Performance Santa Fe
Ray Chen

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:30PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center

Performance Santa Fe<br>Ray Chen

World-renowned violinist Ray Chen redefines what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Chen's remarkable musicianship reaches a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Chen was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15, and was recently featured in Forbes' list of the 30 most influential Asians under 30. With an online presence that reaches millions through his unprecedented social media following, Chen's regularly sold-out apprearances continue to draw an entirely new demographic to the concert hall. Chen plays the 1715 "Joachim" Stradivarius violin, once owned by famed Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.


Edvard Grieg: Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
I. Lento doloroso - Allegro vivace
II. Allegretto tranquillo
III. Allegro animato

Camille Saint-Saƫns: Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75
I. Allegro agitato - Adagio
II. Allegretto moderato - Allegro molto

- Intermission -

J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004

Claude Debussy arr. Alexandre Roelens: Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque, L. 75

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane, M. 76

Program subject to change