Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Leonidas Kavakos, a “formidable violinist” (The New York Times) and “prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique” (The Guardian, U.K.) returns to Santa Barbara after his enthralling 2017 performance with pianist Yuja Wang. A musician’s musician, the Los Angeles Times credits him with “the ideal sound for Schubertean lyricism,” which will be on full display here in a program highlighting his “shining and sweet tone… but also taut muscularity and a sense of overall structure” (NPR).
Poulenc: Sonate pour violon et piano
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 80
Schubert: Violin Sonata (“Grand Duo”)
Strauss: Sonata in E-flat major, op.18
“Kavakos’ tone has the character of striking high-grade silver sinew, ever beautiful, graceful and unbreakable.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times