SUMMIT, NJ - A concert of 19th and 20th century chamber music is in the offing when Violinist Theresa Salomon and pianist Marc Peloquin perform in the 'Afternoon Music' series on Sunday, February 24, beginning at 4 p.m., at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. The audience is invited to meet the artists at a reception after the concert.

The program will include two pieces written in 1887, one by Antonín Dvořák and one by Richard Strauss, as well as a short work by Anton Webern (1914) and the 1996 Duo by contemporary British composer Rebecca Saunders.

Salomon, a native of Germany, came to New York in 1993. She will perform on the modern violin in this concert, but she also is noted for her musicality on Baroque violin. For the past several years, she has held one of two Baroque violins owned by Beacon, which are loaned to excellent musicians.

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The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described her interpretations as “of the highest standard” and praised her “crystal-clear intonation” and “rhythmic precision.” Salomon is on the adjunct faculty of Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, teaching historic performance practice and Baroque violin. She has appeared in numerous international festivals and with such ensembles as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, REBEL, New York Collegium and Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra.       

Peloquin performs widely as a soloist and ensemble musician. Appearances have taken him from the Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City and the American Academy in Rome to New York City spaces including Merkin Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Time Out New York called him an “innovative ivory tickler.” A New York Times critic wrote that Peloquin’s “energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive.” Peloquin created and performs regularly in the Keyed Up music project, which explores the unique sound worlds of composers, their influences and those they have influenced. He also appears often in the dynamic ensemble Split Second with fellow pianist Roberto Hidalgo.

A native of Rhode Island, Peloquin now lives in New York City and is a resident teaching artist at the Bloomingdale School of Music and a visiting lecturer at the New School University.           

Afternoon Music tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, and students are admitted free. For advance tickets, send a check made out to Afternoon Music to Afternoon Music, c/o Beacon UU, 4 Waldron Avenue, Summit, NJ, 07901. There are no reserved seats.          

The series is made possible in part by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Further information, call 908-273-2899 or visit ucsummit.org.

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit is located at 4 Waldron Avenue (at Springfield Avenue).