Alexi Kenney, violin - 92Y, New York

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Alexi Kenney, violin

Alexi Kenney

The daring violinist Alexi Kenney underlines the aesthetic connection between the calculated passion of the Baroque and the present-day cutting-edge of solo violin composition and performance.

Kenney’s program interweaves crystalline movements of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin with an essential selection of contemporary solo repertoire that expands on the ingenious 17th century methods of simulating polyphony with a single violin. Purely acoustic works by Kurtág, Saariaho and Salonen join electroacoustic textures by Berio, Reich and Jónsdóttir to display the sheer variety of techniques used by 20th and 21st century composers to push the limits of solo performance.

  • Bach, Adagio, from Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
  • György Kurtág, “Ruhelos” from Kafka Fragments
  • Improvisations over Luciano Berio, “Thema - Omaggio a Joyce”
  • Bach, Grave, from Violin Sonata No.2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
  • Matteis, Alla Fantasia
  • Saariaho, Nocturne
  • Bach, assorted movements from Violin Partita No.1 in B Minor, BWV 1002
  • Steve Reich, Violin Phase
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lachen verlernt
  • Bach, Largo, from Violin Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005
  • Thurídur Jónsdóttir, INNI for amplified violin and tape
  • Bach, Chaconne, from Violin Partita No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1004