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Saturday, March 16, 2013 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall
Salomé Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence (4th Movement)
Bianco: P.S. ( Palm Springs) I Love You
Vivaldi: Presto from Summer
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Piazolla: Verano Porteno
Prevert: Autumn Leaves
Shostakovich: Waltz No 2
Dvorak: Songs my mother taught me
Gardel: Scent of a Woman
Debussy: Claire de Lune
Piazolla: Primavera Porteno
Dinicu-Heifetz: Hora Staccato
Lev Lljov Zhurbin: Budget Bulgar
New York City compels young adults to be at once adaptable, optimistic, multi-faceted and resourceful. At Salomé, we feel that the very survival and evolution of classical music within such a fast-paced, cosmopolitan environment requires a dynamic balance of novelty, tradition, and hard work.
It was with this vision in mind that the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, New York City’s electrifying new conductor-less string ensemble, was founded in September 2009 by the Carpenter siblings (violinists Sean and Lauren and violist David). As a 501c3 organization and one of the preeminent orchestras in the U.S., Salomé leverages the universal language and healing power of music to collaborate with other non-profit organizations in raising awareness for their philanthropy and broadening the audience of classical music.
To date, the Orchestra has performed at venues around Manhattan including Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, Barge Music, Christie’s, MILK Studios, and the MET Museum; on NPR's Performance Today; and on National Television. Salomé has collaborated with leading soloists, including guitarist Sharon Isbin and violist David Aaron Carpenter, with 2012-2013 performances slated with Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach, Joshua Bell, Philippe Quint, Daniel Hope, Karen Gomyo, Helene Grimaud, and Rufus Wainwright. Salomé has partnered with notable non-profit organizations from around the world including The Trevor Project, FEED, Camfed, and The Somaly Mam Foundation. The Orchestra inaugurated its first season of Salomé Music Festival at The Hamptons in August 2012.
Salomé is based in Manhattan and consists of top-ranking graduates from The Curtis Institute of Music, The Julliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Princeton University, and Yale University. For more information, please visit: www.salomechamber.org.
David Aaron Carpenter
Recipient of the 2011 Leonard Bernstein Award, First Prize Winner of the Walter E. Naumburg Viola Competition and the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant, David Aaron Carpenter is widely considered one of the most talented and charismatic musicians of his generation. Recently dubbed “the hottest violist of the 21st century” by the influential music critic Norman Lebrecht, David made his debut in 2005 with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Since then, he has performed with leading musicians and orchestras in the United States and Europe. These include The Philharmonia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Helsinki Philharmonic, NDR Symphony Orchestra, and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. David will be making his Kennedy Center debut on May 3rd, 2013 with the National Symphony Orchestra and his Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium debut on May 11th with Conductor Christoph Eschenbach.
His first recording released in 2009 featured the Elgar Cello Concerto (arranged for the viola by Lionel Tertis/David Aaron Carpenter), and the Schnittke Viola Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach. The disc received much international acclaim, including ‘Editor’s Choice’ Disc by Gramophone. For his second CD, David performed the Berlioz Harold in Italy and Paganini’s Sonata per la Grand Viola with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. His most recent recording, a world premiere recording of the Kraus Viola Concertos, was released last year.
As a chamber musician, David has collaborated with such renowned artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Sarah Chang, Leonidas Kavakos, Gidon Kremer, Alan Gilbert, Julian Rachlin, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jan Vogler, and Yuja Wang. He is a regular guest artist at the Verbier Music Festival, and has performed numerous times as soloist at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany.
David plays on a viola crafted by Michele Deconet, Venice (1766) known as the “Ex-Hamma, King David.” In addition to his musical accomplishments, David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations from Princeton University in 2008. David is a former music protégé of the Rolex Arts Initiative. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, which he co-founded with his brother Sean and sister Lauren. The Orchestra inaugurated its first season of Salomé Music Festival at The Hamptons in August 2012 to much acclaim. For more information, please visit: www.davidaaroncarpenter.com.
Sean Avram Carpenter
Co-Founder and President of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, violinist Sean Avram Carpenter holds a BA from Princeton University (2003) and a MPhil. from the University of Cambridge (2004). Sean has collaborated as both soloist and chamber musician with numerous conductors and artists, including Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Sharon Isbin, Karen Gomyo, Daniel Hope, and Rufus Wainwright. He was a participant in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Michael Hill Violin Competition, and the RNCM Manchester International Violin Competition.
Sean was co-concertmaster and principal violinist of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, and co-concertmaster of the Princeton University Orchestra. He has performed as soloist throughout Italy as part of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, as well as the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. In addition to his role leading the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Sean is a collector and advisor for investors in fine and rare stringed instruments.