GALA 2022 - EMANUEL AX - LEONIDAS KAVAKOS - YO-YO MA
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022 8PM
"Chamber music playing doesn't get any better than this" – The Chicago Tribune.
World-renowned musicians Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma unite to perform an evening of Beethoven trios.
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The Boston Globe declared, "At every juncture…it was clear the musicians were of three unique minds, and with that, three unique and brilliant approaches that made for fascinating musical conversations onstage. For their distinct individuality, they were no less harmonious," while the Chicago Tribune raved "Chamber music playing doesn't get any better than this." Pianist Emanuel Ax, known for his "thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous" pianism (The Washington Post) that is "strong on bravura, [and] ravishing in finesse" (The Guardian), is an ardent collaborator whose commitment to chamber music has fostered acclaimed partnerships with a variety of musical luminaries. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos, "a spectacular artist"; (Philadelphia Inquirer), was awarded the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in 2017. His inspired music-making with pianist partners has resulted in several critically acclaimed recordings. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is known for being one of the most prolific artists globally, seeking to expand the reach of the cello by joining forces with a variety of artists and musicians across several genres. Ma's "performances are wonderfully eloquent and sophisticated"; (Los Angeles Times) and marked with "beautifully calibrated dynamic detailing" (Chicago Classical Review).