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Mallarmé Chamber Players’ 2009-10 Concert Season

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Mallarmé 2009-10 concert series is designed to appeal to lovers of all kinds of music and styles; from Baroque to Jazz, there is something for everyone!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SERIES

Mallarmé will present four Sunday afternoon series subscription concerts in various spaces throughout Durham and Chapel Hill. The first concert of the season, Never Too Tango, features sensuous Tango music performed by saxophones, piano, double bass and soprano. In November, Mallarmé will celebrate Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday with a concert of his youthful chamber music compositions. Advanced musicians from the Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra will play side-by-side with the pros in a movement of the beloved Octet. A February concert of Bach Cantatas, in partnership with the Chamber Choir from the Choral Society of Durham, will be performed on historical instruments. The Season will culminate in May with a concert celebrating the release of Mallarmé’s newest CD of music by African-American Composers, Songs for the Soul, with guest vocalist, Nnenna Freelon

MALLARMÉ GALA HOUSE CONCERT

Our exclusive gala will feature music by North Carolina composers, several of whom will be in attendance to introduce their works. The concert includes a premiere of a Mallarmé commission by Durham composer, Bo Newsome. The commission is the first under the auspices of the newly created Anna Wilson New Music Fund, honoring Mallarmé’s founder, Anna Ludwig Wilson. The concert and reception will take place at the loft home of architect Scott Harmon in downtown Durham.

NEW! FAMILY CONCERT

Come to a concert just for families with children called Timeless Tales and Music held at the Museum at Life and Science in Durham

CONCERT LISTING AND TICKET INFORMATION

Sunday Afternoon Series 2009-2010:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Never Too Tango (single tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door)
3:00 pm, Nelson Music Room, Duke University
Argentinian Dance music like you’ve never heard it before
Music of Paquito D’Rivera; Astor Piazzolla; Thierry Escaich and Alejandro Rutty
Guest dancers from Tango North Carolina

MUSICIANS:
Red Clay Saxophone Quartet: Susan Fancher, soprano sax; Robert Faub, alto sax;
Steven Stusek, tenor sax; Mark Engebretson , baritone sax; Lorena Guillén, soprano
Jane Hawkins, piano; John V. Brown, double bass

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Young Felix  (single tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door)
3:00 pm, University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill

Celebrating Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday with chamber works written in his youth

PROGRAM:
Piano Quartet, Op. 1, No. 1; String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13; Sextet for piano and strings, Op. 110; Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20

MUSICIANS:
Jacqueline Wolborsky and Dovid Friedlander, violin; Anton Jivaev and Suzanne Rousso, viola; Lisa Shaughnessy, cello; Craig Brown, bass; Jeremy Thompson, piano
Members of the Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Historical Bach   (single tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door)
3:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Durham
Music of J. S. Bach performed on baroque instruments
With the Chamber Choir of the Choral Society of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor

PROGRAM:
Cantata No. 137 – Lobe den Herren; Cantata No. 196 – Der Herr denket an uns
Orchestral Suite No. 2; Cantata No. 190 – Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Songs for the Soul    (single tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door)
3:00 pm, Carolina Theatre, Durham
Celebrating the release of Mallarmé’s newest CD on the Videmus Label
Nnenna Freelon, guest vocalist

PROGRAM:
William Banfield, Soul Gone Home; Undine Smith Moore, Afro American Suite
Spirituals arranged by Brandon McCune for Nnenna Freelon and Mallarmé

MUSICIANS:
Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute; Bonnie Thron, cello; Ira Wiggins, saxophone; Jonathan Wacker, percussion; Thomas Warburton, piano; William Banfield, conductor

FUNDRAISING GALA

Saturday, March 20, 2010 – Down Home NC (tickets $100, in advance)
8:00 pm, Downtown Loft home of Scott Harmon
Music of North Carolina Composers including a world premiere-Mallarmé commission by
Bo Newsome; music of J. Mark Scearce and Bill Robinson
Reception will feature locally grown and prepared North Carolina cuisine

MUSICIANS:
Eric Pritchard, violin; Suzanne Rousso, viola; Fred Raimi, cello; Christopher Grymes, clarinet

FAMILY CONCERT

Saturday, January 30, 2010 – Timeless Tales and Music (FREE with museum admission)
1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Museum of Life and Science
Two narrated musical fairly tales Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Bruce Adolphe and   The Emperor’s New Clothes by Peter Schickele (aka PDQ Bach) are humorous and jazzy versions of the beloved fairy tales, and feature the oboe, string trio and piano. Designed to appeal to children of all ages.

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
Season subscription includes the four Sunday Afternoon Series of concerts for $60.
NEW, FLEX TICKETS! Flexible ticketing means that if you buy a season subscription you can use all four tickets as you please – all at one concert or divided among the concerts in any combination. Buying a subscription saves you 20% – 40% over the single ticket price.  Subscription ticket sales end September 21, 2009.

For more information about Mallarmé’s programs, visit their website at www.mallarmemusic.org or call the office at (919) 560-2788.

The Mallarmé Chamber Players is a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, North Carolina, whose mission is to enrich the lives of the community through outstanding chamber music performance. The ensemble distinguishes itself in the community by its innovative educational programs, its commitment to creative collaboration with other organizations, its creation of significant new work and its dedication to serve a diverse population.

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