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Duke Arts Presents

New Baroque Ensemble

Saturday, September 12, 2009 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

The Chamber Arts Society of Durham is pleased to open the season with this year’s installment of the September Prelude — an all-Mozart program, played on period instruments.

This special ensemble gathers master players from the finest teaching institutions, including Juilliard’s newly-established Historical Performance Program, to breathe new life into three of Mozart’s most arresting works for chamber ensembles, featuring flute, piano, and oboe.  The “Gran Partita,” a work originally for 13 wind instruments, is offered here in an ingenious and sensitive transformation into a work for oboe and strings.

In a departure from past years’ practice, this year’s September Prelude event is included in all annual CAS subscriptions.  As baroque-era instruments give voice to the master from Salzburg, we welcome you to the fullest program the CAS has ever offered.

Krista Bennion Feeney, violin & flute; Owen Dalby, viola; Phoebe Carrai, cello; Ilya Poletaev, fortepiano; Stephen Hammer, oboe


All Mozart:
Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
Gran Partita in B-flat Major, K. 361 (Arranged by C.F.G. Schwenke)