Clockwise: Jonathan Bagg (viola)
Caroline Stinson (cello)
Laura Gilbert (flute)
Gabriela Diaz (violin)
This preview has been provided by the Duke Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.
The Duke Department of Music, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and Sarah P. Duke Gardens are pleased to announce 2016 Ciompi Quartet Presents, a summer chamber music series at Duke Gardens. The 2016 Ciompi Quartet Presents summer chamber music series celebrates its fifth season in the beautiful Duke Gardens Kirby Horton Hall. These concerts consistently sell-out and the audience continues to delight in the intimate and relaxed setting that has come to define this summer series. The opportunity to hear the Quartet members share their individual curatorial insights and programming inspirations, adds a joyful excitement to each concert evening. This summer the series begins with a program presented by Jonathan Bagg that builds on his study of light and shadow where he compares composers, styles and virtuosity. Eric Pritchard will again delve into the works of Bach, this time questioning the original intention for these works. Fred Raimi will end the series, this time adding voice and violin to his memorable piano and cello duo repertoire. We invite you to join us for the 2016 Ciompi Quartet Presents, which remains one of the must-see chamber music events of the summer. Concerts are on June 14, July 21, and August 18.
Subscriptions are $60 and are on sale through June 14.
Single tickets are $25 General Public; $20 Non-Duke Students/Duke Employees; $10 Youth/Duke students. Single tickets on sale NOW!
Purchase tickets online at tickets.duke.edu, in person at the Duke University Box Office, Bryan Center, weekdays 11am-6pm, or by calling 919-684-4444.
All concerts begin at 7:30pm and will take place in Kirby Horton Hall in the Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708. Phone: 919-684-3698 for directions.
Tuesday, June 14, 7:30pm
Light and Shadow II
Jonathan Bagg ushers in summer with a program for flute and strings that spans a century of music and four countries, including a new piece by Durham's own David Garner. Bagg (viola) is joined by Laura Gilbert (flute), Gabriela Diaz (violin), and Caroline Stinson (cello).
Erno von Dohnanyi: Serenade Op. 10 for string trio
Paul Ben Haim: Serenade for flute and strings
Nicholas Maw: Flute Quartet
More info at tickets.duke.edu.
Artists and program subject to change. No ticket refunds. Parking is free after 5pm in Duke Gardens Parking lots. Note: Second violin Hsiao-mei Ku will be in China during summer with the Duke Engage program.
The series is presented by the Duke Department of Music, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
ABOUT THE CIOMPI QUARTET: The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in the cultural life of the university and community, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances.
In a career that includes many hundreds of concerts and spans five continents, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, and for a warm, unified sound that is enhanced by each player's strong individual voice. With a maturity and insight born of wide experience, the Ciompi Quartet projects the heart and soul of the music with a repertoire that ranges from well-known masterpieces to works by today's most communicative composers.
For more information on the Ciompi Quartet: ciompi.org