UCSB Arts & Lectures presents violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner, performing the Santa Barbara premiere of Bridge to Beethoven Part II: Finding Identity through Music, on Tuesday, Apr. 5, at 7 p.m. at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner’s ambitious four-part project explores the impact and significance of Beethoven’s music on a diverse group of composers and musicians. New commissions from composers such as Vijay Iyer (whose piece Bridgetower Fantasy premiered in Santa Barbara in 2015) and Andrew Norman serve as companion pieces to Beethoven’s violin sonatas. Bridge to Beethoven seeks to ignite creative conversations around his music not only as a cornerstone of classical music but as a universal, culture-crossing source of inspiration.
“We passionately believe in the constant evolution of classical music as a vital, living organism through its capacity to include a myriad of influences and hope to illustrate the sustained power of Beethoven’s revolutionary voice in our present day community of artists and audiences,” say Koh and Wosner.
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor
Andrew Norman: Short and new works interspersed
Program subject to change
Watch Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner provide an overview Bridge to Beethoven.
Jennifer Koh, violin, and Shai Wosner, piano is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.