Jennifer Koh brings the past to the future

11.05.08
Jennifer Koh
Asian Pacific Post

A concert by violinist Jennifer Koh is modern, distinctive and classic, as if you're hearing the future, but with a bit of baroque.

She has played at Carnegie Hall and all over the United States, Europe and Asia. On Nov. 27, you can hear her up-close-and-personal at Heritage Hall as part of the Main Series at Heritage Hall.

Koh is a violinist of startling talent, with a sound described as "fiery", "rhapsodic", and "meltingly beautiful" by the New York Times.

For her Music on Main debut, Koh presents a compelling solo violin recital in which the music of J.S. Bach finds new meaning beside contemporary works.

Commenting on the rare and revealing repertoire juxtapositions of her program, Koh writes, "I'm looking to find connections and conversations with the past in this program and I want to change the way the audience listens to older pieces like the Bach."

She adds that "I want people to hear how it transforms into a present day composition."
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