Opening Gala Concert
Place & Time
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond VA
May 13, 2021
7:30 PM

Richmond Symphony
Jahja Ling (conductor)
Christian Li (violin) *
Chloe Chua (violin) **
Soyoung Yoon (violin) ***

Shostakovich Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 *
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 **
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 ***
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

The Opening Gala Concert kicks off the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 in spectacular fashion, with violin solos performed by three previous winners of the 1st Prize including an outstanding juror, alongside celebratory orchestral works. Chloe Chua and Christian Li, joint winners of the Geneva 2018 Junior 1st Prize, and Soyoung Yoon, 2020 juror and winner of the Boulogne 2002 Senior 1st Prize, are conducted by guest conductor Jahja Ling and accompanied by the Richmond Symphony, which closes the concert with Rimsky-Korsakov’s effervescent and virtuosic Capriccio Espagnol.

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