NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A classical concert will be performed by the Black Marble Violin Duo on Sunday, April 23, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. The duo of Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer will perform Enchanted Journey, Virtuosic Music for Two Violins, with a program of music by Telemann, Locatelli, Leclair, Barbella, Shield & Mozart.
The violinists of Black Marble are the co-directors of the internationally acclaimed
baroque ensemble, REBEL, with whom they record and concertize extensively in the U.S. and abroad. The name ‘Black Marble’ derives from the English translation of their last names: Schwarz (German, for black) and Marmer (Dutch, for marble). The duo has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kendal-on- Hudson Concert Series, Downtown Music at Grace series, the Harvard Business School Concert Series in Cambridge, MA and Midtown Concerts in New York City. In September 2010 Black Marble was featured on WQXR-FM’s ‘violin month’, in an interview and video performance hosted by Jeff Spurgeon. The ensemble aims to explore the rich, virtuosic and rarely performed repertoire written for two violins from Leclair, and Telemann to Reger, Spohr and Bartok, amongst others, on instruments and bows appropriate to their respective periods. The husband and wife team perform on equally well-matched Stainer violins dated 1660 and 1668, respectively.
A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door. The concert is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library, with additional support from an Arts Alive Grant made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and administered by ArtsWestchester.