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The Mallarmé Chamber Players will continue their exploration of National Delights with a presentation of music by 20th century American composers. The concert, Hotdogs & Apple Pie, will feature American brass “comfort food,” or bright and harmonious works for brass, piano and organ on Tuesday, March 7th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Durham.

The performers, emerging professional artists, include members of Raleigh’s Boylan Brass quintet, the North Carolina Symphony and Jacqueline Nappi, the minister of music for St. Paul’s. The program will open with the Engelberg Trio, a melodious chorale by composer Libby Larsen. Works for solo trumpet, French horn and trombone with keyboard accompaniment showcase the beautiful, progressive harmonies of American 20th century composers such as James Stephenson, Joseph Turrin and David Sampson.

The program also features music of Edith Borroff, a composer currently living in Durham, NC, who’s Sonata for horn and piano has secured a spot in the solo horn repertoire. Borroff led a prolific career as a composer, writer and music critic and took special interests in 17th century French chamber music, American and contemporary music, all of which are evident in her lush, adventurous and triumphant horn sonata.

Series Concert 5:
Hotdogs & Apple Pie (Emerging Artists, National Delights)

American Music for Brass and Keyboard

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – 1200 W Cornwallis Dr, Durham


Libby Larsen – Engelberg: Trio for brass and organ

James Stephenson – Glimmer of Hope

James Stephenson – Sonata for trombone and piano

Edith Borroff – Sonata for horn

Joseph Turrin – Four Miniatures

David Sampson – Duncan Trio for trumpet, horn and trombone


Alex Fioto – trumpet and flugelhorn
Christopher Caudill and Rachel Niketopoulos – French horn
Jaqueline Nappi – organ and piano
Jonathan Randazzo – trombone

TICKETS $20 in advance / $22 at the door / $5 Student with ID at the door, plus tax and service fee.

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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 concerts that features great, diverse, and multidisciplinary chamber music. Mallarmé performs everything from Bach with period instruments to commission and performing brand new works. In 2010, Mallarmé released, to great acclaim, a cd on Albany/Videmus records of chamber music by African American composers.

Mallarmé is unique in that they do not work with a core of musicians, but instead use the musical talent North Carolina has to offer to perform with the ensemble depending on the needs of the repertoire. Most of Mallarmé’s musicians are members of professional organizations like the NC Symphony or are faculty members of the numerous institutions of higher learning.

Mallarmé is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c) 3 organization. The 2016-17 concert season is made possible in part by grants from the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the North Carolina Arts Council.