Violinist Jennifer Koh performing American composer Christopher Cerrone‘s world-premiere performance of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ‘Breaks and Breaks’ – with conductor Peter Oundjian and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Recorded live on the 25th of May, 2018 – at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall.
“I was honored and overjoyed when Jenny called me with the request that I write her a concerto … I had been tossing ideas back and forth with Erik Rönmark of the Detroit Symphony, and when I suggested the concerto he thought it would make a great collaboration for the three of us …” Christopher has told The Violin Channel.
“The concerto that resulted, “Breaks and Breaks,” tries to combine all the things a violin can do … lyrical singing, violent fiddling, Bach-like bariolage, microtonal buzzing, and harp-like pizzicato … and isolate them to structure the work into a seven-part piece,” he has said.
JENNIFER KOH | CHRISTOPHER CERRONE | CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA ‘BREAKS AND BREAKS’ | PETER OUNDJIAN & DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2018 WORLD PREMIERE
PHOTO CREDIT: MOLLY SHERIDAN