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Stefan Jackiw, Violin and Jeremy Denk, Piano Photo
Stefan Jackiw, Violin and Jeremy Denk, Piano Photo
Stefan Jackiw, Violin and Jeremy Denk, Piano Photo
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Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Jeremy Denk, Piano

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:00 PM WARM UP: Professor Andrew Lovett talks with Director of Choral Activities Gabriel Crouch about the evening's program at 7PM, free to ticketholders Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


with members of the Princeton University Glee Club, under the direction of Gabriel Crouch

Charles Ives
The complete Violin Sonatas with the songs that inspired them

CHARLES IVES Violin Sonata No. 4
STITES / SWENEY  “Beulah Land”
LOWRY / HAWKS  “I Need Thee Every Hour”                                        
CHARLES IVES  Violin Sonata No. 3
CHARLES IVES  Violin Sonata No. 2
ROOT / NELSON “The Shining Shore”
ROOT “Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Boys Are Marching”
KIALLMARK / WOODWORTH “The Old Oaken Bucket”
MASON / COGHILL “Work Song”                                        
CHARLES IVES  Violin Sonata No. 1

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About the Artist

When insurance-salesman-by-day/modernist-composer-by night Charles Ives invited violinist Franz Milcke to read through his violin sonatas, he recollects that his friend “didn’t even get through the first page... After he went, I had a kind of feeling which I’ve had off and on… Are my ears on wrong? No one else seems to hear it the same way.” Leave it to PUC fan-favorite, Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning violinist Stefan Jackiw and MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk to prove that all was quite well with Ives’ ears as they skillfully guide us, in reverse order, from the raucous fourth violin sonata to the exuberant spontaneity of the first. By interspersing Ives’ sonatas with the popular Americana classics—hymns, songs, marches—that he imbued in these works with some help from members of our own Princeton University Glee Club, the duo humanizes and contextualizes some of the most substantial, yet rarely heard, music in the violin repertory by an American composer.

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Violinist Stefan Jackiw answers 20 questions for the Violin Channel.

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The first movement of Ives' Violin Sonata No. 4, in a performance by Princeton University Concerts' veteran violinist Pekka Kuusisto with pianist Joonas Ahonen

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