Wed February 4th, 2015
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $15/$20
free for members
LPR in association with Q2 Music presents…
Silvestrov: Nostalghia, The Messenger, Postludes, Waltzes, Piano Sonata No. 1
Stravinsky: Piano Sonata
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4
“When I first heard Silvestrov’s music, I was convinced it came from another world.” —Jenny Lin
Silvestrov, once described by Arvo Pärt in a New Yorker interview as “one of the greatest composers of our time”, was born in 1937 in Kiev, a period of intense terror in Russian history. Malcolm MacDonald wrote that the “Russian sense of lamentation…reaches in Silvestrov a new expressive stage: he seems to compose, not the lament itself, but the lingering memory of it, the mood of sadness that it leaves behind.” Jenny Lin presents a solo program with some of Silvestrov’s most intimate piano works, culminating with his Piano Sonata No. 1, alongside the Sonatas of Stravinsky and Scriabin.
“Valentin Silvestrov has created a cosmos unlike any other, with its own themes, characters and, above all, a very personal manner of thought, utterance and writing.”—Alexis Lubimov
as part of The LPR (New)Classical Series
LPR (New)Classical 3-show pass: $45 seated, $30 standing
This event will be recorded by Q2 music and archived at q2music.org.
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 7:30pm.
Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times. The Washington Post praises “Lin’s confident fingers… spectacular technique… “, “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…” and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist”. Her orchestral engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, NDR and SWR German Radio orchestras, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI. Her concerts have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, MoMA, Stanford LIVE, and National Gallery of Art, appearing at Festivals such as Mostly Mozart, BAM’s Next Wave, Spoleto/USA, Kings Place London, Chopin Festival Austria, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Germany.
Since 2000, Jenny’s discography includes more than 30 recordings on Steinway & Sons, Hänssler Classic, eOne, BIS, New World and Albany Records. She is also the central figure in “Cooking for Jenny” by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain. Other media appearances include CBS Sunday Morning, NPR Performance Today, and “Speaking for Myself”, a film about Manhattan as seen through the eyes of eight contemporary artists by filmmaker Bert Shapiro. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German literature from The Johns Hopkins University.
Highlights of the 2017/18 season include tours throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America; her debut in Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series; and the release of Melody’s Mostly Musical Day, an illustrated album for children, and the piano music of Sergei Prokofiev and Kirill Zaborov. Since 2014, she has joined Philip Glass in his ongoing world tour of his complete Piano Etudes. Jenny is a Steinway Artist.