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Chamber music festival to return to New Bern next week

September 3, 2014

Sun Journal, New Bern, N.C.



Sept. 03--The fall Carolina Chamber Music Festival in New Bern will celebrate colors.

It will feature three dynamic and nuanced concerts, exploring the varied palettes of musical color.

Events will be downtown Tuesday through Sept. 13.

Festival concerts are paired with interactive, entertaining events, including post-concert "Meet the Artists" receptions, pre-concert discussions and informal conversation with artists such as CCMF favorites pianist Melvin Chen, violist Amadi Azikiwe, Calyx Piano Trio and a CCMF newcomer -- acclaimed oboist Nancy Dimock of the Boston Lyric Opera.

Nuanced colors of piano, strings and oboe will share center stage in a musical tour from the Baroque era to modern America.

The week will feature Ravel's delightful Mother Goose Suite, alongside brilliant and reflective works by Telemann, Faure and Augusta Read Thomas.

It will include an original painting and pottery by popular North Carolina artists Ed Macomber and Carole McCracken.

A "Classical Lunch" is set for Tuesday at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St. Tickets are $15 for the noon event.

Sonorities of oboe, strings and piano are heard in works of Baroque composer Telemann, piano four hand compositions by Ravel and Mozart, jazz-influenced piano trios by American composer Augusta Read Thomas,

French impressionist Gabriel Faure's masterful Piano Quartet in G minor, and the N.C. premiere of Glisten -- written for the Calyx Trio -- by award-winning Composer in Residence Lansing McLoskey.

On Sept. 11, the program is "Mozart After Work," also at the Bank of the Arts. It is at 6 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Captivating colors meet classical form in an evening of dramatic and elegant chamber works by genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Music for string trio and piano four hands bookend Mozart's beloved Oboe Quartet in F Major, K 370.

The host is Finley Woolston of Public Radio East. Audiences are invited to a post-concert reception.

On Sept. 13, there will be a "Colorful Composers" program at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 239 Middle St. in New Bern.

It will include a 7 p.m. pre-concert discussion with McLoskey. Tickets are $25.

Visual and musical senses intersect in works inspired by color in unique ways. The program will include evocative gems by Charles Loeffler and Amy Beach, Faure's sonorous Piano Quartet in G minor, and the N.C. premiere of Lansing McLoskey's trio Glisten.

For tickets, contact the Craven Arts Council at 638-2577 or the festival at 626-5419.

On the web: carolinachambermusic.org.

Tickets are also available for purchase by cash, check or credit card in New Bern at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St. Tickets will also be available on the day of each event at the door.

The Carolina Chamber Music Festival Family Audiences Program offers free admission for children 18 and under and one accompanying adult for the Colorful Composers Concert. Look for coupons in the community or contact the Festival for tickets.

All programs and artists are subject to change. Media sponsorship provided by Public Radio East

This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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