On Saturday Roberta was reading the paper and saw an article that Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg was going to be playing at the Sunset Center just over the hill in Carmel the very next day, Sunday afternoon. Now, I know most of my friends and family are probably saying “who?”.
Nadja is a graduate of the Julliard School of Music, winner of X, Y, Z, head soloist at this symphony and that concert hall, etc. Here’s the link to her BIO. Just take my word for it, when it comes to violin playing, she’s one of the top classical violinists out there. She’s also been featured in a documentary call Speaking in Strings that discusses her troubled life, attempted suicide, and nearly career ending accident where she chopped off the tip of her little finger.
Anyhow. She’s always been on my list of “I really want to see some day” along with Itzhak Perlman, Eileen Ivers, Hilary Hahn, and the already seen Yoyo Ma ,whom Sis and I saw at the Benaroyal Hall in Seattle during his Silk Road tour and where we actually sat on the stage with the musicians.
Anyhow. Needless to say I really wanted to go see her play. Well, Roberta made some calls and we got 3 tickets. Molly, Nora, and I went and had a lot of fun. We sat 5 rows from the stage. The Sunset Center is a small venue and allowed us to be right up close. She is definitely worth going and seeing if you ever get the chance.
So, how do you like that dicotomy? One day we’re taking the girls out to shoot things and the next we’re taking them to outstanding classical music. (-: