An all-Beethoven program by one of today's great violinists. With a career encompassing five brilliant decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today's most sought-after and versatile musicians. He is admired for the expressive lyricism, breathtaking beauty of tone and impeccable musicianship, which can be heard throughout his discography of over 100 albums. He wields an astonishing range of colors, dynamics, textures and musical ideas, creating fresh experiences from well-known repertoire. In his first Hop appearance since 1996, he and collaborative pianist Angela Cheng will play an all-Beethoven program: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3, and, after intermission, Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring." Born in Tel Aviv, Zukerman came to the United States at age 14 to study at the Juilliard School under a prestigious scholarship. In turn, he's become a devoted teacher and champion of young musicians, chairing the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music for 25 years and inspiring generations of young musicians who have gone on to global careers. Zukerman has been featured in the national media, including a 2004 10-segment CBC series The Concerto According to Pinchas and frequent performances on Live from Lincoln Center. Zukerman's violin playing can be heard on the film soundtracks for Prince of Tides and Critical Care.