Raphael Trio Classical Concert to Feature Piano Saved from the Holocaust
The world-renowned Raphael Trio will present a concert of classical music at Congregation Ner Shalom.
The Trio’s concert celebrates the donation of a Steinway baby grand piano to Ner Shalom by David Salm, brother of the Raphael Trio’s cellist, Susan Salm. The instrument belonged to their mother Erna, a concert pianist in Germany. When the Nazis came to power, Erna Salm shipped her pianos and her husband’s library to the Netherlands until their escape to the U.S. After the war, the Steinway arrived and Erna Salm her informative performances became an important element of Chicago’s musical life.
One of the Salm children, Susan, became a concert cellist, touring internationally with her mother, performing as a soloist and chamber musician. During her studies at the Juilliard School in NY she and her colleagues formed the Raphael Trio, which would establish itself as one of the foremost ensembles in the US and abroad.
The Raphael Trio comprises: Daniel Epstein, piano; Naoko Tanaka, violin; Susan Salm, cello.
The trio will play the BEETHOVEN Trio in Eb Major, Op. 70 #2 and the DVORAK Trio in F Minor, Op 65.
Benefit for Ner Shalom