Spring Concert featuring violinist Benjamin Baker
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Central Bucks High School East
2804 Holicong Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Join award-winning violinist Benjamin Baker and the BCSO in celebrating Maestro Gary S. Fagin’s final concert after 20 years as Music Director.
Masks are encouraged, but not required. Please check this page for updates prior to attending the Spring Concert.
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor,
Benjamin Baker, violin
Gary S. Fagin: Bucks County Sojourn: A Valediction in Three Movements
Maurice Ravel: Boléro
Tickets: General Admission $18, Seniors $15, Students Free
Sponsored by: Chris & Whitney Chandor and Rod & Valerie Eastburn
Benjamin Baker, Violin
Described by the New York Times as bringing “virtuosity, refinement and youthful exuberance” to his performances, violinist Benjamin Baker has moved audiences around the world with his musicianship. He has established a strong international presence with recent performances as far afield as Lebanon, Albania, Siberia, China, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and throughout the United Kingdom and United States. He has performed as soloist with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, and Auckland Philharmonia. He has presented recitals in London, Ireland, New York, and at the Ravinia Festival.
After winning First Prize and special performances prizes at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Baker’s first U.S. tour included recital debuts at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. Other noteworthy awards and prizes included winning London’s Young Classical Artists Trust in 2013 and First Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition. He was a Fellow at the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in Chicago in 2016 and 2017.
Born in New Zealand and currently residing in London, Mr. Baker studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl. Mr. Baker plays on a Giovanni Grancino from 1694 on generous loan from a private collection and is grateful for support from the Carne Trust.