Salon De Virtuosi's Charlotte White Celebrates 100th Birthday

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Pianist Charlotte White founded the Salon De Virtuosi some 25 years ago in order to support emerging artists, give career grants and present young musicians in elegant settings, such as embassies, consulates and grand residences around the city. Next month at Carnegie Hall, White celebrates her 100th birthday with artists who have been presented over the years by her organization.

This week's Young Artists Showcase looks back to Salon De Virtuosi gala concerts from recent years, with live recordings from those private Salon performances. The program begins with cellist James Kim and pianist Larry Weng, who last year recorded a session in the Showcase studio. Then we hear a Chopin trio from pianist Vassily Primakov. Finally, saxophonist Ashu brings us the rare 1935 Concertino de Camera by Jacques Ibert, with musicians from the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and conductor Jeff Meyers.

Program details:

Franz Schubert: Arpegione Sonata (first movement)
George Gershwin (arr. by James Kim): Piano Prelude No. 1
  — James Kim, cello; Larry Weng, piano.

Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka Op. 50, No. 3 in C-sharp minor
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 3, Op 47
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 3, Op, 39
— Vassily Primakov, piano.

Jacques Ibert: Concertino da Camera
— Ashu, alto saxophone; musicians from the St. Petersburg Philharmonic; Jeff Meyers, conductor.