BFO: Zarathustra &
Anne Akiko Meyers
June 15 @ 8:00 pm
TICKETS: Premium Reserved $49 | Standard Reserved $29 | Lawn $27 | Children & Students Lawn (with valid student ID) $12
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance
Chris Cerrone: The Insects Became Magnetic
Michael Daugherty: Blue Electra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Anne Akiko Meyers is “a musical wizard, with astonishing access to every kind of expressive color” (The San Diego Union-Tribune) and has inspired many of today’s leading composers to create new violin repertoire for her.
She regularly performs around the world as soloist with leading orchestras, in recital, and is a prolific recording artist with over 40 recordings. A muse and champion of living composers, she recently premiered and performed Fandango by Arturo Márquez with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, and the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, in addition to premiering Blue Electra by Michael Daugherty at The Kennedy Center with Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra to massive critical and audience acclaim.
Anne has inspired today’s leading composers to create new violin repertoire and premiered new music with symphony orchestras globally. She has worked closely with Mason Bates, Jakub Ciupiński, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Jennifer Higdon, Morten Lauridsen, Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Márquez, Arvo Pärt, Gene Pritsker, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Somei Satoh, and Adam Schoenberg, among others.
Anne recently released Shining Night and Mysterium and her 40+ recordings are a staple of streaming platforms and classical radio stations around the world. She has appeared twice on The Tonight Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Morning Edition, and Great Performances.
Anne was born in San Diego, and studied at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School on invitation by legendary teacher, Dorothy DeLay. She has received the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Colburn School of Music, and serves as a member of the
Board of Trustees of The Juilliard School. Anne performs on the Ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù, dated 1741, considered by many to be the finest sounding violin in existence and endorses Larsen Strings.
Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM on the Sam & Hannelore Enfield Stage in the Performance Garden