Salomé Chamber Orchestra and Guest Artists Play the Rare Violins and Violas of the Acclaimed Sau-Wing Lam Collection.
The Sau-Wing Lam Collection of Rare Italian Stringed Instruments exhibition on view through June 30, 2013, is one of the finest collections of violins and violas currently in private hands. For this performance series, a selection of instruments from the collection will be played by New York's dynamic young Salomé Chamber Orchestra and guest artists with instruments by Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, the Amati family, and others.
The collection includes two Stradivari violins, and instruments by members of the Amati and Guarneri families, among other treasures. The single viola in the collection is exceptionally interesting as it was made by Andrea Amati, who not only established the Cremonese school of violin making but is also credited with giving the instruments of the violin family their definitive modern form. This particular instrument is one of the earliest of its kind.
In four concerts throughout the 2012–13 season, New York's dynamic young Salomé Chamber Orchestra will present programs featuring members and guest artists performing on instruments from the collection.
Saturday, December 22, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Bach Brandenburg Concertos
In this program, guest violinists Daniel Hope and Karen Gomyo are the featured soloists in a program of Bach concertos; each will perform a solo violin concerto and will join members of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra in additional works. Daniel Hope will play the Baltic Guarneri "del Gesù" of 1731.
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Eight Seasons
Violinist and Salomé co-founder Sean Avram Carpenter and violist David Aaron Carpenter are the soloists in Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons and Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Dark Arts of the Viola
Violinist Philippe Quint joins Salomé co-founders Sean Avram Carpenter and violist David Aaron Carpenter in performances of works featuring viola: Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and String Orchestra, K. 364; Lera Auerbach's Dialogues on Stabat Mater for Violin, Viola, and String Orchestra (after Pergolesi); as well as the New York premiere of Richard Dubugnon's arrangement of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier Suite for String Orchestra. Philippe will play the "Bavarian" Stradivari in the Mozart work, and Sean Carpenter will play the "Baltic" Guarneri del Gesù of 1731 in the Auerbach work.
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Virtuosic Violin: The Lam Instrument Collection in Action
Works by Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Kreisler, and Sarasate, and Heifetz transcriptions will be performed by guest violinists Philippe Quint and Chee-Yun, with David Aaron Carpenter, viola.
Series of Four Performances: $120
These concerts are made possible by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Above: Photo © Billy Farrell Agency
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