Shostakovich 5

Concert Information

Stern Auditorium
December 7, 2003

Shostakovich 5

Paul Haas, music director
Cho-Liang Lin, violin

Andrew Norman:  Sacred Geometry (world première)
John Corigliano:  Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra from The Red Violin
Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 5


Guest Artist

Cho-Liang Lin

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for thirty years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, as in a teaching studio. Mr. Lin’s recent and upcoming concerts reflect his wide-ranging musical activities. Performing on several continents, he appears as soloist with orchestras of Dallas, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, Detroit, San Diego and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra and in Asia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic, Bangkok Symphony.  As an advocate for music or our time Mr. Lin has enjoyed collaborations and premieres with composers as diverse as Tan Dun, Joel Hoffman, John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lalo Schifrin, Paul Schoenfield,  Bright Sheng, and Joan Tower. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Lin appears at the Beijing Music Festival, as well as his perennial appearances performing at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

As Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest since 2001, Mr. Lin has helped develop a festival that once focused primarily on chamber music into a multidiscipline festival featuring dance, jazz and a burgeoning new music program commissioning composers as diverse as Chick Corea, Stewart Copeland, Leon Kirchner, Christopher Rouse, Wayne Shorter, Kaija Saariaho and Gunther Schuller.

First Music Commission