violinists of Black Marble are the co-directors of the internationally
acclaimed baroque ensemble, REBEL, with whom they record and concertize
extensively in the U.S. and abroad. The name ‘Black Marble’ derives from the
English translation of their last names: Schwarz (German, for black) and Marmer
(Dutch, for marble). The duo has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Kendal-on-Hudson Concert Series, and Midtown Concerts in New York City; in
September 2010 Black Marble was featured on WQXR-FM’s ‘violin month’, in an
interview and video performance hosted by Jeff Spurgeon.
ensemble aims to explore the rich, virtuosic and rarely performed repertoire
written for two violins by Leclair, Telemann, Reger, Spohr and Bartok, amongst
others, on instruments and bows appropriate to their respective periods. The
husband and wife team perform on equally well-matched Stainer violins dated
1660 and 1668, respectively.
Doors open at 7:00 PM. A $10 donation is requested at the door in support of The Friends of the Nyack Library who make this series possible.