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Ray Chen, violin

Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 11:00 am
Walter Reade Theater
  • Bach: Partita No. 3; Chaconne
  • Ysaÿe: Sonata in A minor (“Obsession”)
  • Milstein: Paganiniana

The compelling young violinist Ray Chen was named “one to watch” by Gramophone. For this solo violin recital, Chen warms up the Walter Reade Theater with Bach’s spicy Chaconne and Third Partita, then features Ysaÿe’s A-minor Sonata, born out of the French composer’s Bach “Obsession.” The morning’s final work, by Russian-American virtuoso violinist Nathan Milstein, will be followed by coffee and conversation with the artist.

Colors dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes.”

Times (London)