Chamber Music Series favorites team up for iconic American composer

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Violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Jeremy Denk perform on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

These audience favorites collaborate for a special program of the complete violin sonatas of Charles Ives. An iconoclast of his time, the American composer ushered in modernism through his innovative use of American folk songs in these masterworks of the repertoire.

Violinist Stefan Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphonies, and he has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nel­sons, Marin Alsop, Andrew Davis, Gerard Schwarz and Yuri Temirkanov. Last season Stefan Jackiw performed Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto at Carnegie Hall with Mikhail Pletnev, before embarking on a multi-city tour with the Russian National Orchestra.

A winner of the MacArthur Award in 2013, he has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Fran­cisco, and London. Recent engagements included a fourteen-city recital tour of the US, including Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, San Francisco and culminated in his return to Carnegie Hall. In 2014, he was artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival which saw the highly-successful premiere of The Classical Style—an opera based on Charles Rosen’s celebrated book by composer Steven Stucky for which he contributed the libretto.

Individual tickets are $30. All students are free.