The Stradivari Society Launches Concert Series
Public concert series to be held at Chicago’s Ballroom at Symphony Center?
The Stradivari Society, which matches fine stringed instruments with wealthy patrons and deserving artists, has launched a public concert series at Chicago’s Ballroom at Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The society, associated with violin dealership Bein and Fushi, has long required recipients to perform for their patrons, marketing this perk as “a wonderful way to entertain your friends, family, and business associates.”
Now the public can take part in the fun. On December 14, violinist Caroline Goulding, a former Stradivari Society recipient, and cellist Wendy Warner, the new recipient of a Tourte cello bow, kicked off what will be a four-concert annual series with standing-ovation performances of Franck, Handel, Brahms, and Ravel.
Other new Stradivari recipients include violinists Sandy Cameron, Ilya Kaler, Yossif Ivanov, Kyoko Takezawa, and Elena Urioste.