Alexi Kenney, violin
Amy Yang, fortepiano

Tuesday, November 26, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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This concert is part of the Field String Recital Series, the Ensemble Arts Master Artists Series, and the Musical Fund Society Series. You can subscribe to these series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

Named “a talent to watch” by the New York Times, Alexi Kenney possesses an “architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness.” In his PCMS return, this extraordinary violinist teams up with Merz Trio pianist and 2018 Musical Fund Society Award winner Amy Yang for a period-style approach to a program of late works by Robert and Clara Schumann. “Robert Schumann is one of my favorite composers, and I feel that the emotional urgency of his music makes so much sense on period instruments” (Alexi Kenney).

R. Schumann: Violin Sonata in A Minor, WoO 27
R. Schumann: Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 105
C. Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22
R. Schumann: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 121

The Artist(s)

Alexi Kenney
Alexi Kenney, violin
Violinist Alexi Kenney is forging a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition, and heart. He is equally at home creating experimental programs and commissioning new works, soloing with major orchestras in the USA and abroad, and collaborating with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time. Alexi is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.… Read More
Amy Yang
Amy Yang, piano
A “jaw-dropping pianist who steals the show…with effortless finesse” (Washington Post), pianist Amy Yang aspires to affirm connections between the arts and our inner humanity through her committed expressions of music and leadership on and off stage. In Spring of 2023, she joined forces with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.… Read More

Videos

Alexi Kenney | Dua Lipa: Don't Start Now
Alexi Kenney | The Violin Channel Vanguard Concerts Series 2
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR