H. Peter Stern Concert Series: Serenade Trio

Sunday, April 23, 2017
2:00pm — 3:15pm
Type: Concerts


Pictured above, from left: Karen Dekker, John Feeney, Theresa Salomon

Enjoy an early spring afternoon with Serenade Trio as they perform Viennese music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Michael Haydn, and friends.

Karen Dekker VIOLIN
Dutch violinist Karen Dekker grew up surrounded by music. She studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently pursuing a Diploma in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School. Karen performs regularly as a chamber musician in ensembles throughout New York, such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Classical Orchestra, String Ensemble Shattered Glass, and in the pit of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet. Karen recently recorded Mahler and Debussy with the Smithsonian Chamber Players and performed as a soloist with the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s and Juilliard’s period instrument ensemble J415.

John Feeney is principal double bass of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the American Classical Orchestra, and appears as principal with Sinfonia New York and Opera Lafayette. A chamber musician and soloist of international renown, he is first prize winner in the Concert Artists Guild and Zimmerman-Mingus International Competition and medalist-prizewinner in the Geneva and Isle of Man Competition. His 2010 world premiere performance of Dragonetti’s Concerto in D with the American Classical Orchestra was hailed by the New York Times, “a skilled, passionate performance…played with flair.”  In 2009 he founded the DNA Quintet, recording and publishing the premieres of chamber music by Domenico Dragonetti. The Strad declared “accurate, muscular and impressively controlled playing of John Feeney…an important disc…I recommend it with enthusiasm.” In 2010 John co-founded the Serenade Orchestra and the Serenade Quartet, both featuring music from 18th and 19th century Vienna.

Theresa Salomon VIOLIN
Theresa Salomon, a native of Germany, came to New York in 1993. She has performed at international festivals such as Festival Presence, Paris; Gulbenkian Festival, Lisbon; Prague Spring Festival; Ostfriesland Festival, Germany; Connecticut Early Music Festival; and Ostrava Days for New Music (Czech Republic), where she was a soloist with the Janácek Philharmonic. In New York, she performs both period and modern violin with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, and SEM Ensemble.

The H. Peter Stern Concert Series is named in honor of Storm King’s co-founder and honorary chairman. H. Peter Stern served as President and Chairman of Storm King over five decades.  Among his many accomplishments that shaped Storm King,  he developed  a program of major site-specific commissions at the Art Center, which includes iconic works by Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, Andy Goldsworthy, and Maya Lin. He also oversaw major landscape enhancements,  the development of the South Fields, featuring large-scale sculptures by Mark di Suvero, and the introduction of the native grasses program. Stern has had a lifelong passion for music and is an avid violinist. This concert series celebrates his extraordinary legacy at Storm King and his love of great music and art.

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