Upcoming Concerts

8 Oct 2022
The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
, at 7:30 pm

Works by Stravinsky, Dennehy, Rossini and Ravel with Soloist Augustin Hadelich and Conductor Markus Stenz.

9 Oct 2022
The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
, at 2:00 pm

Works by Stravinsky, Dennehy, Rossini and Ravel with Soloist Augustin Hadelich and Conductor Markus Stenz.

10 Oct 2022
The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
, at 7:30 pm

Works by Stravinsky, Dennehy, Rossini and Ravel with Soloist Augustin Hadelich and Conductor Markus Stenz.

11 Nov 2022
Lincoln Recital Hall, Portland
, at 7:30 pm

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 301
Franck: Sonata in A for Violin and Piano
Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 119

Tomás Cotik, Violin
Eunhye Grace Choi, Piano

The French connection: In Sonates Pour Violon et Piano, Tomás Cotik, professor of violin, and pianist Eunhye Grace Choi unite for a tour de force through the ever-varying Sonata genre, performing the early, French-influenced Mozart Sonata K. 301 (1778), the famous Violin Sonata by Franco-Belgian composer, Cesar Franck (1886) and Francis Poulenc’s Op. 119, written in Paris in memory of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca (1943), Friday, November 11, at Lincoln Recital Hall.

13 Nov 2022
Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium
, at 2:30 pm

Sonates pour Violon et Piano

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 301.
Franck: Sonata in A for Violin and Piano
Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 119.

Tomás Cotik, Violin
Eunhye Grace Choi, Piano

Tomas Cotik and Grace Choi present a tour de force through the Sonata genre, which developed in France and inspired Mozart’s early Sonatas. Mozart’s dialogue’ Sonata K. 301 is followed by one of the best-known compositions in the genre, César Franck’s Sonata in A. This Sonata features an amalgam of his rich native harmonic language with the Classical traditions Frack valued highly, held together in a cyclic framework. It was written in 1886 as a wedding present for the 28-year-old violinist Eugène Ysaÿe.

The program finishes with Francis Poulenc Violin Sonata, composed in memory of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca and premiered by the violinist Ginette Neveu with the composer at the piano on 1943 in Paris. It represents a marked contrast to Cesar Franck’s Sonata. Poulenc wrote:

The monster is finished. I will begin the realization. It is not bad, I think, and in any case very different from the eternal “violin-melody line” of the French sonatas of the 19th century…. The violin prima donna over piano arpeggio makes me vomit.

3 Feb 2023
Intersection of SW Broadway and SW Montgomery
, at 7:00 pm

Ombra Musici II, National Endowment for the Arts Award, Interdisciplinary Project.

It will feature a large-scale performance projection of a violinist on a bridge over a major street, exploring (post)-pandemic artistic performance and a new communal experience with the arts.

4 Feb 2023
SW Broadway and ŚW Montgomery
, at 7:00 pm

Ombra Musici II, National Endowment for the Arts Award, Interdisciplinary Project.

It will feature a large-scale performance projection of a violinist on a bridge over a major street, exploring (post)-pandemic artistic performance and a new communal experience with the arts.

Intersection of SW Broadway and SW Montgomery

5 Feb 2023
SW Broadway and SW Montgomery, Portland
, at 7:00 pm

Ombra Musici II, National Endowment for the Arts Award, Interdisciplinary Project.

It will feature a large-scale performance projection of a violinist on a bridge over a major street, exploring (post)-pandemic artistic performance and a new communal experience with the arts.