Violinist to make Chamber Concert Series debut

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Violinist Stefan Jackiw makes his recital debut to Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

Joined by pianist Anna Polonsky, Jackiw’s appearance was rescheduled after his unfortunate cancellation last season due to a treatable arm injury. The program begins with Brahms’s classic Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (an arrangement of his popular Pulcinella Suite) follows. The second half of the program kicks off with the regional premiere of composer David Fulmer’s evocative They Turn Their Channeled Faces to the Sky, and the evening closes with Strauss’s rhapsodic Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18.

An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Jackiw has already performed with major orchestras such as the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco symphonies; the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; and the New York Philharmonic. This season, he makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut as well as performing with orchestras around the world. Born in 1985 to physicist parents, he attended Harvard University and the New England Conservatory.

A former member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Two program, Anna Polonsky has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, Buffalo Philharmonic, Columbus and Memphis symphonies, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and many others. She has collaborated with Orion, and Shanghai quartets, and with Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Arnold Steinhardt and others.

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