April 2, 2017 – 7 p.m.
April 3, 2017 – 8 p.m.
Masters Series 4
2017 Juno Award-winning New Orford String Quartet and international soloists unite for Chausson’s Concerto
Ravel: Sonata for Violin & Piano in G Major
Debussy: Quartet in G Minor
Chausson: Concerto in D Major for Piano, Violin & String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21
Jonathan Crow & Andrew Wan, violin
Eric Nowlin, viola
Brian Manker, cello
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Orion Weiss, piano
About New Orford String Quartet
Four like-minded musicians formed the New Orford String Quartet five years ago with the goal of developing a new model for a touring string quartet. Their concept – to bring four elite orchestral leaders together on a regular basis over many years to perform chamber music at the highest level – has resulted in a quartet that maintains a remarkably fresh perspective while bringing a palpable sense of joy to each performance. The Quartet is joined by international soloists Cho-Liang Lin and Orion Weiss for a performance of Chausson’s Concerto for Piano, Violin & String Quartet.
“These four string virtuosos animate every note with uncommon power and passion as well as elegance. Listen and weep.” – The Toronto Star
About Cho-Liang Lin
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for more than thirty years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, and in a teaching studio. Mr. Lin’s concert engagements reflect his wide-ranging musical activities. Performing on several continents, he appears as soloist with orchestras of Toronto, Houston, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra; and in Asia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, and Bangkok Symphony. As Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest since 2001, Mr. Lin has helped develop a festival that once focused primarily on chamber music into a multi-disciplinary festival.
“Lin’s relaxed virtuosity and pointed musicality – the Taiwanese American violinist always seems to explore the depths of the music he plays …” – The LA Times
About Orion Weiss
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.
“When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that…” – The Washington Post
Peter & Mary Burns
Brinna Brinkerhoff & Jeff Neufeld