Season Finale - East Meets West Concert!
Please join us on Thursday June 1, 2017 for our Season finale concert and perennial Salon favorite "East Meets West" at the elegant mansion of the Consulate General of India, located at 3 East 64th Street in NYC, presenting a combination of outstanding young talents from the Western and Indian musical traditions.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with light refreshments and an opportunity to mingle with familiar and new friends before the concert begins at 7 pm. We are very grateful for the generous hospitality of Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das for inviting us to her beautiful Consulate.
The festivities will continue after the concert with a delightful buffet reception featuring an array of delicious Indian food, where you will have the opportunity to mingle with our hosts, the musicians and fellow guests.
The concert is a showcase of both Western and Indian musical talent and culture and is a vivid demonstration of the Salon's mission to show how music truly unites us. As always, we will finish the program with a magical musical collaboration between East and West.
For the West, we will present the exciting 20-year old violinist Ariel Horowitz, a student of Itzhak Perlman and herself a passionate advocate for bridging cultures through music. For the East, we will present Indrayudh Majumdar, a rising young sarode virtuoso, and the magnificent Dibyarka Chatterjee on the tabla.
We do hope you will join us at this very special concert, where we will also raise a toast in memory of Charlotte and her passionate dedication to helping young musicians of all nations and sharing her musical vision with Salon members and friends.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7PM at the glamorous Consulate of India
The Salon is in the process of setting dates for additional exciting concerts with fresh, outstanding new talents. Because many of the Salon's concerts are presented at exclusive and usually unavailable consular venues, the dates of these concerts are subject to the diplomatic schedules of our gracious hosts. As all who have attended for years appreciate, it is well worth waiting for! We know our members look forward eagerly to our renowned concerts at the consulates and private residences of the Hungarian, Japanese, Indian and Czech diplomatic community.
We are now confirming the exact dates and expect to have further information announced very shortly.
"East Meets West "
June 1 at 7.00PM
EAST MEETS WEST
Ariel Horowitz, violinist
Indrayudh Majumdar, sarode
Dibyarka Chatterjee, tabla
Consulate of India
3 East 64th, street
New York, NY
September 27, 2016
Gabor Bretz, bass
November 2, 2016
OPENING GALA AWARDS CONCERT
Chang Pan, cellist & Ronaldo Rolim, pianist
Rieko Tsuchida, pianist
Josef Spacek, violinist & Miroslav Sekera, pianist
Wei Luo, pianist
The Aeolus String Quartet*
Robert Sherman, Master of Ceremonies
December 15, 2016
Des Artistes Residence of Elizabeth and Lewis Bryden
Drew Petersen, pianist
Sean and Esther Yu, cello duo
January 16, 2017
Yamaha Piano Salon
NEW YEAR’s CONCERT
Yun-Chin Zhou, pianist
Asi Matathias, violinist
March 3, 2017
Residence of the Consul General of Japan
A SPRING SONG FROM JAPAN
Mika Sasaki, pianist
April 5, 2017
A SALUTE TO POLAND
Ania & Piotr Filochowski, violin duo
Monika Krajewska, mezzo-soprano
Olivier Stankiewicz, oboe
PAST EVENTS 2016 - 17
Many thanks to all who made our Gala Benefit Concert such a resounding success!!!
Ariel Horowitz, violin
Hailed by The Washington Post as “sweetly lyrical”, 20 year old violinist Ariel Horowitz cannot remember life before both loving music and advocating it as a medium for global healing. Winner of top prizes at the Stulberg and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions, as well as The Juilliard School’s violin concerto competition, The Violin Channel praised Ariel’s artistic energy: “If they gave out prizes for attitude…we think we may have found the Olympic champion.” Ariel is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School as a recipient of the Arnold R. Deutsch/Dorothy DeLay Scholarship. In July 2015, Ariel performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Strathmore Music Center and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to rousing standing ovations. Ariel has also appeared as a soloist in performances with the Neue Philharmonie Westphalia (Germany), Raanana Symphonette (Israel), Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, among others. As a recitalist, Ariel has performed across the United States, Italy, France, Israel, Brazil, and Argentina. As both a concerto soloist and recitalist, Ariel has performed repertoire of composers ranging from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Sibelius to new works from composers such as Roxanna Panufnik, Jake Landau and Joel Phillip Friedman. Ariel was distinguished as a semifinalist in the 2016 Menuhin Competition in London, England, and in the 2012 Menuhin Competition in Beijing, China, where she was featured in the Final Gala Concert and received the Morningside Music Bridge Young Artist Award. Ariel was also a 2016 semi-finalist in both the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the Young Concert Artist International Auditions.
Indrayudh Mayumdar, sarode
Indrayudh Mayumdar is the son of the renowned sarode Maestro Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, with whom he began studying since he was five years old. Indrayuddh developed a keen interest in all aspects of music but took up the sarode as his primary instrument because of his sheer love for the instrument and for Indian classical music. He concentrates on maintaining the purity of Indian classical music while demonstrating the dynamism and energy of the genre in his performances. He has had the privilege to perform in front of Dr. Manmohan Singh (the former Prime Minster of India), Shri Buddhadeb
Bhattacharya (the former Chief Minister of West Bengal), Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Shri M.K. Narayanan (former Governors of West Bengal) among many. Indrayuddh is also a passionate composer. He has composed music for numerous projects, and has also assisted his father in the score of a Bengali Feature Film on Byomkesh, 'Sajarur Kaata. Indrayuddh is also an innovator and the Co-Founder and CEO of an Indian tech-startup,
Show Velvet, which serves as an online interactive platform for artists and audiences all over the world.
Indrayuddh is making his US debut tour this month, with a schedule of concerts all across the country.We are very privileged to have him perform for us.
Dibyarka Chatterjee , tabla
Dibyarka Chatterjee is a young and outstanding Tabla player from the Farrukhabad Gharana. Dibyarka began his tabla studies at the age of five with his renowned father Pt. Samir Chatterjee, whom many of you know from our previous concerts, and performed for All India Radio as a child prodigy. Since 2006 Dibyarka has been an integral part of Chhandayan, which is dedicated to preserving Indian classical music in North America. Dibyarka, who is also a composer, has performed with many notable classical Indian musicians and has also collaborated with Western performance groups such as the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
GALA BENEFIT & CONCERT
Our Gala Benefit & Concert, with Maestro Alan Gilbert of the New York Philharmonic as our Guest of Honor. took place May 10, 2017 at the exclusive Nippon Club and featured performances by the phenomenal Salon de Virtuosi Grant winners pianist Vassily Primakov and harpist Bridget Kibbey. Funds from the Benefit will help to sustain the Salon's vital mission of supporting and encouraging the most outstanding young musicians and keeping the flame of classical music alive for future generations.