Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 7:30pm
Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
Join in the celebration as we continue our season-long commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. We will present audience favorites from the vast wealth of English folk tunes. On the program will be additional works of George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Sir William Walton, as well as the Enigma Variations of Edward Elgar. Walton’s Crown Imperial was played at the coronations of both King George VI and Elizabeth II. Ming F. Hsin, from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will be the violin soloist in the hauntingly beautiful The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams.
Walton Crown Imperial (Coronation March)
Butterworth: Two English Idylls
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Ming F. Hsin, violin soloist
Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”
Elgar: Enigma Variations
A native of Taiwan, Ming Feng Hsin’s musical career began as a violin soloist after winning the Glasgow International Violin Competition at the age of 15. He subsequently soloed with the Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Orchestra and was hailed by the Scotsman as “destined to be one of the giants of the next generation.” A protégé of Yehudi Menuhin, Mr. Hsin has performed throughout Europe, America and Asia as both soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Hsin is also an accomplished conductor. After getting a conducting degree from Juilliard with Otto Werner Mueller, he has worked with numerous orchestras throughout the world,and has led productions of the operas Aida, Flying Dutchman, La Boheme, and Ballo in Maschera. A member of the first violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for the past 18 years, Mr. Hsin is married to his colleague in the orchestra Wen Qian, and together they have two young children, Thomas 6 and Olivia 4.
$15 general admission
children under 12 admission free
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