A chance to hear violinist Sarah Chang's bold statements at the Markham Theatre tonight
The Philadelphia-native violinist won't turn 30 until the end of this year, but Sarah Chang is already a musical force of note. She certainly has plenty to say. On her latest disc, with conductor Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic, she makes her forceful argument for the Brahms and Bruch first concertos. In my review last month, I described it as "grand gestures and bold statements, clearly expressed."
It's worth the drive to the Markham Theatre tonight to hear Chang in a more intimate setting. She is travelling with pianist Andrew von Oeyen (who is a year older than her) to present Brahm's Sonatensatz and Sonata No. 3, Franck's Sonata and Fantasy, by Christopher Theofanidis.
Tickets are $49-$69 at 905-305-7469.
Here is a video (which feels a bit too much like a paid advertisement) recently produced by AFP. We hear Chang and von Oeyen in the Franck Sonata.
Here are Chang and von Oeyen performing Brahms' Sonatensatz, as well as an encore, Elgar's Salut d'amour, in Hanoi last month: