Eine Kleine Summer Music 2023
At the end of this long winter it feels wonderful to dream about June and the arrival of Eine Kleine Summer Music! We look forward to greeting you at our wonderful line-up of concerts.
On June 4th and 5th we will welcome American violinist Stefan Jackiw in recital with New York based pianist Jun Cho. Stefan Jackiw is one of North America’s foremost violinists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with impeccable technique. Stefan last appeared with EKSM in 2018. Much in demand as a piano collaborator, Jun Cho has performed in major venues throughout the U.S., South Korea, and Europe. Their program includes the Suite Italienne from Stravinsky’s neo-classical period, Brahms’ Violin Sonata in D minor, and Richard Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E flat major.
June 11th and 12th features our resident musicians the Muse Ensemble. Violinist Terence Tam, violist Kenji Fuse, cellist Laura Backstrom and pianist Lorraine Min will perform Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor. The program also includes Beethoven’s sunny G major String Trio and a beautiful new duet for viola and cello, “Ripples”, by Karen Sunabacka.
On June 18th and 19th we are delighted to have violinist Nikki Chooi with us again! Nikki is a very popular guest – be sure to order your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Nikki will open his program with J S Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata in G minor, Mozart’s Violin Sonata K301, and the Tzigane by Maurice Ravel. Nikki’s accompanist in this program is pianist Monika Pfau. Later in the program Nikki will be joined by violinist Philip Manning, violists Kenji Fuse and Julien Haynes, and cellist Laura Backstrom in a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s high-spirited String Quintet No 2 in B flat.
June 25th and 26th bring performances by the Calidore String Quartet, renowned for their “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times). Their unique “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times) is complemented by the feeling that “four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one” (Washington Post). Their EKSM program includes Beethoven’s Op 59 no 1 in F major (June 25) and Op 132 in A minor (June 26). EKSM co-Artistic Director Lorraine Min will join the quartet after intermission for Schumann’s Piano Quintet Op 44 in E flat major.
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