Violin sonatas by two 20th-century masters are performed by Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, who “plays with the kind of artistry and maturity that makes one wonder if she started playing the violin before she was born” (Cincinnati Enquirer). She performs Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1, noteworthy for its first movement’s muted scales that were likened by the composer to “wind in a graveyard,” and Strauss’s Violin Sonata, a youthful work with heartfelt melodies that point to the lyric splendor of his mature music. There’s also the world premiere of a James MacMillan work commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project.
Simone Lamsma, Violin
New York Recital Debut
Robert Kulek, Piano
JAMES MACMILLAN New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80
R. STRAUSS Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18
Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue , New York, NY
"Located on the third floor of Carnegie Hall, the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall is an intimate auditorium ideal for recitals, chamber music concerts, symposia, discussions, master classes, and more. Seating 268 people, the elegant auditorium evokes a Belle Epoque salon, complete with chandeliers, and is "remarkable for the symmetry of its proportions and the beauty of its decorations," according to a review from 1891, when the hall was known as the Recital Hall."
members' rating of venue:
A, B, C, D, 1 or 9 to Columbus CircleN, Q, R, or W to 57 St./Seventh AvenueE to Seventh Avenue
Patrons in wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance by calling the House Manager's office at (212) 903-9605. Infrared available.