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  • Quote: "A remarkably sweet-toned and persuasive violinist." - Musical America

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s
Front Row: National
Cho-Liang Lin, violinist

12:00 pm Monday, November 15, 2021

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row: National virtual concert collection features beautifully shot, full-length HD performance videos from the society’s archive, curated by organization Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han.

The series was created to provide a new way for audiences to experience chamber music in a meaningful and innovative way—from the virtual “front row,” in the comfort and safety of listeners’ homes.

This episode of the recorded digital series features violinist Cho-Liang Lin, who performed in-person at the Center for the Performing Arts in 1987. Lin is acclaimed throughout the world for the eloquence of his playing and his superb musicianship. He has performed with a who’s who of orchestras and chamber ensembles. He also often appears as a recitalist. 

Lin serves as artistic director of the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. In 2000, Musical America named him its instrumentalist of the year. He plays a 1715 “Titian” Stradivarius. 

The program:

  • Lukas Foss: “Composer’s Holiday” from Three American Pieces for Violin and Piano (featuring Jon Kimura Parker, pianist)
  • Antonín Dvořák: Larghetto from Sonatina in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (featuring Jon Kimura Parker, pianist)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, Souvenir de Florence (featuring Erin Keefe, violinist; Paul Neubauer and Hsin-Yun Huang, violists; Dmitri Atapine and Colin Carr, cellists)

Download program notes.

Finckel and Han previously performed at the Center for the Performing Arts as a duo in 2005, and with violinist Philip Setzer in 2017 and 2018 for the Beethoven Piano Trios. Finckel also performed at Penn State as a member of Emerson String Quartet in 1990, 2002, and 2009.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. With its home in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the society is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances and its programming, and for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide.

Watch the event beginning at noon Monday, November 15. It will be available for streaming until noon Friday, November 19.


The program run time is approximately 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Foxdale Village
Elinor C. Lewis
Pieter W. and Lida Ouwehand
Lam and Lina Hood

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board helps make this program free of charge.

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