Sunday, February 4, 2024 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm (EST)
The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, United States
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This performance fans the flames of musical passion. Artistic Director and Conductor José-Luis Novo explores the power of fire while using orchestral music to speak to stories of darkness and light. "Fire is inextricably linked to the progress of humanity. This evening's music explores themes of creation, destruction, power, emotion, and passion: all fiery topics!"

Masterworks III is an opportunity to enjoy great symphonic music created and generated by the heat of fire and passion: a passion for music, for playing, and for life. As we consider the emotional genesis of musical composition, we can also imagine and feel the fire that sustains both writer and player, allowing it to consume us, at least just for the moments we are together. Elissa Lee Koljonen, violinist, joins the ASO for this special program of powerful music.

Runs Feb. 2-4.

About Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin

Recognized as one of the most celebrated violinists of her generation, Elissa Lee Koljonen has thrilled audiences and critics in more than one hundred cities throughout the world. Ms. Koljonen received international acclaim when she became the first recipient of the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Award and the silver medalist of the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition. Her playing has been hailed by the Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki) as “sparkling, sensual and personal,” and the Chicago Tribune has said she displays “boundless technique and musicianship.”

The Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
United States