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This preview was provided by the Ciompi Quartet.
Canadian-born cellist Caroline Stinson, the new cellist in the Ciompi Quartet, will present her first concert as member of the Quartet on a program of works that celebrate and highlight the beauty of her sonorous string instrument through music based on folk songs and the art of variation. Stinson has been a member of the Lark Quartet since 2008 and previously a member of the Cassatt Quartet, she taught cello and chamber music at Syracuse University from 2004-2013 and in the Juilliard Pre-College and Music Advancement Programs in New York from 2012-2018. Guest artists Nurit Pacht (violin) and Kathryn Lockwood (viola) will join her on this program.
Witold Lutoslawski: Bukoliki (Bucolics), for viola and cello
Andrew Waggoner: …il ne rest que vous…(there is no one left but you), for violin and cello
Erwin Schulhof: Duo for violin and cello
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988, for String Trio
About Ciompi Quartet Summer Chamber Music Series
The Duke University Department of Music and the Ciompi Quartet are pleased to announce the Ciompi Quartet Presents 2018 Summer Chamber Music Series, marking its seventh season at Duke Gardens. Ciompi Quartet Presents is a musical series featuring performances by Ciompi musicians and guest artists known for excellence in artistry and musicality.
Each summer the series delights the audience with an excitement that is as at home in the intimate setting offered by Kirby Horton Hall as the landscape is in the Gardens itself. This summer the series opens with a presentation by Canadian-born cellist Caroline Stinson, who has been appointed the new cellist in the Ciompi Quartet; Fred Raimi retired from the group at the end of this past season. Jonathan Bagg will perform a trio of modern works that feature the lyrical qualities of the viola, flute and harp. Eric Pritchard and Fred Raimi will come together to present two powerfully emotional works by master composers that will close out the summer series and set the stage for the season to come.
Subscriptions are $60. Purchase subscription tickets online at https:https://tickets.duke.edu/Online/bundleSelect.asp beginning May 22.
Single tickets are $25 General Public; $20 Non-Duke Students/Duke Employees; $10 Youth/Duke students. Purchase single tickets online https://tickets.duke.edu/Online/default.asp beginning June 5.
You may purchase tickets at the Duke University Box Office, Bryan Center, Upper Level. The box office is open weekdays 11am-6pm, or you may call 919-684-4444. The box office accepts cash, check, credit cards and Duke Card FLEX payments.
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm and will take place in Kirby Horton Hall in the Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708. Call 919-684-3698 for directions.
Ciompi Quartet Presents is sponsored by the Department of Music, Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Ciompi Quartet Fund.
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