Sat Aug 3 12:00

Kerson Leong: Virtuosic Works for Solo Violin

Join us for the long-awaited return of Ottawa’s own violin virtuoso Kerson Leong: thrilling, breathtaking, overwhelming, and “not just one of Canada’s greatest violinists but one of the greatest violinists, period” (Toronto Star). Known for his extreme technical prowess and exquisitely nuanced performances, Leong has assembled a monster of a program that he will slay with characteristic supreme control and blazing artistry, including Ysaÿe Solo Sonatas and Bach’s monumental Chaconne. It’s a who’s who of the richest, biggest, most beautiful, and technically advanced music a violinist could play, and Leong is one of the few who does it best. An epic performance is sure to follow!

Programme

Francisco Tárrega (1852 – 1909)
(arr. Ricci)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
Adagio
Fugue
Largo
Allegro assai

Eugene Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931)
Sonata for Solo Violin in D Minor “Ballade”, Op. 27, No. 3
Lento molto sostenuto – Allegro in tempo giusto e con bravura

Intermission

Augustín Barrios (1885 – 1944)
(arr. K. Leong)
Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios

Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962)
Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, for Solo Violin, Op. 6

E. Ysaÿe
Sonata for Solo Violin in E Minor, Op. 27, No. 4
Allemande. Lento maestoso
Sarabande. Quasi lento
Finale. Presto ma non troppo

J. S. Bach
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
Chaconne 

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