Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St.
Tickets are $33 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009.
Orpheus continues its 40th anniversary tour with the heroic and magisterial final symphony by Mozart, his C-Major Symphony No. 41, and the early-career “Classical” Symphony by Sergei Prokofiev, in which the Russian master, soon to evolve into a firebrand modernist, paid homage to the purity and balance of the Viennese classical tradition.
Enriching the evening is Meyers’ performance of the Concerto for Violin by Samuel Barber, which premiered in Philadelphia in 1939. One of the world’s premier concert violinists, Meyers has received ample praise by the media. The Huffington Post called her playing “shamefully gorgeous.” The New York Times wrote, “Her playing was unspooled with impressive refinement, emotional freedom and tonal depth,” and the Los Angeles Times praised her “vigorous mastery, unflinching technical skills and stylish elegance.”
The performance is a Dr. Aaron S. Litwak ’42 Concert.
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