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Carolina Chamber Music Festival
September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Season 20 opens with After Work: Songs of Youth at the Bank of the Arts in historic downtown New Bern. This return to CCMF’s popular hour-long concert with meet-the-artists reception features members of the acclaimed Calyx Piano Trio with violis tAmadi Azikiwe, who has been performing with CCMF in New Bern since season one. The program opens with piano works by the young geniuses Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and contemporary British child prodigy Alma Deutscher. Following this music of beauty and innocence is Mendelssohn’s Trio in C Minor for Violin, Viola and Piano, written when the composer was eleven years old. At this early age, the foundation of Mendelssohn’s greatness is heard in his unique infusion of effervescence and lyricism into formal structures. The program will conclude with the Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op. 10 composed by Hungarian composer Ernst Dohnanyi. In using the serenade form in this formidable mature work, Dohnanyi pays homage to his mentor Johannes Brahms, who encouraged him as a young composer. Reception to follow.
$25 General Admition/$20 Active and Retired Military