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Ray Chen, violin and Julio Elizalde, piano

Ray Chen, violin and Julio Elizalde, piano

Mar 21, 2024

Ray Chen, violin and Julio Elizalde, piano

"Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin.” —The Washington Post

Violinist Ray Chen redefines what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Chen uses his witty and down-to-earth online media presence to make classical music more accessible, inspiring millions. Bringing his remarkable musicianship to prestigious concert halls around the world, he has won the admiration of classical music fans of all generations.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.


Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in G minor “Devil’s Trill” (arr. Kreisler)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
Antonio Bazzini: La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25
Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E minor, Op. 72 (arr. Kreisler)
Chick Corea: Spain (arr. Elizalde & Chen)

Performance date and time

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options

Save 15-25% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist SeriesChoice 4Choice 6 and as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

A Violin Superstar

"This eclectic and unmistakably 21st-century resume belongs to Ray Chen, the virtuoso violinist who has charted a distinctive path to success and “[redefined] what it means to be a classical musician” in today’s world."

Henry Michaels

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The guy at the gates

Ray Chen brings classical music to the masses

Kelly Dean Hansen

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