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Center Presents

Ray Chen

The Palladium // Friday, Apr 12, 8pm ET

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Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Ray Chen was a child prodigy who gained attention as first-prize winner at the Yehudi Menuhin (2008) and Queen Elizabeth (2009) competitions. Since then, he has released a series of acclaimed recordings on the Sony and Decca labels and performed across Europe, Asia and the Americas with leading orchestras including the London and Los Angeles philharmonics. Featured on Forbes’ list of the 30 most influential Asians under 30, he plays the 1714 "Dolphin" Stradivarius, formerly played by Jascha Heifetz and on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. Joining him for this performance will be a regular recital partner, pianist Julio Elizalde.




Giuseppe Tartini      Sonata in G minor “Devil’s Trill” (arr. Kreisler)
Ludwig van Beethoven   Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2
         Allegro con brio
         Adagio cantabile
         Scherzo. Allegro
         Finale. Allegro–Presto
Johann Sebastian Bach   Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
         Gavotte en Rondeau
         Menuet I & Menuet II
Antonio Bazzini    La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25
Antonín Dvořák   Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E minor, Op. 72 (arr. Kreisler)
Chick Corea   Spain (arr. Elizalde & Chen)


Classics in Context
7:15-7:45PM | Robert Adam Room

Join us for a preconcert discussion led by Dr. Heather Platt, Sursa Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Ball State University. Complimentary for ticket holders, this lecture provides attendees an insider’s perspective on the works being performed at our classical performances.