CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 4 PM
Neighborhood Concert: Jennifer Koh, Violin and Reiko Uchida, Piano
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
Violinist Jennifer Koh can be summed up like this: daring, vivacious, and brilliant. Collaborating with the most ground-breaking contemporary composers on the scene, Koh traces the threads connecting new music to music of the past. As part of Carnegie Hall’s American Mavericks festival, their program features works by American composers Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, Missy Mazzoli, and Lou Harrison, including a piece written expressly for Koh by Higdon. Koh describes her career as a musician: “I always knew I wanted music in my life, but I never thought of this as a career—I got an English degree at Oberlin. I almost feel as though the career is a side note to the act of studying to be a musician. The work process is what I love most, and performance is just a part of that process.”
Performing solo and chamber music concerts internationally, Reiko Uchida is recognized as one of the finest, most versatile pianists on the music scene. A member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, Uchida has collaborated with celebrated artists David Shifrin, Jaime Laredo, and Sharon Robinson, and is a member of the Laurel Trio and the Moebius Ensemble.
This concert is part of American Mavericks, a citywide celebration of the pioneers of the American sound, presented by Carnegie Hall and San Francisco Symphony. Visit carnegiehall.org/mavericks for more information.