'When a new ensemble brings a fresh way of thinking to classical music, provided they're any good, it commands attention. This orchestra, founded by the brilliant violist David Aaron Carpenter and his talented siblings, is largely comprised of the brightest and best post-grads from leading American music departments (Curtis, Julliard, Princeton et al) and so bring real quality to join their collective vision. Having already joined forces with the likes of Sharon Isbin, Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach and Rufus Wainwright, the eyes and ears of New York will be on them.'
New York City compels young adults to be at once adaptable, optimistic, multi-faceted and resourceful. At Salomé, we feel that the very survival and evolution of classical music within such a fast-paced, cosmopolitan environment requires a dynamic balance of novelty, tradition, and hard work.
It was with this vision in mind that the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, New York City's electrifying new conductor-less string ensemble, was formed in September 2009. The Orchestra, founded by the Carpenter siblings (violinists Sean and Lauren and violist David), is dedicated to advancing the works of both underappreciated and well-recognized chamber composers alike, and to performing a broad range from Baroque to contemporary repertoire. Salomé's intelligent, artistic and interdisciplinary approach to music-making produces refreshing and vibrant performances which attest to the wealth of talent that can be found in this great city and in our generation. To date, the Orchestra has performed at venues around Manhattan including Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, Barge Music, Christie's, MILK Studios, and the MET Museum; on NPR's Performance Today; and on national TV. Salomé has collaborated with leading soloists, including guitarist Sharon Isbin and violist David Aaron Carpenter, with 2012 performances slated with violinist Philippe Quint.
Salomé is based in Manhattan and consists of top-ranking graduates from The Curtis Institute of Music, The Julliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Princeton University, and Yale University.