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Seong-Jin Cho and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Enchant Audiences at Soka PAC

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Seong-Jin Cho, praised by Washington Post for having “the musical potential to take his place alongside the greats of the past,” and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), hailed as “One of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles” by Star Tribune, perform in Orange County this December. These events, co-presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Soka Performing Arts Center, will take place on December 5, 2023, and December 9, 2023, at Soka Performing Arts Center. Seong-Jin Cho will perform works by Mozart, Ravel and Liszt; The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform arguably the greatest of all baroque concertos, The Complete Brandenburg Concerti by Bach.

Seong-Jin cho was brought to the world’s attention in 2015 when he won First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, and his career has rapidly ascended ever since. In January 2016, he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and has established himself worldwide as one of the leading pianists of his generation and most distinctive artists on the current music scene. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colorful playing combines confidence with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.

An active recitalist, Seong-Jin Cho performs in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including the main stage of Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Vienna, Prinzregententheater München, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles, Festival International de piano de la Roque d'Anthéron, and Verbier Festival.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world. Through its many performance, education, recording, and broadcast activities, it brings the exhilarating experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind. Under the inspired leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. CMS will perform Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos.

Today, arguably the greatest of all baroque concertos, Bach's six masterpieces have delighted audiences for centuries with their timeless creativity, lively instrumentation, and technical mastery. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos give each instrumental family solo opportunities and create unusual combinations. Each of the six concertos differs, from the galumphing first, the more stately second, the homely third, the lofty fourth and the galloping fifth right through to the joyous sixth.

Soka Performing Arts Center is located at 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Ticket prices start at $55 and are available at the Philharmonic Society box office at (949) 553-2422, online at, at the Soka box office at (949) 480-4278 and online at

All artists, dates, venues, programs, and prices are subject to change.


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