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Award-winning Violinist Sarah Chang Joins PKF-Prague Philharmonia

Award-winning Violinist Sarah Chang Joins PKF-Prague Philharmonia at Soka Performing Arts Center


Aliso Viejo, CA – Internationally renowned PKF-Prague Philharmonia performs with violinist Sarah Chang at Soka Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. Single tickets are $60 for adults; and $48 for students, seniors and active military families. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $47 each. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

Emmanuel Villaume leads PKF-Prague Philharmonia as their newest Music Director and Chief Conductor, highlighting the vigor, energy and perfectionism, as well as a tremendous love for the music, with which the orchestra imbues every concert. Violinist Sarah Chang will be featured in this performance. The program will include: Smetana - “Moldau;” Dvořák - Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53; and Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88.

The PKF-Prague Philharmonia, originally called the Prague Philharmonia, was founded in 1994 at the initiative of the world-famous conductor Jirí Belohlávek to bring a breath of fresh air to the Czech and the global music scene in the form of a contagious élan and a drive to achieve superior performance of every detail of the score. The spirit of the art from this historical period is perfectly reflected in the PKF-Prague Philharmonia credo: to play with crystal-clear purity and a straightforward, sparkling passion that will ensure that every listener, regardless of age or profession, may understand every detail of the music performed and return home from its concerts full of joie de vivre. The art presented by the PKF-Prague Philharmonia is both exceptional and accessible to everyone.

Recognized as one of the world’s great violinists, since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Chang has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. Her 2007 recording of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” attracted international commendation, with BBC Music Magazine stating, “She has never made a finer recording.” In 2004, Chang was awarded the Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize in Sienna, Italy. She is a past recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year award, Germany’s Echo Schallplattenpreis, Newcomer of the Year honors at the International Classical Music Awards in London, and Korea’s Nan Pa award. In 2011, Chang was named an Artistic Ambassador by the United States Department of State.