Violinist Sarah Saviet to Present Special Farewell Concert at Mishkan Torah on August 26

Violin virtuoso Sarah Saviet will return to Mishkan Torah to perform a special, one time only concert on Sunday, August 26, at 2 p.m. at the Synagogue.

Mishkan Torah Synagogue is excited to announce that violin virtuoso Sarah Saviet will return to Mishkan Torah to perform a special, one time only concert on Sunday, August 26, at 2 p.m. at the Synagogue. Sarah has agreed to perform her farewell concert in the United States before she heads to Berlin, Germany, where she will begin studying for a Masters Degree at the University of the Arts. Sarah has recently been awarded both Fulbright and DAAD grants to study in Germany. Sensational Sarah will transform Mishkah Torah into Carnegie Hall by performing an electrifying program of violin favorites. The gala event will conclude with light refreshments, and will feature a surprise or two.

The concert will mark Sarah’s first performance at Mishkan Torah since her spectacular appearance before a sold-out house at the Young Performers Series Concert on March 13, 2011, where she received a series of standing ovations. Prior thereto, she had performed at the Synagogue on a number of occasions.

Sarah has just completed Performance Diploma studies at Indiana University where she studied with Jorja Fleezanis, performed regularly with the New Music Ensemble and taught in the string academy. She recently won the Indiana University Concerto Competition, where she performed Alban Berg’s challenging and technically demanding Violin Concerto with the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra. This past March she performed in Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls as part of a collaboration with composer Kaija Saariaho and cellist Annsi Kartunnen led by the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshops. She has given concerts in Switzerland with the new music group Eighth Blackbird, and chamber music collaborations with Alex Kerr, Eric Kim, and Jorja Fleezanis. She also served for the past two years as first violinist for a student/faculty quartet founded by Atar Arad, former violist of the Cleveland Quartet.

A National Merit Scholar in high school, Sarah was one of only 24 entering freshmen to be named a Wells Scholar upon entering Indiana University in 2007. Prior to going to Indiana, Sarah studied music at Peabody Preparatory, where she won the full concerto competition. She has been a prize winner in other musical competitions as well, including the MTNA National String Competition, ASTA String Competition, Friday Morning Music Club Competition, and the Washington Performing Arts Society’s Feder Competition. Besides at Mishkan Torah, Sarah has soloed frequently in the metropolitan area, including performances with the Peabody Sinfonietta and the Landon Symphonette. Sarah has performed in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall as a winner of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition, and at no less a venue than New York’s celebrated Carnegie Hall as a member of the New York String Orchestra under the baton of Jamie Laredo. At Peabody Preparatory, Sarah served as the concertmaster of the Sinfonietta as well as playing with the Conservatory’s Symphony Orchestra. She has attended many summer festivals including the Sarasota Music Festival, ENCORE School for Strings, and the Orford Arts Center. Sarah plays a violin which has been loaned to her by the Washington Performing Arts Society. Sarah is the daughter of Mishkan Torah members Elizabeth Ahmann and Richard Saviet.

This spectacular event marking Sarah’s triumphant return to and the chance to say farewell to her and wish her the best before she commences her European studies is not to be missed! Tickets for the gala event are only $15  if ordered before August 22, 2012. Tickets may be purchased afterwards or at the door for $18 in the unlikely event the concert does not sell out beforehand.

Tickets may be ordered directly from the an online reservation form that can be found on the synagogue website Mishkan Torah Synagogue is located at 10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.

This concert is a wonderful way to end your summer, enjoy great music, and say hail and farewell to a marvelous Mishkan Torah artist, who will have a spectacular international performing career. Hope to see you there!

For additional information, contact Jeffrey Rosen at boysies.rosen@verizon.net or 240-393-2601.

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Jeffrey Rosen July 22, 2012 at 03:16 PM
You won't want to miss this one! Sara is a treasure! Come for a special end of the summer musical treat from a local talent who will make it big!


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