Named “one of the best college orchestras in the nation” by Time magazine’s Richard Ostling, the St. Olaf Orchestra will perform with one of the world’s foremost violinists, Sarah Chang, in a free concert at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
The St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. Founded in 1906, the ensemble has been heralded as one of the best collegiate orchestras in the country and was named the winner of the 2013 American Prize for Orchestral Performance among colleges and universities.
Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 8, Chang has impressed audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth.
They will perform selections by Samuel Barber, Missy Mazzoli, Jean Sibelius and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.