The Violin Channel Vanguard Concerts Series 2

The Violin Channel’s second series of the Vanguard Concerts kicks off with a showcase featuring all artists in the 10-part series

The Violin Channel is proud to present Series 2 of The Vanguard Concerts! One episode will go live here every Thursday at 5 PM Eastern Time from September 8 to November 17. Series 2 will feature world-renowned artists — including Augustin Hadelich & Joyce Yang, Francisco Fullana, JP Jofre & Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, Leila Josefowicz & John Novacek, Xavier Foley, Eunice Kim & Kelly Lin, Stella Chen, Matthew Lipman & Andrew Armstrong, Alexi Kenney, Timmy Chooi, Nikki Chooi & Michelle Cann, Viano String Quartet & Rodolfo Leone, Simone Porter, Blake Pouliot & Hsin-I Huang, and Vadim Gluzman & Janice Carissa.

Co-produced by The Violin Channel Founder, Geoffrey John Davies, the Alphadyne Foundation, and veteran performing arts executive Charles Letourneau, each concert features a custom look and feel from Creative Director David Katzive.

“For the second Vanguard Concerts series, we encouraged musicians not to perform standard repertoire,” Geoffrey John Davies David said.

“We asked them to present works, or fragments of works, that they’re really passionate about and that truly represent them as artists. We are incredibly grateful to the Alphadyne Foundation, whose generosity and support again made this all possible.”

“Like Series 1, not only are we paying the performers real fees for their performances, but we are also creating the ultimate promotional materials and giving the artists the right to use them at no cost in perpetuity.”

Each episode of Vanguard Concerts, like the first season, was shot in 4K with seven cameras at the Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall, in New York City. The artists performed in front of a 41-foot-long and 11.5-foot-high background curved LED wall that incorporated gently moving colors, patterns, or scenic views customized for each performer. The result is a musically and visually stunning product that redefines the virtual concert experience for audiences worldwide.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 8 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 1 | SHOWCASE EPISODE

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

The kickoff episode of Series 2 features all artists on the series, each performing a short work. Repertoire ranges from Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Xavier Foley, and JP Jofre, to Sibelius, Bach, and Wiancko.

Augustin Hadelich

  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson | “Louisiana Blues Strut”

Francisco Fullana, JP Jofre & Pablo Sáinz-Villegas

Leila Josefowicz & John Novacek

Xavier Foley, Eunice Kim & Kelly Lin

  • Foley | Resurrection Etude

Stella Chen & Matthew Lipman

  • Handel-Halvorsen | Sarabande

Alexi Kenney 

  • Bach | Allemande
  • Wiancko | Allemande

Timmy Chooi & Nikki Chooi

  • Moszkowski | Suite for Two Violins – 1st Mvt

Viano String Quartet

  • Beethoven | String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3 — 4th Mvt

Blake Pouliot & Simone Porter 

  • Rózsa | Sonata for Two Violins Op. 15

Vadim Gluzman & Janice Carissa

  • Bartók | Romanian Dances

 

 

SEPTEMBER 15 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 2 | AUGUSTIN HADELICH & JOYCE YANG 

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Joyce Yang performing an assortment of works by Telemann, Paganini, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and André Previn.

  • Telemann | Fantasia No. 5 in A Major
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 9
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson | “Louisiana Blues Strut”
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson | “Blue/s Form”
  • André Previn | Tango Song and Dance
  • Clarence Cameron White | Levee Dance

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 22 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 3 | FRANCISCO FULLANA, JP JOFRE & PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS 

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violinist Francisco Fullana, JP Jofre and guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas performing an assortment of works by Piazzolla, Albéniz, Tárrega, De Falla, and JP Jofre.

 

Francisco Fullana, JP Jofre & Pablo Sáinz-Villegas

  • Piazzolla | History of the Tango – Bordel 1900 
  • Albéniz | Asturias (Leyenda)
  • Tárrega | Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • De Falla | Nana 
  • De Falla | Polo 
  • JP Jofre | Universe 
  • Sarasate | Zigeunerweisen 
  • JP Jofre | Metamorphosis 
  • JP Jofre | Como el Agua 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 29 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 4 | LEILA JOSEFOWICZ & JOHN NOVACEK 

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist John Novacek performing an assortment of works by Sibelius, Knussen, Mahler, and Zimmerman.

 

Leila Josefowicz & John Novacek

  • Sibelius | Valse Triste
  • Knussen | Reflection
  • Mahler | Adagietto
  • Zimmerman | Sonata

 

 

 

OCTOBER 6 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 5 | XAVIER FOLEY, EUNICE KIM & KELLY LIN 

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features double-bassist Xavier Foley, violinist Eunice Kim, and pianist Kelly Lin performing an assortment of works by Bottesini, Foley, and Saint-Saëns.

 

Xavier Foley, Eunice Kim & Kelly Lin

  • Bottesini | Gran Duo Concertante
  • Foley | Resurrection Etude
  • Saint-Saëns |  Allegro appassionato Op. 43
  • Foley | Ice Bear

 

 

 

OCTOBER 13 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 6 | MATTHEW LIPMAN & STELLA CHEN

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violist Matthew Lipman and violinist Stella Chen performing an assortment of works by Bartók, Paganini, Handel-Halvorsen, Delibes, Clarice Assad, and Hindemith.

 

Matthew Lipman & Stella Chen

  • Bartók | Solo Sonata Tempo di Ciaccona
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 4
  • Handel-Halvorsen | Sarabande
  • Delibes | Flower Duet 
  • Clarice Assad | Dança das Borboletas
  • Paganini | La Campanella 
  • Hindemith | Solo Sonata Op. 25 No. 1: Wild

 

 

 

OCTOBER 20 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 7 | ALEXI KENNEY

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violinist Alexi Kenney performing an assortment of works by Bach, Colombi, Wiancko, Muhly, and Biber.

 

Alexi Kenney

  • Bach | Allemande / Wiancko | Allemande
  • Colombi | Scordatura
  • Wiancko | Nocturne
  • Muhly | A Long Line
  • Biber | Passacaglia

 

 

 

OCTOBER 27 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 8 | TIMMY & NIKKI CHOOI

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violinists Timmy Chooi and Nikki Chooi performing an assortment of works by Shostakovich, Moszkowski, Kreisler, Tan Dun, and more.

 

Timmy & Nikki Chooi

  • Hallelujah
  • Despacito
  • Shostakovich | 5 Pieces for Two Violins
  • Moszkowski | Suite for Two Violins 1st Mvt
  • Kreisler | La Gitana
  • Tan Dun | “Sorrow in the Desert”
  • Chen Gang | Sunshine on Tashkurgan

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 3 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 9 | VIANO STRING QUARTET

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features the Viano String Quartet performing an assortment of works by Dohnányi, Beethoven, Jessie Montgomery, and Prokofiev

 

Viano String Quartet

  • Dohnányi | Piano Quintet — 1st Mvt 
  • Beethoven | String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3 — 4th Mvt
  • Montgomery | Strum
  • Prokofiev | String Quartet No. 2 in F Major

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 10 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 10 | SIMONE PORTER & BLAKE POULIOT

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violinists Simone Porter and Blake Pouliot performing an assortment of works by Korngold, Gershwin, Bloch, Norman, and Rózsa.

 

Simone Porter & Blake Pouliot

  • Korngold
  • Gershwin
  • Bloch | Nigun 
  • Norman
  • Rózsa | Sonata for Two Violins Op. 15

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 17 | 5PM (ET)

EPISODE 11 | VADIM GLUZMAN & JANICE CARISSA

KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER MERKIN HALL | NEW YORK CITY, NY

This episode features violinist Vadim Gluzman and pianist Janice Carissa performing an assortment of works by Beethoven, Auerbach, and Bartók.

 

Vadim Gluzman & Janice Carissa

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor 
  • Auerbach | T’filah
  • Bartók | Romanian Dances

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