2022 Season

“Why the Devil Chose the Violin” with Jinjoo Cho

One of America’s most prominent young concert violinists, Jinjoo Cho, explores why, early in its history, the violin was thought of as Satan’s instrument. Examining the instrument’s Eastern origins and the “Orientalism” mindset of Europe that perceived Eastern culture as sensual and uninhibited, Jinjoo explores how our fear of the unknown creates misperception.

This event has been recorded and is now available on YouTube.


  • Friday, June 5, 2020 – 7:00 PM