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MASTERWORKS 5

Violin Virtuosi

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024, 2:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ASHEVILLE

Darko Butorac, conductor

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

Shanshan Yao, violin

 

Noah Bendix-Balgley and Shanshan Yao headline this all-violin, all-concerto program as a husband and wife duo. The program kicks off with the delicate dance between two violins of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. The virtuosic and intertwining melodies continue with the iconic Chinese work for violin and orchestra, Butterfly Lovers. Finally, Bendix-Balgley takes on the grand finale: Brahms’s one and only violin concerto, famed for its technically demanding passages and stunning lyricism.

J. S. Bach Double Violin Concerto

Zhanhao/Gang Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto

Brahms Violin Concerto

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NOTE: 23-24 season shows originally scheduled for the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium have been moved. Click here to read more. 

Symphonette Instrument Drive

The Asheville Symphony Symphonettes are participating in a service project to collect unused musical instruments in order to get them refurbished so they can be donated to local schools in Asheville City and Buncombe County school districts.They will be present at Masterworks 5: Violin Virtuosi to collect instruments and donations to help fund necessary repairs that must be made before instruments are donated. Click here to read more.

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David & Pamela Lane

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Noah Bendix-Balgley
Violin
Noah Bendix-Balgley
Violin

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Noah began playing the violin at age 4. At age 9, he played for Lord Yehudi Menuhin. He graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Munich Hochschule. Noah Bendix-Balgley enjoys a wide-ranging musical life as a violinist. He is First Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker and tours both as a soloist and  as a chamber musician. His clear and heartfelt personal sound has reached and moved listeners around the world.

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Shanshan Yao
Violin
Shanshan Yao
Violin

Chinese violinist Shanshan Yao joins forces with her husband Noah Bendix-Balgley for this all-violin program. Ms. Yao joined the roster of the New York Philharmonic in 2013. As a soloist she has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and more. She has won numerous competitions including the Calgary Concerto Competition and Morningside Music Bridge Concerto Competition and has degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and The Julliard School.

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