Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs at Princeton University
March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grammy award-winning violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja makes her Princeton University Concerts debut at Richardson Auditorium as part of the125th anniversary season. This wild-child of the violin, a “player of rare expressive energy and disarming informality, of whimsy and theatrical ambition,” (The New York Times) has exploded onto the international scene in recent years with an untamable energy and a far-reaching approach to repertoire that runs from baroque and classical to commissions and reimagined modern masterpieces. With Polina Leschenko at the piano, she will explore music rooted in her Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss heritage, including sonatas by Béla Bartók, George Enescu, and Francis Poulenc as well as the Hungarian flavors of Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane” – a piece which was, coincidentally, given its Princeton University Concerts premiere by George Enescu in 1938. At 7 p.m., Princeton University violin students, directed by performance faculty member Anna Lim, will offer a brief musical preview in tribute to Kopatchinskaja. This pre-concert event is free to all ticket-holders.
Tickets are $10-$55, available online at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.