Rachell Ellen Wong, violin
Coleman Itzkoff, cello
David Belkovski, harpsichord
The Grand Tour
|BIBER||Violin Sonata in E minor|
|J.S. BACH||Violin Sonata in A major, BWV 1015|
|VERACINI||Violin Sonata Accademiche in D minor, Op. 2, No. 12|
|TARTINI||Third movement (Andante. Allegro. Adagio.) from Violin Sonata in G minor, Il trillo del Diavolo, arr. for solo violin|
|ROYER||Les Marches des Scythes (Fièrement), for solo harpsichord|
|LECLAIR||Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 9, No. 3, Tombeau|
|CORELLI||Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 5, No. 12, La Folia|
A rising star of historically informed performance, Rachell Ellen Wong brings rare expressive nuance and refreshing vitality to her famously soft-spoken instrument of choice, the Baroque violin. Wong is a recipient of a prestigious 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the only early-music specialist recognized in the award’s history. In her Cal Performances debut, Wong offers a program that includes a signature work, Biber’s Sonata No. 5; a solo arrangement of music from Tartini’s fiery The Devil’s Trill; and dazzling sonatas by Corelli, Leclair, Veracini, and Bach, accompanied by harpsichordist David Belkovski and cellist Coleman Itzkoff.
This performance is made possible, in part, by Nadine Tang and an Anonymous Patron Sponsor.
Run time for this concert is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including intermission, but not including any possible encores.
Single tickets for 2023–24 Season events go on sale at noon as follows:
July 25: 2023–24 Season Subscribers and Donors of $100+
Aug 1: Email Club and UCB Community
Aug 8: General Public