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Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violinist

Featuring pianist Craig Ketter

May 19, 2017 • 8:00 p.m.

As one of New York City’s most in-demand violinists, Kelly Hall-Tompkins delivers classical music like you’ve never heard it before. Known for taking chances on unfamiliar material as well as soaring through the classics, this musical virtuoso’s career spans solo, chamber and orchestral performances. For this Mainstage performance, she is joined by soloist and chamber musician Craig Ketter, a leading
pianist of his generation. Ketter performs with powerful sonority, a style that has garnered international renown since his first solo recital at the age of ten. Together, Ketter and Hall-Tompkins bring a whirlwind performance of classical and modern tastes delivered by musicians often referred to as “ones to watch” of their generation.

For her Asheville performance, Hall-Tompkins will perform the following works: Piazzolla’s "History of the Tango"; John Williams’ theme from Shindler’s List; “Pure Imagination” from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; movements from Sonata in B flat by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George (the first classical composer of African ancestry); and Richard Strauss’s Sonata in E flat.

Enhance your experience: A free lecture and demonstration with Kelly Hall-Tompkins will be held at Asheville Music School on Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. In her talk, "What Color is a C#?", Hall-Tompkins discusses her gift of synesthesia, the ability to perceive sound as color, and speaks about how this affects her as an artist. She will also talk about becoming a musician, practicing, and performing. Learn more

Tickets: Regular $32; Student $27; Child $20

Music Series Sponsors

Joel & Deborah Bohan Berkowitz

Henry LaBrun

Dianne & David Worley



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1213 Parsec Financial

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