts in Dresden and on tour in the UK, Orchestre National de France, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra.
Ms. Chang appears regularly in the Far East and returns to Seoul for concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and to Guangzhou to perform with the Symphony Orchestra as part of the Asian Games Opening Festival. In recital, Ms. Chang regularly travels internationally and her last season tour included visits to cities such as London, Zurich, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Moscow and St. Petersburg. This season, she will give recitals in the US, Italy and Spain visiting including cities such as Boston and Rome. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Wolfgang Sawallish, Yefim Bronfman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Yo Yo Ma, the late Isaac Stern and members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. website