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The first half of the closing concert exemplifies Virtuosity, the theme of the 2013 Festival. The highlight of the Paganini-inspired works is David Ludwig’s brilliant new violin concerto played by Co-Artistic Director Soovin Kim. The Festival ends on a thrilling note: The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, arguably the twentieth-century’s greatest compositional virtuoso. Superstar pianist Marc-André Hamelin teams up with Co-Artistic Director Gloria Chien to bring the primal rhythms to life.

Milstein Paganiniana Variations
Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme by Paganini                     
David Ludwig Paganiniana: Concerto for violin and chamber ensemble — An LCCMF 2018 Co-commission
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring for two pianos

Bella Hristova, violin, Soovin Kim, violin
Fred Sherry, cello, Joshua Smith, flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Gloria Chien, piano, Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Ellen Hwangbo, piano, Ian Rosenbaum, percussion

Meet-the-Artists and Closing Festival Reception immediately following the concert.