Violinist Theresa Salomon and pianist Marc Peloquin perform a concert of 19th and 20th century chamber music in the Afternoon Music series at 4 p.m., Sunday, February 24, in Beacon’s acoustically-excellent sanctuary.
The program includes two pieces written in 1887, one by Antonín Dvořák and one by Richard Strauss, as well as a short work by Anton Webern (1914) and the 1996 Duo by contemporary British composer Rebecca Saunders.
The audience is invited to meet the artists at a reception after the concert.
Violinist Theresa Salomon, a native of Germany, came to New York in 1993. She will perform on the modern violin in this concert, but she also is noted for her musicality on Baroque violin. For the past several years, she has held one of two Baroque violins owned by Beacon, which are loaned to excellent musicians.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described her interpretations as “of the highest standard” and praised her “crystal-clear intonation” and “rhythmic precision.”
Salomon is on the adjunct faculty of Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, teaching historic performance practice and Baroque violin. She has appeared in numerous international festivals and with such ensembles as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, REBEL, New York Collegium and Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra.
Pianist Marc Peloquin performs widely as a soloist and ensemble musician. Appearances have taken him from the Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City and the American Academy in Rome to New York City spaces including Merkin Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.
A New York Times critic wrote that Peloquin’s “energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive.” Time Out New York called him an “innovative ivory tickler.”
Peloquin created and performs regularly in the Keyed Up music project, which explores the unique sound worlds of composers, their influences and those they have influenced. He also appears often in the dynamic ensemble Split Second with fellow pianist Roberto Hidalgo.
A native of Rhode Island, Peloquin now lives in New York City and is a resident teaching artist at the Bloomingdale School of Music and a visiting lecturer at the New School University.
The final Afternoon Music concert for the 2018-2019 season features pianist Mitchell Vines, soprano Kristina Bacharach and clarinetist/saxophonist Sam Sadigursky, performing both classical music and cabaret on April 14. Vines is the former artistic director of Afternoon Music.
Afternoon Music tickets are $25, $20 for seniors. Students are welcome free. For advance tickets, send a check made out to Afternoon Music to Afternoon Music, c/o Beacon UU, 4 Waldron Avenue, Summit, NJ, 07901. There are no reserved seats.
The series is made possible in part by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Further information is available at (908) 273-2899 or www.ucsummit.org.