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Holiday Concert with Tessa Lark, solo violin

California Music Center

California Music Center Holiday Concert with Tessa Lark, solo violin

To kick off our 2019-20 concert season, we welcome Competition favorite TESSA LARK (Klein winner 2008), in a rare solo recital featuring an eclectic selection of works new and old for unaccompanied violin.

Join us as early as 6:30PM for a dinner buffet, fine wines, and holiday desserts; concert at 7:30PM sharp. Your host Ruth Short, will welcome you to her warm elegant home in Palo Alto (address provided on purchase). Seating is limited for this intimate event.

A budding superstar in the classical realm, TESSA LARK has been consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance.

Silver Medalist in the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, as well as the 2008 Klein Competition. Tessa is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky, delighting audiences with programming that includes Appalachian and bluegrass music and inspiring composers to write for her.

Tessa has been a featured soloist at numerous U.S. orchestras since making her concerto debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age sixteen. She performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2017 on Carnegie's Distinctive Debuts series, and again the following year as part of APAP's Young Performers Career Advancement showcase. Ms. Lark has appeared at such venues as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Perlman Music Program, San Francisco Performances, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Ravinia’s Bennett-Gordon Classics series, Troy Chromatic Concerts, Chamber Music Tulsa, Caramoor's Wednesday Morning Concerts, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, Australia’s Musica Viva Festival, and the Marlboro, Yellow Barn, Olympic, Bridgehampton, and [email protected] festivals.

Additional Dates:
Thu December 12, 2019 6:30pm
The F'inn

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Tessa Lark

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