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Bay Chamber Presents: Romance


Saturday, August 19 | 5:30PM | The Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre


A program exploring different meanings of romance; towards one’s own culture in the Jewish composer Rózsa’s virtuosic variations. Derrick Skye’s piece, commissioned by Blake, navigates the connections between Persian classical, West African, Western classical and experimental electronic music and overlays pre-recorded sounds including samples of a lullaby written for Blake by his dad, making the piece immensely personal. The Clara Schumann and Brahms works are ravishingly lyrical and expressive, reflecting the composers' loving embrace of romance in their lives and music.

Described as “immaculate, at once refined and impassioned,” (ArtsAtlanta) violinist Blake Pouliot is an artist with a passion that enraptures his audience in every performance. Blake has established himself as “one of those special talents that comes along once in a lifetime” (Toronto Star). Praised by The Cleveland Classical Review for his “astonishingly confident technique” and The New York Times for “thrilling [and] triumphant” performances, pianist Henry Kramer is a musician of rare sensitivity who combines stylish programming with insightful and exuberant interpretations.

PROGRAM MIKLOS ROZSA Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song, Op. 4 CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 DERRICK SKYE God of the Gaps for Violin and Electronics BRAHMS Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108

Saturday, August 19 | 5:30PM

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