”…there is astonishing artistry to complement her creativity. She plays most of the time barefoot onstage. Her body and her instrument and the music she makes all seem one. She is ever thrilling alive to the moment.”
— Los Angeles Times
Born into a Moldavian family of musicians, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a bundle of energy known as much for the passion and virtuosity of her playing as for the fact that she often performs barefoot. Despite the fact that the classical music world has dubbed her the “wild child” of the violin—or, perhaps, because of it—she has been steadily performing concerts around the world and garnering praise for her charm, charisma, and an expressiveness likened to that of a stage actor’s. The natural phenomenon comes to the Board of Officers Room with cellist Jay Campbell to perform duos from a wide ranging repertoire that perfectly showcases the pair’s extreme styles of music making, from the early music of Gibbons to classical works by Ravel and contemporary compositions by Xenakis, Ligeti, and a world premiere by Michael Hersch.
Program to include works by Widmann, Gibbons, Ravel, Xenakis, Ligeti, Kodály, and Michael Hersch
The Recital Series is supported in part by The Reed Foundation. The Recital Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo by Marco Borggreve
Monday, October 9 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30pm
Board of Officers Room
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