This evening (10 June), violinist Hilary Hahn makes her return to Carnegie Hall, joining the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Jaap van Zweden in their final Carnegie performance of the season. Hahn will join the Philharmonic in a performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, a piece that was the subject of her third recording. The program also features Mahler’s First Symphony, as well as the World Premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Forward into Light. More information and tickets are available here.

Hilary Hahn is currently the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Artist-in-Residence. Performances from her first year in residence have included Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, as well as a mixed recital program in the “Symphony Center Presents Chamber Music” series.  Beyond her public performances, Hahn strengthens the CSO’s connections with the wider Chicago community with a variety of educational and audience engagement initiatives. In addition to her signature “Bring Your Own Baby” concerts—intimate performances that allow parents of young children to experience live music in a welcoming and nurturing environment—Hahn’s residency includes projects with the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, which provides coaching, mentorship, and support to young musicians from diverse backgrounds who plan to pursue professional careers in music, and Notes for Peace, which empowers Chicago families bereaved by gun violence to create original songs memorializing their loved ones.

Photo credit: OJ Slaughter