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SHAR's 50th Anniversary Recital: A Video Diary


SHAR 50th Anniversary
To celebrate SHAR's 50th Anniversary, we held a recital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Employees and friends of SHAR came out to watch their coworkers and community memebers perform their favorite pieces. The applause was hearty, the music was excellent, and everyone was in fine spirits. So that we can relive the night (and share it with you!), we edited videos of the performances and put them up on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

One sad note: There was a performance of Johannes Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 2 in A-Major but the videographer – me! – got so wrapped up in the music he didn't notice the tape was running out. Apologies to the Brahms fans out there and the performers of that piece... 


Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major K. 423, Rondo
W. A. Mozart

Three Latin American Miniatures, III
Vinicio Meza

Miniatures for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano
VI. Nocturne, VII. Allegro vivace ma non troppo
Max Bruch

Octet in E-flat Major
Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
Felix Mendelssohn

Blues Etude 
Jeremy Cohen

Paul Pierné

Nocturne No. 20
Frederic Chopin

Valse-Scherzo in C Major Op. 34



Are the string players all playing on Shar instruments, if so which ones??
Posted @ Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:57 AM by Tracy Lucky
Hi Tracy! I'll check with the players. I'm betting it's pretty high percentage...
Posted @ Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:09 AM by Joseph Chapman
Val Jaskiewicz is playing a John Cheng Guarneri violin made by SHAR. You can check it out here:
Posted @ Thursday, June 07, 2012 2:58 PM by Joseph Chapman
Nice performance of Sarasate's Zapateado, not Tchaikovsky's Valse Scherzo.
Posted @ Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:41 AM by Hernan Herrera
Happy 50th anniversary
Posted @ Wednesday, August 01, 2012 8:59 AM by Marjorie
What is the monetaray value of the viola played by Hilary Lewis. PLease include brand and name it has a better and a much warmer lower string resonance than the one in the violin viola duet used by Danny DeRose
Posted @ Wednesday, August 01, 2012 9:14 AM by Marjorie
Hi Marjorie, that instrument is brand new to me! I was in dire need of an instrument upgrade for a long time. It's from a chicago-based maker named Jan Marc (who normally builds cellos) and he built it in 2007. It's value was listed (new) somewhere around $7,500 and I was so please with the sound on this instrument under $10,000. Hopefully it will continue to play-in some more and keep getting better with age.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 01, 2012 12:48 PM by Hilary Lewis
What an absolutely lovely idea. Thank you for sharing. The performances were wonderful! 
A very happy 50th Anniversary to you all ~
Posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:25 AM by Amy Piersma
A wonderful offering. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enjoy so many delightful pieces.  
Posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:19 AM by Rubens Medina
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