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“A violinist to watch, this Lark is most definitely on the ascent.”
The Strad

Recital

Tessa Lark, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

BARTÓK (arr. Székely) Romanian Folk Dances
YSAŸE Sonata No. 5 for Solo Violin
SCHUBERT Fantasy in C major, D. 934
GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor
RAVEL Tzigane

The young Kentuckian Tessa Lark grew up with both classical music and fiddle tunes in her ears, and has been known to cap a breathless violin recital with an encore selection that invokes her bluegrass roots. In 2012, Lark became the first American since 1960 to win the Walter M. Naumburg International Violin Competition, and she has since gone on to receive further honors, including the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Gramophone has applauded Lark’s “canny ability to adjust her approach according to the stylistic dictates of whatever she’s playing.” Here, in this special online streaming concert recorded in New York City’s Merkin Hall, she lends this interpretive flexibility to an eclectic program infused with folk sounds from Northern and Eastern Europe, and featuring Schubert’s transcendent Fantasy in C major.

Major support provided by The Bernard Osher Foundation.

Patron Sponsors: Nadine Tang and Bruce Smith

Stream Premiere

Thu, Oct 1, 2020
7pm PDT

Note: this video will premiere on the date above and will be available on demand until Dec 30, 2020, 11:59pm PST.

Tessa Lark, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

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Pre-Concert Conversation
Join us at 6:30pm, before the streaming premiere at 7pm, for a pre-concert conversation with Tessa Lark and Cal Performances executive and artistic director Jeremy Geffen. Free for ticket holders.

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Stream Premiere

Thu, Oct 1, 2020
7pm PDT

Note: this video will premiere on the date above and will be available on demand until Dec 30, 2020, 11:59pm PST.

Tessa Lark, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

The Ticket Office phone lines are open during the following limited hours: Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm.

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