Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Orion Weiss, piano, in a program featuring:
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) — Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12
- Béla Bartók (1881–1945) — Violin Sonata No. 2
- Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938) — Demons for Violin and Piano — world premiere
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) — Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96
Twenty-seven year old American violinist Benjamin Beilman is recognized as one of the fastest rising stars of his generation, winning praise in both North America and Europe for his passionate performances and deep rich tone which The Washington Post called “mightily impressive,” and The New York Times described as “muscular with a glint of violence.” The Times also praised his “handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence [which] showed why he has come so far so fast.” Following his performance of the Sibelius Concerto at the Montreal Competition, The Strad described his performance of the slow movement as “pure poetry.”
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. “When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that…” —The Washington Post
Tickets are free, but reservations are strongly recommend, available here through the Shriver Hall Concert Series.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.