Music from Salem to Offer Workshop Recitals
Professionally-bound young artists will share in concert what they have learned at the Music from Salem (MfS) Viola and Violin Seminar led by artistic director Lila Brown, and Cello Seminar led by consulting director Rhonda Rider. Two workshop concerts will be held at Hubbard Hall located at 25 East Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y.
MfS Viola and Violin Seminar participants and faculty will perform on Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. Brown will be joined by violinist Sharan Leventhal and pianist Mark Ryser in leading the recital, where each student will begin with a brief introduction about himself or herself, as well as the music that will be played. There will be selections by Beach, Brahms, Bridge, Handel, Piazzolla, Wheeler and a world premiere by seminar participant Peter Fletcher.
The Cello Seminar participants and faculty will perform on Sunday, June 10, at 4 p.m. This year the group will feature two New York premieres: ‘The Hours’ by Philip Glass, and ‘Abertura Brasil’ by Dmitri Cervo. Both pieces are for cello octet. Coached by MfS musicians Judith Gordon, Scott Kluksdahl, David Russell and Rhonda Rider, the cellists come from as far away as Taiwan. The cellists will also be performing and discussing their solo and duo repertoires during this afternoon of cutting-edge music making. The suggested ticket price for both recitals is $15, but pay what you can; all are welcome. For details, visit musicfromsalem.org.
Now in its third decade, Music from Salem brings together world-class musicians to the Brown Farm in Salem, N.Y., where they spend days living together as they prepare for each concert. Such an arrangement allows for constant discussion, experimentation and the chance to get to know each other. Many musicians eagerly return each year to participate in this enriching experience, which explores the variety of musical expression, from the 18th and 19th century to contemporary composers.