Carte Blanche Concert III

Violin Universe

Violinist Yura Lee performs an astounding array of works for solo violin, ranging from the adventurous musical experiments of the pre-Baroque era to examples of the most infectiously appealing folk styles of violin playing heard today. Concluding with Bach’s monumental Chaconne, this program is a one-of-a-kind celebration of the violin’s endless potential and timeless popularity.


Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber(1644–1704)
Passacaglia in g minor for Solo Violin, The Guardian Angel, from The Mystery Sonatas (ca. 1674–1676)
Bluegrass Fiddling (To be announced from the stage)
Eugène Ysaÿe(1858–1931)
Sonata in G Major for Solo Violin, op. 27, no. 5 (1924)
George Enescu(1881–1955)
Ménétrier (Fiddler) from Impressions d’enfance, op. 28 (1940)
Henrich Wilhelm Ernst(1814–1865)
Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig for Solo Violin, op. 26 (1854)
Norwegian Fiddling (To be announced from the stage)
Johann Sebastian Bach(1685–1750)
Chaconne from Partita no. 2 in d minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004 (1720)