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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: David Aaron Carpenter with Salomé Chamber Orchestra and Ila Paliwal

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: David Aaron Carpenter with Salomé Chamber Orchestra and Ila Paliwal in "Seasons and Gems"

Monday, October 26, 2015 7:00 PM

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

For their Fortas debut, charismatic violist David Aaron Carpenter and the Salomé Chamber Orchestra bring their high-energy, virtuoso style to excerpts from different sets of four musical seasons with works by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Shor, and more.

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About

David Aaron Carpenter
viola
with
Salomé Chamber Orchestra
and Ila Paliwal, vocalist
 
"If there's such a thing as an overnight-star violist, it's David Aaron Carpenter…in a league with the best."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
Salomé Chamber Orchestra's playing is "glowing."
--The New York Times
 
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.
 
A relative newcomer on the classical music scene, the electrifying conductor-less string ensemble Salomé Chamber Orchestra was founded by the Carpenter siblings (violinists Sean and Lauren and violist David) and consists of top-ranking graduates from acclaimed U.S. music schools. Its intelligent, artistic, and interdisciplinary approach to music-making produces refreshing and vibrant performances. According to Lauren Carpenter, the Salomé musicians perform standing, "to encourage people to be much more communicative and physical when playing."
 
For their Fortas debut, they bring their high-energy, virtuoso style to a program called "Seasons and Gems," featuring excerpts from different sets of four musical seasons, each from a different region of the world. From Italy, excerpts from Vivaldi's Four Seasons; from Argentina, excerpts from Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and from New York, a new work by Alexey Shor, Four Seasons of Manhattan. The Vivaldi and Piazzolla excerpts are in versions for viola. They also welcome classically trained Indian vocalist Ila Paliwal and her Indian music ensemble for four selections from her debut CD, Navaratna ("Nine Gems").

Performance Timing: Part One - 30 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 38 min.

Note: David Aaron Carpenter and Ila Paliwal will sign CDs following the performance, in the States Gallery outside of the Terrace Theater.

Program & Notes

Composer
Piece
Astor Piazzolla
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
“Verano” and “Primavera”
The Four Seasons
"Summer" and "Winter"
Astor Piazzolla
Libertango
arr. Oran Eldor