March 10th 2019
I want to thank Cho Liang (Jimmy) Lin, Brinton Smith and Evelyn Chen for agreeing to do this program for Musica Tra Amici. My colleague Brinton and his wife, Evelyn, a spectacular pianist, had agreed to do this huge project with me. I was so looking forward to playing this program with them myself before I suffered a severe left shoulder injury which required surgery and it became clear I would not recuperate in time to play it. I owe my friend Jimmy Lin a huge debt of gratitude for stepping in to cover this program for me. Jimmy Lin is one of the worlds foremost violinists and an artist of the highest order. I am so honored to feature him on our Musica Tra Amici series. We are so fortunate to have him on the faculty of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University here in Houston. If I don’t get to play this concert, at least I have the opportunity to hear it with Jimmy playing the violin part. I will be there to host the concert, and hear this marvelous performance. I hope all of you can join me there on March 10.
- Eric Halen
Artistic Director, Musica Tra Amici
Musica Tra Amici