On Friday, June 14th at 7:30 PM, (le) Poisson Rouge will have a show featuring Ensemble LPR (EDITOR’S NOTE: I’m guessing they’re like the house band), and their guest soloist will be violinist Jennifer Koh. Their program will be featuring the music of Beethoven, John Zorn and Charles Wourinen.
This is Jennifer’s debut at the NY venue, and she had a few seconds to talk about it with The Glass.
“I’ve been waiting for the right time to make my (le) Poisson Rouge debut, and performing with the Ensemble LPR with Tito Munoz on the occasion of LPR’s 5th anniversary felt right. LPR exemplifies New York’s creative and artistic spirit and I wanted the programming to reflect that. I am thrilled to work with the ensemble for the first time and am also excited to include works that speak to my own relationship with NYC by playing two pieces written for me — Charles Wuorinen’s ‘Spin 5’ with the ensemble and a solo piece by John Zorn called ‘Passagen’. Although the composers come from seemingly different places – Uptown and Downtown – and one would think that these works would be in opposition with one another, they are not. Just like the city itself, they seem to complement and highlight each other.”
Tito Muñoz, conductor/music director
With guest soloist, Jennifer Koh, violin
John Zorn: “Passagen” ~ for Solo Violin (2011)
Charles Wuorinen: “Spin 5” ~ for Violin and 18 Players (2006)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (1812)