Salon Piano Series remains a Madison treasure Wonderful things always happen at the Salon Piano Series, but it was particularly gratifying to see what appeared to be a couple of extra rows of chairs squeezed in at Farley’s House of Pianos last Sunday. The occasion was the second of this year’s Salon Piano Series… Continue reading Yakushev Delivers the Whole Package
Salon Piano Series and the Pro Arte Quartet made Sunday a day to remember With all due respect to Ernie Banks’ original quote, expressing his joy in the game of baseball, and to the Green Bay Packers and their legions of fans, there was no place I would have rather been last Sunday at… Continue reading It’s a Beautiful Day for a Concert—Let’s Hear Two!
Together for the first time, Lippi Trio sounds seasoned It has been proven repeatedly that the greatest works in the realm of chamber music invariably receive their greatest performances from players who have played together for years; many well-known string quartet members will tell you that their professional relationships are often closer than their… Continue reading Salon Piano Series Flips the Script
Adam Neiman returns to the Salon Piano Series in an unforgettable performance I had been literally counting the days for weeks before Adam Neiman’s return to the Salon Piano Series last Sunday. Every event at this series, hosted by Farley’s House of Pianos, offers great performances with some historical insights—and the lure of an… Continue reading Hearing Chopin As Never Before
Farley’s House of Pianos takes the Salon Piano Series about as far as it can go Several years ago four of the world’s great pianists came up with what might sound like little more than a stunt that could well be more fun for the players than for the audience: a quartet of grand pianos… Continue reading “4 on the Floor” Kicks It into High Gear
Amit Peled performs a 100-year old program on a 300-year old instrument—and invokes the spirit of Pablo Casals Any event at the Salon Piano Series at Farley’s House of Pianos contains at least a whiff of musical history: The establishment has long been renowned for its superb restorations of historic keyboards. So much so… Continue reading History Breathed On Us