This preview has been provided by Mallarmé Chamber Players.

he Mallarmé Chamber Players will present a concert on Thursday, October 9, at 7:30 pm at the Pinhook in downtown Durham. The concert, eHARMONIOUS, features the pairing of two unique chamber music ensembles: Mallarmé and Asheville based Pan Harmonia. Pan Harmonia’s artistic director and flutist Kate Steinbeck together with Mallarmé’s artistic director and violist Suzanne Rousso will be joined by cellist Nathan Leyland and guitarist Amy Brucksch.

The program is intended to be a combination of classical and light contemporary works; all accessible music designed to appeal to the chamber music novice and connoisseur alike. The music includes the Quartet for flute, viola, cello and guitar, a work originally written as a trio by Bohemian composer Wenzel Matiekga and later arranged by Franz Schubert to include a cello part. Other works that will be presented are the Beethoven Eyeglass Duo for viola and cello, French guitarist Jean Coquery’s Divertissement, American composer T.G. Febonio’s  Four Ballads and Breathing the Water by Dana Wilson. This piece was composed for Kate Steinbeck and Amy Brucksch and according to the composer “is intended to evoke the simplicity and sound world of much ‘mountain music,’ while also illuminating contrasting states of water: a mountain lake and river torrents.”

This program will take place at The Pinhook in downtown Durham, considered the premiere venue for live music, dance parties, basic chilling and collaborative/creative events. There is also a bar, so concert-goers will be able to enjoy a beverage while listening to artful chamber music performed in an informal setting.

Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm | eHARMONIOUS
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main Street, Durham
$20 in advance | $25 at the door | $5 students
Tickets available at the door and online | 919/560-2788

Franz Schubert
Quartet for flute, viola, cello and guitar, D. 96
Ludwig van Beethoven Eyeglass duo for viola and cello, Woo. 32
Jean Coquery Divertissement
T.G. Febonio Four Ballads
Dana Wilson Breathing the Water

Amy Brucksch guitar
Kate Steinbeck flute
Suzanne Rousso viola
Nate Leyland cello

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
$5 Students at the door with I.D.




Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck and based in Asheville, artist collective Pan Harmonia brings professional chamber music performances to audiences of all ages in diverse settings ranging from traditional concert halls to homeless shelters and prisons. Now in its 15th season, Pan Harmonia has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council for its artistic excellence. For more information on Pan Harmonia, please visit

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 annually presents a series of five concerts that features great, diverse, and multidisciplinary chamber music. Mallarmé performs everything from Bach with period instruments to brand new works. In this past year alone, Mallarmé has presented two world premières by composers Stephen Jaffe and Bo Newsome.  In 2010, Mallarmé released a CD on Albany/Videmus records of chamber music by African American composers, featuring jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, to great acclaim.

Mallarmé is in its 31st season and has been the recipient of grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, North Carolina Arts Council, Durham Arts Council, Target Foundation and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Mallarmé is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. The 2014-15 concert season is made possible in part by grants from the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the North Carolina Arts Council.