Arizona Arts is proud to present this week’s video release featuring solo violinist Carissa Powe. A student of the UArizona Fred Fox School of Music, Carissa commands the stage, performing solo works both canonical and contemporary in the expanse of Centennial Hall. Her program, which features both solo Bach as well as a modern piece by Jesse Montgomery, represents a 300-year leap through the timeline of classical music. Carissa’s approach to the technical gymnastics of Bach is dazzling, and her performance of Montgomery’s more modern work is equally beautiful, pushing the boundaries of what her violin can do. As she puts it, “you can tell [the piece] was written by a violinist.”
Don’t miss this award-winning violinist’s first performance in Centennial Hall, as we’re certain she’s destined for halls far larger. Join us on Thursday at 6pm for the premiere and subscribe to our YouTube channel for notifications about the release!