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|Beethoven and Shostakovich Headline Free Manning Chamber Music Series Concert, March 21|
|Posted: March 09, 2011|
The Manning Chamber Music Series returns with a pair of masterworks by Beethoven and Shostakovich. The free concert takes place at Kenan Auditorium at Raleigh’s Peace College, Monday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
North Carolina Symphony musicians Dovid Friedlander, Karen Strittmatter Galvin, David Marschall and Peng Li open the performance with one of Beethoven’s personal favorites among his compositions, the beautiful String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor. The piece—one that supposedly prompted Schubert to say, “After this, what is left for us to write?”—is among the most beloved compositions in chamber literature and often appears on television and in film, including a central role in an episode of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
Guest pianist Christopher Taylor then joins the ensemble for an emotional powerhouse in Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor. Taylor, praised in The Washington Post as “one of the most impressive young pianists on the horizon today,” has established a reputation for an active imagination at the keyboard that comes through with heartfelt intensity and grace. He is also featured in the Symphony’s concert tribute to American trailblazer John Adams in Raleigh, March 25-26.
A special partnership between the North Carolina Symphony and Peace College, the Manning Chamber Music Series brings Symphony musicians together with guest artists and Peace College faculty for performances of first-rank small ensemble music, both classic and new. The concerts are presented free throughout the year, offering central North Carolina residents a rare and vital opportunity to hear some of music’s great masterpieces.
The concert is free and open to the public. Kenan Auditorium is located on the Peace College campus at 15 E. Peace St. in Raleigh.
North Carolina Symphony musicians perform in small ensembles year round. For a complete schedule of small ensemble performances in your area, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at www.ncsymphony.org. Call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.
The State of North Carolina has issued your Symphony an $8 million challenge; learn more at www.ncsymphony.org/challenge.
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