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Salon: Passages

Our February salon will be a musical meditation of sorts, reflecting on passages – a movement in space and time, a shift in energy, a journey or a migration. Jason Calloway (cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University) will perform several pieces of solo cello music that explore this theme, and we’ll have time for discussion and conversation post-concert. Also, for this evening we’ll again be at my friend Natalia Martinez-Kalinina’s home.

February 13th, 7:30 PM

Please RSVP here, and feel free to invite a friend (just make sure they RSVP as well so we have accurate headcount).

Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician. Currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University, Mr. Calloway was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School. Mr. Calloway gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, Disney Hall, and the Kennedy Center. He has recorded for the Bridge, Naxos, and Albany labels. A devoted advocate for new music, Mr. Calloway has collaborated with Ensemble InterContemporain and alongside members of Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, and the Arditti and JACK quartets and given hundreds of premieres by composers including Berio, Birtwistle, Hosokawa, Lachenmann, Pintscher, Tulve, and Tüür. He is as well artistic director of Shir Ami (www.shiramimusic.com), an ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of Jewish art music suppressed by the Nazis and Soviets. Mr. Calloway performs on a 1992 Michèle Ashley cello, a copy of the famous Sleeping Beauty of Montagnana, formerly owned by his teacher, Orlando Cole. Mr. Calloway is a native of Philadelphia.

Salon Series is an intimate event series that explores classical music and opera through listening and discussion. Something like a hybrid between book club and house concert, this series is a project by musician, artist, and designer Rebecca White.