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A classical feast: ‘Violin with Love’

Violinist Jonathan Leviim will present “Violin with Love” on May 22 at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library. (courtesy photo)

A classical feast: ‘Violin with Love’

World-class virtuoso violinist Jonathan Leviim and pianist Dan You will present “Violin with Love,” a classical concert on Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m. at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive.

This concert of popular classical violin masterpieces will include musical arrangements by such composers as Bach, Dvorak, Paganini, Massenet, Schubert, Chopin, Gluck, Mozart, Kriesler and Rachmaninoff.

Leviim will demonstrate his great mastery of solo works by Bach and Paganini, music that is structurally and emotionally powerful. Paganini’s Caprices reveal the incredible acrobatics that he inflicted upon aspiring violinists, but which Leviim conquers with apparent ease: left hand pizzicato, ricochet arpeggios, double and triple stops, parallel octaves and tenths, and impressively fast scales.

Also included will be all-time favorites such as “The Holy City,” “Argentinian Tango,” “What a Wonderful World,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “Song from Secret Garden,” “The Swan” and “Serenade” by Schubert.

This should be an unforgettable evening for the audience. Many have previously commented at how privileged they feel to attend a concert of this caliber on their doorsteps. It’s not often that such world-class musicians are also Scripps Ranch locals who enjoy sharing their love of music within their community.

Not only is this musician of the highest caliber, he also brings a unique personality to his performance. Jonathan has a unique ability to connect with his audience, entertaining not only with incredible and masterful technique, but also delighting with his anecdotes and sense of humor.

General admission tickets are $25. For further details see www.eventbrite.com or call (858) 740-4049. Tickets are also available at the door one-hour prior to the concert unless sold out.

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