February 4, 4 pm: “Violin-Piano Masterworks”
Paint Branch Unitarian Church located at 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783. Free admission.
Violinist Elizabeth Field and pianist Steven Silverman perform Mozart's greatest violin-piano sonata (A major K. 526), written while he was at work on Don Giovanni and containing many of the same comic-tragic juxtapositions as that opera. The duo is also performing Beethoven's final violin-piano sonata (G major op. 96), a pastoral lyric piece that embodies a spiritual quest for and eventual arrival in a utopian Arcadia. The program also includes Mendelssohn's violin sonata from 1838, a work he left unfinished and which was discovered and completed by Yehudi Menuhin in the 1950s. The piece could have been written by no other composer (the finale shows off the characteristic Mendelssohn fairy lightness), and has a slow movement of great emotional power.
February 13, 2018, 10 am: "Bach at Noon"
Central Moravian Church located at 73 West Church St, Bethlehem PA 18018
Elizabeth Field and Steven Silverman perform Beethoven Sonata op. 96 as part of the BACH AT NOON concert in Bethlehem Pannsylvania. Concert is at Central Moravian Church (73 West Church St, Bethlehem PA 18018), and is at 10AM (title notwithstanding). Concert also includes Bach’s brilliant solo cantata for soprano – Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen – Nr. 51. It is a program to lift the spirit, delight the soul, and warm the hearts of all present.
March 24, 2018, 7:30 pm: “Ophelia”
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 301 A Street NE, Washington DC 20003. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets at the door.
Our concert takes its name from the first of the haunting Shostakovich Romances to poetry of symbolist poet Alexander Blok. The poem shows a grieving Ophelia at Hamlet's bier. Shostakovich's song cycle was one of his final works (composed in 1968), and is for soprano with piano trio accompaniment. The violin and cello parts were first performed by David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich, with the composer at the piano. Galina Vishnevskya was the soprano. The music is haunting, and has an other-worldly beauty. We have paired the Shostakovich cycle with other songs with the Ophelia theme, as well as piano trios of Schubert (the Notturno) and the great Beethoven Eb trio op. 70 #2. Musicians for this concert are Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, violinist Elizabeth Field, cellist Steven Honigberg, and pianist Steven Silverman.
February 7, 2015
Katzen Center, American University, 3 pm
Bach Brandenburg Concerto #6 and other works
January 25, 2015
National Gallery of Art, 6:30 pm
October 11, 2014
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal, Capital Hill
February 7, 2010
Phillips Collection, 4:00 PM
Program's theme is "1710": compositions from three centuries ago, performed on period instruments
January 10, 2010
Phillips Collection, 4:00 PM
Steven Silverman and Doug McNames perform cello-piano sonatas of Beethoven (g minor) and Rachmaninoff. Admission free with paid admission to gallery.
ArcoVoce performs a private program on baroque instruments at the DACOR house.
October 11, 2009
3 pm at American University's Katzen Arts Center at Massachusetts Avenue and Nebraska Avenue is Washington DC
Steven Silverman appears in a program of music for oboe, cello, percussion, and harpsichord which includes Ned Rorem's seldom-performed The Lovers (written for the celebrated harpsichordist Sylvia Marlowe).
October 4, 2009
Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art at 6:30 PM
A program of music from the Italian baroque including c
ompositions by Isabella Leonarda, Alessandro Stradella, Marco Uccellini, Tarquinio Merula, Francesco Mancini, and Alessandro Scarlatti. Admission free.
September 20, 2009
Jerusalem Evangelical Church (252 Dock Street) in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, at 3 pm
Steven Silverman appears as harpsichord soloist in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5, along with flute soloist is Robin Kani and violin soloist Simon Maurer. The concert includes the complete Vivaldi Four Seasons. Tickets available at the door.
July 18, 2009
St.Mark's Church at 3rd and A streets SE Washington DC at 8:00 PM
Steven Silverman and Elizabeth Field perform works of Rameau and Vivaldi as part of gala concert for the benefit of the Washington Early Music Festival.