Arcovoce members Rosa Lamoreaux, Steven Honigberg, Steven Silverman, and guest artist flutist Robin Kani perform a private program for the State Department group DACOR at the historic Elizabeth Bacon residence in Washington DC. Program includes Ravel Chansons Medecasses and Andre Previn’s Four Somgs for soprano, cello, and piano.
June 9th & 11th
Steven Silverman performs solo recitals on piano and harpsichord at Denman Island, Canada under the auspices of Concerts Denman/Arts Denman.
The June 9th solo piano recital is all-Schumann — Papillons op. 2, Sonata in F# minor op. 11, and Carnaval op. 9. The June 11th harpsichord program is selections from D’Anglebert Suite in d minor and five keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti.
Steven is performing these programs at benefit concerts for the Environmental Defense Fund and the Environmental Protection network on May 31, June 1, and June 2 in Maryland and Washington DC venues. Please contact us for details.
March 23rd, 7:30 pm: An All-Brahms Program
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 301 A Street NE, Washington DC 20003 (behind the Library of Congress main building). Tickets were $20 at the door (cash or check).
Our program consisted of some of Brahms’ best lieder including the poignant Botschaft (“Message”), and elegiac Heimweh (”Homecoming”), plus the great F-minor piano quintet. The quintet is a masterwork of symphonic scope, where Brahms first decisively showed himself to be the worthy heir of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. It is one of those life-altering pieces like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony or Bach’s St. Matthew Passion — you feel you are a different person at its conclusion than at its commencement. ArcoVoce is in its 20th season. Musicians for the Brahms concert are Rosa Lamoreaux (soprano), Elizabeth Field (violin), Leslie Nero (violin), Nina Falk (viola), Steven Honigberg (cello), and Steven Silverman (piano).
June 16, 8 pm: “Baroque Bonanza III”
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 301 A Street NE, Washington DC 20003. Tickets were $30 at the door.
ArcoVoce performed music from Italy (Uccelini), France (d’Anglebert and Francois Couperin), and England (Handel) as part of the Baroque Bonanza series of concerts.
June 2 & 10: “All-Chopin Benefit Concerts”
Steven Silverman performed an all-Chopin programs as benefits for the Environmental Defense Fund and the Environmental Protection Network — two premiere environmental advocacy groups.
June 29, 6 pm: “All-Chopin Program”
Cornelia Street Cafe located at 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, NY.
Steven Silverman performed all-Chopin program in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
February 4, 4 pm: “Violin-Piano Masterworks”
Paint Branch Unitarian Church located at 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783. Free admission.
Violinist Elizabeth Field and pianist Steven Silverman performed Mozart's greatest violin-piano sonata (A major K. 526), written while he was at work on Don Giovanni and containing many of the same comic-tragic juxtapositions as that opera. The duo also performed Beethoven's final violin-piano sonata (G major op. 96), a pastoral lyric piece that embodies a spiritual quest for and eventual arrival in a utopian Arcadia. The program also included Mendelssohn's violin sonata from 1838, a work he left unfinished and which was discovered and completed by Yehudi Menuhin in the 1950s. The piece could have been written by no other composer (the finale shows off the characteristic Mendelssohn fairy lightness), and has a slow movement of great emotional power.
February 13, 2018, 10 am: "Bach at Noon"
Central Moravian Church located at 73 West Church St, Bethlehem PA 18018
Elizabeth Field and Steven Silverman performed Beethoven Sonata op. 96 as part of the BACH AT NOON concert in Bethlehem Pannsylvania. Concert is at Central Moravian Church (73 West Church St, Bethlehem PA 18018), and was at 10AM (title notwithstanding). Concert also included Bach’s brilliant solo cantata for soprano – Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen – Nr. 51. It was a program to lift the spirit, delight the soul, and warm the hearts of all present.
March 24, 2018, 7:30 pm: “Ophelia”
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 301 A Street NE, Washington DC 20003. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets at the door.
Our concert took its name from the first of the haunting Shostakovich Romances to poetry of symbolist poet Alexander Blok. The poem showed a grieving Ophelia at Hamlet's bier. Shostakovich's song cycle was one of his final works (composed in 1968), and is for soprano with piano trio accompaniment. The violin and cello parts were first performed by David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich, with the composer at the piano. Galina Vishnevskya was the soprano. The music is haunting, and has an other-worldly beauty. We paired the Shostakovich cycle with other songs with the Ophelia theme, as well as piano trios of Schubert (the Notturno) and the great Beethoven Eb trio op. 70 #2. Musicians for this concert were Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, violinist Elizabeth Field, cellist Steven Honigberg, and pianist Steven Silverman.
February 7, 2015
Katzen Center, American University, 3 pm
Bach Brandenburg Concerto #6 and other works
January 25, 2015
National Gallery of Art, 6:30 pm
October 11, 2014
Washington Early Music Festival
St. Mark's Episcopal, Capital Hill
February 7, 2010
Phillips Collection, 4:00 PM
Program's theme is "1710": compositions from three centuries ago, performed on period instruments
January 10, 2010
Phillips Collection, 4:00 PM
Steven Silverman and Doug McNames performed cello-piano sonatas of Beethoven (g minor) and Rachmaninoff. Admission free with paid admission to gallery.
ArcoVoce performed a private program on baroque instruments at the DACOR house.
October 11, 2009
3 pm at American University's Katzen Arts Center at Massachusetts Avenue and Nebraska Avenue is Washington DC
Steven Silverman appeared in a program of music for oboe, cello, percussion, and harpsichord which included Ned Rorem's seldom-performed The Lovers (written for the celebrated harpsichordist Sylvia Marlowe).
October 4, 2009
Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art at 6:30 PM
A program of music from the Italian baroque including compositions by Isabella Leonarda, Alessandro Stradella, Marco Uccellini, Tarquinio Merula, Francesco Mancini, and Alessandro Scarlatti. Admission free.
September 20, 2009
Jerusalem Evangelical Church (252 Dock Street) in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, at 3 pm
Steven Silverman appeared as harpsichord soloist in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5, along with flute soloist is Robin Kani and violin soloist Simon Maurer. The concert included the complete Vivaldi Four Seasons. Tickets were available at the door.
July 18, 2009
St.Mark's Church at 3rd and A streets SE Washington DC at 8:00 PM
Steven Silverman and Elizabeth Field performed works of Rameau and Vivaldi as part of gala concert for the benefit of the Washington Early Music Festival.