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MALLARMÉ CHAMBER PLAYERS 2011-12 SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES

“LISTEN LOCAL”: MALLARMÉ CHAMBER PLAYERS 2011-12 SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES SUBSCRIPTION AND SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Mallarmé Chamber Players celebrates its 28th season of performances with an impressive offering of classic and contemporary repertoire, carefully selected to represent the multi-faceted landscape of chamber music for their Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. Works by Hungarian composers, an authentically Baroque performance of the music of J.S. Bach, cutting-edge original compositions by Duke University composers, a concert exclusively focused on the viola, and the world premiere of a new work by Gwyneth Walker are all masterfully presented by this flexible ensemble of some of the finest musicians the state of North Carolina has to offer.

Mallarmé will also present two off-series concerts: An encore of the horror classic, Nosferatu, a screening of the original vampire silent film accompanied by live music performed by Mallarmé in Raleigh as part of Burning Coal Theatre’s MusiCoal series, and a special gala soirée house concert, Celebrating T.J. Anderson: The Man and The Music, in homage to the Chapel Hill-based composer and his vast musical legacy.

Individual and Season Subscription Flex Packages are on sale now. Flex packages will be made available until Sunday, September 25; individual tickets for all 2011-12 Sunday concerts are available throughout the season by either calling Mallarmé offices at (919) 560-2788, or ordering online at www.mallarmemusic.org. New this season are area retail outlets for cash or check ticket purchase: Morgan Imports (Durham); FRANK Art Gallery (Chapel Hill); and Quail Ridge Books & Music (Raleigh). Full details for ordering tickets can be found on Mallarmé Chamber Players’ website: www.mallarmemusic.org.

Sunday, Sept 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM | MUSICAL MAGYARS

Kirby Horton Hall, Sarah P. Duke Gardens – 420 Anderson Street, Durham
$18 adv, $20 door | $15 K-12 Educators | $5 Students

A virtual “goulash” of traditional to contemporary Hungarian music featuring the virtuosi cimbalom player, Petra Berényi.Franz Liszt – Hungarian Dance No. 6

  • Leó Weiner – Three Hungarian Rural Dances
  • Béla Bartók – Contrasts
  • György Kurtág – 8 Duos, Op. 4 for violin and cimbalom
  • György Kurtág – Tre pezzi and Tre altre pezzi for clarinet and cimbalom
  • Ernst von Dohnányi – Sextet in C Major, Op. 37

ARTISTS: Petra Berényi, cimbalom; Jeremy Preston, violin; Suzanne Rousso, viola;
Nathan Leyland, cello; Jeremy Thompson, piano; Andrew Lowy, clarinet; Chris Caudill, horn.

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189237 or (919) 560-2788

Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM | WONDER WOMEN

The Nasher Museum of Art – 2001 Campus Avenue, Durham
$18 adv, $20 door | $15 K-12 Educators | $5 Students

Music by the powerhouses of women composers, writing music in a new voice including the world premiere of Language of the Soul by Gwyneth Walker.

In collaboration with the Nasher Museum’s exhibition:
The Deconstructive Impulse; Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991Libby Larsen – Fanfare for Women & Up Where the Air Gets Thin

  • Joan Tower – Island Prelude & Platinum Spirals
  • Thea Musgrave – Niobe
  • Sofia Gubaidulina – String Quartet No. 2
  • Gwyneth Walker – Language of the Soul  ** WORLD PREMIERE **

ARTISTS: Jacqueline Wolborsky and Carol Chung, violin; Suzanne Rousso, viola;
Bonnie Thron, cello; John Brown, bass; Bo Newsome, oboe; Tim Hudson, trumpet;
Gwyneth Walker, composer

Performance sponsored by Mark & Cindy Kuhn. Gwyneth Walker’s appearance is funded by a Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program grant.

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189868 or (919) 560-2788

Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 3:00 PM | HISTORICAL BACH REDUX

Hayti Heritage Center – 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham
$18 adv, $20 door | $15 K-12 Educators | $5 Students

In partnership with the Choral Society of Durham, an authentically Baroque afternoon celebrating the music of J.S. Bach performed with historically informed practices and instruments.J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046

  • Cantata No. 79 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild,
  • Cantata No. 131 Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

Rodney Wynkoop conducts the Choral Society of Durham’s Chamber Choir with
Mallarmé Chamber Players’ HIP (historically informed performance) ensemble.

Performance sponsored by George Chandler

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189870 or (919) 560-2788

Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM | THE VIOLA (is NOT a) JOKE!

University United Methodist Church – 150 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
$18 adv, $20 door | $15 K-12 Educators | $5 Students

Introducing the hidden gem of the orchestra – the viola – on the biggest practical joke day of the year, April Fool’s! Music for solo and multiple violas will answer the question, “how many violists DOES it really take to play a concert?”

An all-alto clef ensemble, violists including Scott Rawls, Jonathan Bagg, Anton Jivaev,
Sheila Browne, Suzanne Rousso and invited guests.

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189873 or (919) 560-2788

Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM | EDGING THE CUT

Motorco Music Hall – 723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham
$18 adv, $20 door | $15 K-12 Educators | $5 Students

Cutting-edge “Contemporary Classical” music, performed in one of the hottest non-traditional spaces in downtown Durham: Motorco Music Hall. Program will feature a brand-new work by the winner of the Edging the Cut student composer contest.Scott Lindroth – Bell Plates

  • John Supko – Into the Night
  • Nathan Davis – Like Sweet Bells Jangled

In collaboration with New Music Raleigh, featuring Karen Strittmatter Galvin, violin; Shawn Galvin, percussion

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189877 or (919) 560-2788

SPECIAL OFF-SERIES CONCERTS

BURNING COAL THEATRE’S MUSICOAL SERIES
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM | NOSFERATU
Murphey Theater – 224 Polk Street, Raleigh
$10 at the door
See the original version of the classic vampire silent film, Nosferatu, accompanied by original music by composer by Eric Schwartz (Forecast Music.) Mallarmé musicians Carla Burns, flute; Michael Burns, bassoon; James Douglass, keyboard; John Beck, percussion and Suzanne Rousso, viola will perform. Part of Burning Coal Theatre’s MusiCoal series.

GALA SOIRÉE
Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM | CELEBRATING T. J. ANDERSON: THE MAN AND THE MUSIC
The home of Dr. Louise Toppin in Durham
$50 includes reception
Songs for piano and voice by composer T.J. Anderson, performed by Louise Toppin, soprano and other works TBA.

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