Part of NY PHIL BIENNIAL
Play Date with composers and performers after concert in National Sawdust bar.
Jennifer Koh premieres 30 violin showpieces written for her by the likes of The National’s Bryce Desner, Oscar nominee Philip Glass, MacArthur “Genius” Vijay Iyer, Grawemeyer winner Kaija Saariaho, Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, and more. At National Sawdust, “the sort of place that makes a new-music aficionado want to bring a sleeping bag and move in for a few weeks” (New York magazine).
World Premieres of more than 30 short works for solo violin, exploring the shared creative space between composer and performer as well as virtuosity in the 21st century, by composers including Samuel Adams, Timo Andres, Matt Aucoin, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Daníel Bjarnason, David Bruce, Chris Cerrone, Anthony Cheung, Zosha Di Castri, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Mark Grey, John Harbison, Vijay Iyer, Gabriel Kahane, Phil Kline, David Lang, David Ludwig, James Matheson, Missy Mazzoli, Eric Nathan, Marc Neikrug, Andrew Norman, Christopher Rountree, Kaija Saariaho, Sean Shepherd, Noam Sivan, Augusta Read Thomas, and Julia Wolfe.
Co-Presented by the New York Philharmonic and National Sawdust