Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin
Andrew Hsu, Piano
Ticket and Dining Package: $50
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Dining Package: You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Set to join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s all-star CMS2 roster in 2018, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu is first set to return to Ravinia, where he was heard for two years as a participant in Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in the midst of which he won the top prize and two special awards in the Yehudi Menuhin Competition. And just before he joined RSMI’s touring chamber ensemble in 2013, he alighted to Boston’s Jordan Hall for a solo program in which he “evinced not just complete control of his instrument, but also a depth of understanding … that allowed him to produce intense musical expression and passion, [his] opening solo … binding us in a deeply emotional spell” (Boston Music Intelligencer). With pianist Andrew Hsu, Yu’s program will traverse the three violin sonatas by Brahms—the first, written nearly at the same time as his momentous concerto, gushing with the lyricism of his Rain Song, and the second similarly beaming with the radiance of his songwriting, but also possessing equal measures of his captivating violin and piano melodies. The third, by contrast, highlights Brahms’s gift for tightly wrought but unforced instrumental drama, hinting at the rhapsodic music of his late masterpieces