Award-winning violinist and pianist come to VPAC

Michelle Reuter

World renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and Grammy-Award-winning pianist Lambert Orkis will bring their musical talents to the Valley Performing Arts Center March 6 at 8 p.m. The two accomplished classical artists have been working together since 1988.

Mutter has performed in major concert halls around the world for over 35 years. She is a master of the established repertoire of classical violin music as well as 20th and 21st century works. She has been touring in the U.S. this year with pianist, Lambert Orkis, and they will continue on to Japan in the summer. Their tour will end at Carnegie Hall in New York City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her first performance at the acclaimed concert hall.

Orkis has played the piano with a host of world renowned musicians and as a soloist. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards for classical, modern and romantic era recordings and won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2006 for Beethoven piano and violin sonatas. He also premiered “Wernick’s Piano Concerto” in Carnegie Hall and at The Kennedy Center.

They will be performing Mozart’s Sonata No. 27 in G for violin and piano, and Schubert’s Fantasy in C at the upcoming Valley Performing Arts Center concert. They will also play Lutoslawski’s Partita and Sonata No. 1 in D minor for violin and piano by Saint-Saenz.

Ticket prices range from $75, $60 and $45. Students with a CSUN ID may purchase single tickets at a 40 percent discount. Staff and faculty members with a valid CSUN ID may also purchase single tickets at a 20 percent discount.

Go to the VPAC’s ticket page for more information about tickets and student/staff discounts.