ST. PAUL, Minn. (Nov. 15, 2015) — The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota will host the brilliant young violinist Ariana Kim, who will perform in a preview program of her debut solo album — featuring eclectic, intriguing, and exciting performances of works by American women composers of 20th and 21st centuries — on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Hamline University’s Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul Minn.
Joined by award winning pianist and her duo partner, Ieva Jokubaviciute, on both piano and harpsichord, and violinist/composer Jennifer Curtis on the mandolin, Ariana Kim will present a preview program from her debut solo album Routes of Evanescence Music for Solo Violin and Violin + 1, written by American Women Composers.
The new record features solo works by Augusta Read Thomas, sonatas by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and two world premiere recordings of works written expressly for Ariana: Tonia Ko’s Still Life Crumbles for violin + harpsichord and a tribute to her bluegrass roots by Jennifer Curtis, The Moon in the Sand, for violin + mandolin.
Ariana, who made her solo debut with the SPCO at 16, was recently appointed violin professor at Cornell University. Noted by The New York Times for “playing with soulful flair,” she made her Carnegie debut in 2008 as a winner of the Young Artist International Award. In addition to her wide and diverse solo appearances, Ariana is also a member of two highly acclaimed New York based ensembles, Ne(x)tworks, and The Knights. Her recording of Steve Reich’s Duo with The Knights was chosen as one of NPR’s “Songs We Love” in 2015.
Tickets are $25 Adult and $20 Senior (62+) and $15 Student. K-12 students admitted free with paid adult. Tickets by phone 651-450-0527 and online at www.chambermusicmn.org.