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Duke Arts Presents

Jennifer Koh

Sunday, November 5, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Chamber Arts Series

Baldwin Auditorium

Violinist Jennifer Koh’s dazzling virtuosity and technical brilliance have won her praise from audiences, journalists and competition juries alike. Working across a wide range of diverse repertoire, Koh has been pioneering in commissioning new material for her instrument, premiering over 100 works written especially for her. She has been described by The New York Times as a ‘masterly Bach interpreter.’

For her Chamber Arts Series appearance, she returns to the work of Bach. She has recorded and performed these works for her critically acclaimed three-part ‘Bach & Beyond’ series, in which she pairs the sonatas and partitas with works by living composers. ‘When Koh plays Bach, the world dissolves,’ wrote Fanfare of this series, while BBC Music Magazine applauds her ‘impeccable sense of style.’


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Bach Sonata No.1 in G Minor [15:30]
Bach Sonata No. 3 in C Major [25’]
Bach: Partita No. 2 in d minor [31’]

(Please note, this program has been updated. It was previously billed as the complete Bach solo partitas/sonatas)

Missy Mazzoli’s Vespers for Violin, performed by violinist Jennifer Koh with Missy Mazzoli

Jennifer Koh — Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, III. Sarabande, by Bach

Jennifer Koh on Bernstein's Serenade

Chicago-born violinist Jennifer Koh [is] a musician of immaculate control, keen intelligence and a slightly cool demeanor.

The Wall Street Journal