Music

Ray Chen Plays Tchaikovsky

Revel in Mendelssohn’s coming-of-age symphony and Tchaikovsky’s graceful Violin Concerto.
$13-$159    |  Jul 16, 2024  |  6:00PM - 11:30PM

Ray Chen takes on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, a piece that opens with bright colors, passes through tender melodies and demanding cadenzas, setting up a fiery race to the finale. Hear Chen bring his expertise to this rich and raw work of brilliance, as he redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st century.

David Afkham sends listeners on an adventurous, symphonic spree to the British Isles with Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony. Ruminating on the fond memories of his coming-of-age trip to Scotland, Mendelssohn relives his youth in this feel-good symphony.

This performance is generously supported by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.