The Salon Concerts, Inc. experience is music and more. In every vibrant evening you will:
- Hear fine chamber music performed in close, intimate settings.
- Enjoy the experience in spectacular private homes with their gracious hosts.
- Savor a post-concert buffet of hors d’oeuvres and wines.
- Mingle with artists, homeowners, and music lovers just like you.
Salon Concerts has an exciting 2012-2013 season of chamber music planned, doing its favorite thing of bringing new or unfamiliar music and classic gems together to make wonderful concerts.
We begin with the exuberant Aiana Quartet, the Young Professional Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas in Austin, where they are under the mentorship of the Miró Quartet. After playing Haydn and Bartók for us, they will be joined by Rick Rowley for the exciting Bloch Piano Quintet No. 1.
In November, the Miró Quartet will bring us two masterpieces of Beethoven—“The Harp” and the immortal Op.131. Salon audiences treasure this opportunity to be only a few feet away from these magnificent artists and the Miró loves the palpable closeness to its listeners.
We’ll start off 2013 by celebrating two 100-year birthdays—for Witold Lutoslawski and our own Kent Kennan. We’ll honor Martin Luther King Day with music of William Grant Still. Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violinist/founder and Artistic Director of the Cactus Pear Festival, will be back to join us. We are delighted to welcome Karl Kraber to our roster, and he will join Kathryn Mishell in a new piece for flute, piano and a visual artist whose drawing action makes sound as well as marks. Douglas Harvey, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and Kathryn Mishell, will end with the fabulous, passionate Dvorák Trio in F minor.
March will bring the return of violinist Elisabeth Kufferath and pianist Stephen Perry joined by clarinetist Nathan Williams in a program of the beloved “Kegelstatt” Trio of Mozart, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder for piano and viola, Debussy’s gorgeous Violin Sonata, and arguably the greatest piece ever written for clarinet, violin and piano, Bartók’s Contrasts.
It’s going to be a wonderful season. Please join us!
Salon Concerts presents free Lunch Hour Concerts at Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St., on Tuesdays following home concerts.