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Mallarmé Chamber Players Present "British Baroque-ish"

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Stephanie Vial, cello
Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord
Suzanne Rousso, viola

Event  Information

Hillsborough -- ( Thu., May. 30, 2019 )

Mallarme Chamber Players: British Baroque-ish
Performed by Mallarmé Chamber Players
$25 - $5 -- St. Matthew's Episcopal Church , 919.560.2788 , http://www.mallarmemusic.org -- 7:30 PM

May 30, 2019 - Durham, NC:

This preview has been provided by Mallarmé Chamber Players.

Durham-based Mallarmé Chamber Players conclude their 2018/19 Concert Series with a live performance on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm. The program "British Baroque-ish" will be presented at St Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough. This is the company's first time performing at this beautiful historic church, the perfect venue for this program of early music from Great Britain.

Some of Mallarmé's favorite period-instrument players – Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; Suzanne Rousso, viola; Stephanie Vial, cello; and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord – will perform works from the baroque to early classical eras, including Purcell's Sonata No. 3, Sonata IV from Six solos by Caporale (performed on a five-string cello!), Lidl's Divertimento No. 2 and No. 7, Duetto No. 11 from the Second Pembroke Collection by Abel, and Flackton's Sonata No. 4 from 3 Sonatas for Viola and Cello. Both Hans Lidl and Carl Friedrich Abel were born in Germany, but spent much of their later years in London; Andrea Caporale, who was born in Italy, emigrated to England to work with Handel. All three wrote virtuosic music for the cello and viola da gamba.

According to Mallarmé Artistic Director, Suzanne Rousso,"One of of the cornerstones of Mallarmé Chamber Players' mission is to highlight the depth and breadth of North Carolina's musicians. We don't work with a fixed roster of musicians, but instead draw from the state's wonderful musical resources according to the needs of each program. Most of Mallarmé's musicians are members of professional organizations like the NC Symphony, freelance players, or faculty members from regional universities and colleges. In this final concert of the season, we are pleased to join in a new collaboration with Asheville Baroque Concerts, with whom we will repeat this program on Sunday June 2 in Asheville, NC. It's such a delight to find and connect with musicians who share our passion for early chamber music." More information on this concert is available at https://panharmonia.org/asheville-baroque-concerts/.

This program is presented with Asheville Baroque Concerts.


Individual tickets to the British Baroque-ish performance are $25. Tickets for children and students with valid student ID are $5. All concerts are general admission seating. Tickets can be purchased on the web at www.mallarmemusic.org, by phone at 919.560.2788, or at the door 30 minutes in advance of the concert.


Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm

St Matthew's Episcopal Church
210 St Mary's Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Sonata No. 3 in D minor from Sonata's of III Parts, 1683 – Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)

Sonata IV in C major from Six solos for two violoncellos – Andrea Caporale (1700-1746)

Divertimento No. 2 in G major – Andreas Lidl (c.1740-c.1789)

Duetto No. 11 in G major from the Second Pembroke Collection – Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)

Sonata No. 4 in C major from 3 Sonatas for Viola and Cello, Op. 2 – William Flackton (1709-1798)

Divertimento No. 7 in G major – Andreas Lidl


The Mallarmé Chamber Players are a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, North Carolina, whose mission is to enrich the lives of their community through outstanding chamber music. The ensemble distinguishes itself 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.

Mallarmé's annual concert series features a broad spectrum of diverse and multidisciplinary chamber music, ranging from Bach performed on period instruments to newly commissioned works. Its 2010 release of a CD of chamber music by African-American composers (Albany/Videmus) was was widely acclaimed.

Mallarmé is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c) 3 organization. The 2018/19 concert season is made possible in part by grants from the Durham Arts Council's Annual Arts Fund and the North Carolina Arts Council.