Sarah Chang Plays Brahms
Saturday 2nd Mar, 2019 → Sunday 3rd Mar, 2019

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14222
Time: Sat 8:00pm | Sun 2:30pm
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Saturday, Mar 2nd
Sunday, Mar 3rd

Child prodigy turned violin superstar Sarah Chang returns to the BPO for the first time in a decade to perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto, a piece that received its premiere 140 years ago in 1879, with Brahms himself conducting.  The BPO  also continues its exploration of the music of French composer Florent Schmitt on this program. Come at an hour early to hear directly from the artists in “Musically Speaking,” sponsored by Uniland Development.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Sarah Chang, violin
Susan Platts, mezzo soprano

TAILLEFERRE Overture for Orchestra
SCHMITT Musique sur l’Eau
SCHMITT La Tragédie of Salomé
BRAHMS Violin Concerto

About Sarah Chang

Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth.

In 2006, Ms. Chang was listed in the 20 Top Women in Newsweek Magazine’s “Women and Leadership,” and in  2008, Ms. Chang was named a Young Global Leader for 2008 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

In 2012, Sarah Chang received the Harvard University Leadership Award, and in 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in her name. In 2004, Ms. Chang carried the Olympic Torch in New York for the Olympic games, became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award, and was awarded Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize in Sienna, Italy.

Other previous distinctions include the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, Germany’s “Echo” Schallplattenpreis, “Newcomer of the Year” honors at the International Classical Music Awards in London, and Korea’s “Nan Pa” award.  In 2011, Ms. Chang was named an official Artistic Ambassador by the United States Department of State.

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