New Deal Salon

I am passionate about classical music and the impact musicians can make on their communities through their art. In February of 2016, with the help of John Hardy and Lee Weber, owners of the New Deal Studios and Gallery in Little Rock, AR we established New Deal Salon, a new concert series. As the Artistic Director of the series, I aim to bring programs of unusual repertoire in an intimate setting. We hope to create a musical experience that is of exceptional quality – one that is exciting for the most sophisticated concert-goer, and at the same time is accessible to the most novice listener.

Come hear my colleagues and I at the New Deal Salon on Friday nights at 2003 S. Louisiana St. in downtown Little Rock, and see more of what we are up to here in the South.

Salon #1: February 5th, 2016

Works by F. Mendelssohn, M. Ravel and R. Schumann with Aaron Ludwig, cello and Trisha McGovern, violin

• A sound bite from the evening: Piano Trio #2 in Cm, op.66 by F. Mendelssohn •
Allegro energico e con fuoco

Salon #2: April 1st, 2016

Works by J. Brahms, G. Gershwin, C. Debussy & J.-M.Leclair with
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin

Salon #3: May 27th, 2016 

Fleeting memories… with Aaron Ludwig, cello
Works by O. Messiaen, J.S. Bach, R. Schumann & F. Schubert

Salon #4: October 7th, 2016

Eclectic meets vintage… with Trisha McGovern Freeney – violin, Katherine Williamson – Violin, David Gerstein – Cello 

Works by M. Ravel, B. Bartok, J.S. Bach and M. Martinu



Salon #5: December 1st, 2016

Escape to Fantasy with Trisha McGovern Freeney, Katherine Williamson and Kiril Laskarov on violin

Works by F. Schubert, B. Bartok, E. Korngold and D. Shostakovich

Next Concert:

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

For information and tickets go to:
  • “Contrasts” by Bela Bartók
  • “Klezmer’s Wedding” by S. I. Glick
  • “Five Pieces for 2 violins” by D. Shostakovich

Kiril Laskarov, Violin / Steven Becraft, Clarinet/ Tatiana R. Mann, Piano

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