Italian Modern

Tuesday, July 23 at 1:30PM, Sunset Center Foyer

Carla Moore, violin; Theresa Salomon, violin; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord; Daniel Swenberg, lute

This program is a celebration of the originality and inventiveness in Italian art, then and now. The early 17th century was a time of musical experimentation and stylistic change. The early composers pushed the boundaries for instrumental music, writing passionate and virtuosic works that forged new territory for the violin. Music by Castello, Sciarrino, Fontana, Marini, and Leonarda.








Romanesca No. 23, opus 3 | BIAGIO MARINI



Sonata No. 12, opus 16 | ISABELLA LEONARDA

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Jul 23 2024


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm


  • Daniel Swenberg
    Daniel Swenberg

    Daniel plays a wide variety of lutes and guitars: baroque, renaissance, classical/romantic – small, medium, and large. Chief among these is the theorbo – the long lute that you are either wondering about or overhearing your neighbor discuss. While based in New York, Daniel schleps instruments throughout North America and Europe to play with a wide range of ensembles: ARTEK, REBEL, The Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction, Ensemble Viscera, New York City Opera, Opera Atelier/Tafelmusik, The New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Catacoustic Ensemble, the Four Nations Ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, Handel & Hayden, The Green Mountain Project, Tenet, Skid Rococo, the Newberry Consort, with soprano Nell Snaidas, Lizzy & the Theorboys, Music of the Baroque, the Aspen Music festival opera, Staatstheatre Stuttgart, the Orchestra of St Lukes, and more. He has accompanied Renee Fleming and Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall. He is on faculty at Juilliard’s Historical Performance program. Daniel received awards from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (2000) for a study of 18th century chamber music for the lute, and a Fulbright Scholarship (1997) to study in Bremen, Germany at the Hochschule für Künste (studying with Stephen Stubbs and Andrew Lawrence King). He studied previously with Pat O’Brien at Mannes College of Music, receiving a Masters degree in Historical Performance (Lute). Prior to this life’s incarnation as a Lutenist, he studied classical guitar at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and musicology at Washington University (St. Louis). His programing integrates and emphasizes music with the history, sciences, economics, politics, and broader culture of its time.

  • Theresa Salomon
    Theresa Salomon

    Violinist Theresa Salomon has had her interpretations praised by The New York Times as “sizzling,” The Washington Post as “virtuosic,”and The Frankfurter Allgemeine as “on the highest level.” She has performed with many of the finest early music ensembles and orchestras, as well as numerous festivals in North America. She has appeared with Ensemble Repast, Four Nations, Artek, Rebel, Trinity Wall Street, American Classical Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Clarion, National Cathedral, Carmel Bach Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, among others.

    Studying violin in The Netherlands in the early nineteen nineties, at the time a hot bed of early music and historic performance practice, Theresa was swayed by the earthy sound of gut strings. During and after studies in her native Germany, The Netherlands, and Austria, she traveled extensively and performed concerts in Norway, Brazil, Japan, Togo, Malawi, and South Africa. She is also an enthusiast of contemporary music and has premiered numerous works, including a violin concerto on live radio with the Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava. She has performed at the Gulbenkian Festival in Lisbon, the Prague Spring Festival, and the Ostrava Days for New Music in the Czech Republic.

    Theresa has recorded music from Rosenmueller to Xenakis, as well as sound tracks to movies. Theresa is a member of the Orchestra of St Luke’s, curates and programs for the chamber music series Friends of Mozart, and lives is New York City.

  • Dongsok Shin
    Dongsok Shin

    Dongsok Shin was born in Boston and studied modern piano with his mother, Chonghyo Shin, and with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music. He converted exclusively to early keyboard instruments in the early 1980’s. He received international recognition as music director of baroque opera productions with the Mannes Camerata and has been a member of the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble REBEL since 1997.

    He has appeared with early music groups all over the United States, including the Carmel Bach Festival, American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Early Music New York, and Pro Music Rara; has toured throughout the Americas and Europe; and has been heard on numerous radio broadcasts. He has accompanied Renée Fleming, Rufus Müller, Rachel Brown, Jed Wentz, Marion Verbruggen, and Barthold Kuijken in recital. In addition to his performing career, he is a recording engineer, producer, and editor of early music recordings for many labels, as well as a producer of music videos.

    He is a curator of the antique keyboard instruments at the Flint Collection in Delaware, a tuner of early keyboards at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, and the early keyboard technician for the Metropolitan Opera. Videos produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Dongsok demonstrating early fortepianos, including the earliest known Bartolomeo Cristofori piano from 1720, have garnered over 400,000 views.

  • Carla Moore
    Carla Moore

    Known for her strong leadership and compelling musicality, Carla Moore performs regularly as concertmaster and soloist with Portland Baroque Orchestra. She is a long-time member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and co-founder and director of Archetti Baroque Strings. Carla has an extensive discography of orchestral and chamber music, including videos on YouTube with Voices of Music viewed by millions world-wide. She has performed at international festivals in Utrecht, Bruges and London as well as the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals. Carla delights in teaching her Baroque violin students at UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has led masterclasses at Northwestern University, University of Puget Sound, University of Utah and Utah State University and taught at the Amherst Early Music Festival. When not teaching or performing, Carla is an avid hiker and enjoys immersing herself in the mountains of California and the deserts of Utah.


Sunset Center Foyer
Sunset Center Foyer
San Carlos St between 8th and 10th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

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