Ronen Chamber Ensemble Concert, April 17
By David Bellman
Ronen Chamber Ensemble
The Ronen Chamber Ensemble’s final concert of our 30th season will take place tonight, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 7:30 pm in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
This is our annual collaboration with the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI), and our guest artists will be David Kim, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster and IVCI Laureate, and pianist Rohan De Silva who has appeared frequently with IVCI violinists.
Kim and De Silva will play a Brahms Violin Sonata in A Major and the Suite Italienne by Stravinsky. Clarinetist David Bellman will join Kim and Ronen’s strings for Soliloquy for Clarinet and String Quartet by Corigliano, which is a very moving, emotional tribute to the composer’s father (who was a New York Philharmonic concertmaster) featuring a dialogue between clarinet and first violin.
The evening’s finale will be Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Sextet for Piano, Strings and Winds. Folk-like melodies, ethereal intimacy and heroic romanticism are all on display in this Hungarian masterpiece.
Tickets can be purchased on concert night or through the IVCI web site: www.violin.org, or call 317-637-4574.