We’re excited about the guest artists coming for 2019/2020 and we know you will be, too! Every week we’re sharing a little bit about the talented individuals who’ll be sharing the stage with the CPO in the upcoming season of Game Changers. First up, the violinists.

Itzhak Perlman

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. In an intimate and moving programme of film music including CasablancaCinema Paradiso, and Schindler’s List, one of this generation’s defining artists shows us that great classical music and popular culture don’t have to be strangers.

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
21 September / 7:30PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arabella Steinbacher

Arabella Steinbacher has made a name for herself by fiercely advocating for cutting-edge composers. Her “breathtaking virtuosity” shines in Britten’s complex and profound Violin Concerto, considered one of the century’s finest.

Modern Masters
4 + 5 October / 7:30PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall

Thorgy Thor

The “queen of classical music,” drag performance artist Thorgy Thor of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame brings her outrageous fashion sense, razor-sharp wit and virtuoso chops on violin, viola, and cello to the stage in a collaborative mashup of drag, music, and comedy.

Thorgy and the Thorchestra
16 November / 7:30PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall

Angelo Xiang Yu

Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, recipient of both a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, as well as First Prize in the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin competition, has won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his astonishing technique and exceptional musical maturity.

Lunar New Year Celebration
17 + 18 January / 7:30PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall

Eldbjørg Hemsing

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing is a household name in her native country, where she champions Norwegian masterworks like Borgstrøm’s Violin Concerto, a late Romantic tribute to the country’s arresting mountains, valleys, and fjords. She shares her love of Norway’s rich musical tradition at a concert with the CPO in January.

Nordic Greats
25 January / 7:30PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall

Yesong Sophie Lee

Yesong Sophie Lee is a rising star. At the age of 12, she won First Prize at the 2016 Menuhin International Junior Violin Competition in London. She has performed in concerts and recitals throughout the United States and Europe. Lee will perform with the CPO in the first concert of The Year of Beethoven series in 2020.

Beethoven 1: Immortal Beloved / Beethoven 2: Romance
14 + 15 February / 7:30PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall