Presented by Musica Viva Australia
Experience a terrific celebration of the violin in all its moods with Ray Chen. Born in Taiwan and raised in Brisbane, he moved to the USA in his teens to pursue intensive violin studies. Since then, Ray’s appearances as a soloist with great orchestras around the world have carved his niche as a heart-stopping virtuoso.
On his return to Australia, Ray is joined by his regular playing partner, acclaimed French pianist Julien Quentin. A versatile and sensitive musician, Julien’s musicianship is the perfect accompaniment to Ray’s heartfelt artistry and jaw-dropping violin pyrotechnics.
Ray’s assured playing is on show as he tackles works by Ravel, Franck, and Vitali, and free to create a work with no technical limitations, composer Matthew Hindson’s world premiere is sure to be an exciting spectacle.
Approx. finish time: 9:30pm
Ray Chen violin
Julien Quentin piano
VITALI (attrib) Chaconne for violin and continuo in G minor
FRANCK Sonata in A major for violin and piano
YSAŸE Sonata for solo violin in D minor, op 27 no 3
Matthew HINDSON Violin Sonata no 1 'Dark Matter'*
* Commissioned for Musica Viva with the support of the Hon Jane Mathews AO, Jan Minchin, and Peter Lovell.
Finishes approx. 9:30pm
Includes 20 min. interval
Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
Pre-concert Talk 6:45pm
Dr Ashley Smith
Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers and discover some of the intricate moments within the evening's program.
ADDITIONAL TICKETING INFORMATION
Under 30 and Student Rush Tickets
- Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
- $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.
Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.
10% discount applies to the subscribers of the following:
- Musica Viva Australia
- West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Black Swan State Theatre Company
- WA Opera
- WA Ballet
- St Georges Cathedral Concert Series
Please call Box Office on 9231 9999 or visit us in person to take advantage of this special offer. ID must be presented when collecting tickets.
A 'Grab and Go' menu will be available pre-show at this event.
Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.
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WASO Classics & Masters | 2 hours prior
ACO | 2 hours prior
Graduations | 1 hour prior
WASO Morning Symphony | 1 hour post-show
Other events | 90 mins prior
Post-performance opening times vary - please refer to information provided on the night.
Tailored to individual events and concerts, a range of food options - from buffet dinner and hot and cold Grab & Go dishes to snacks and sweets - are available. Please refer to information provided on the night for available food choices.
The Perth Concert Hall box office generally opens for sales and ticket collections 90 minutes before the start of a performance.
Please note - 30 mins prior to performances, the Box Office will only be available for sales to that night's performance.
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No, there is no dress code in place at Perth Concert Hall.
It is required that you turn your mobile phone off upon entry into performances. A mobile device switched to silent may still disturb other patrons due to the light so it is asked that the mobile be switched completely off.
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Standard mail, Registered Post or collection at the venue.
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