Central Kentucky Chamber Players
Sunday, February 1, 2014 @ 7:30 P.M.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Mason the Chamber Players of Central Kentucky are renowned for presenting great music that you probably won’t hear elsewhere. This season, the Chamber Players are about to do it again. Their concert on February 1 will feature music in a wide variety of styles, ranging from the baroque to the very contemporary and including a reading of (mildly) erotic poetry with music by no less a personage than Claude Debussy.
The unifying thread is that all are compelling listening, and three of the five works on the program—by Bach, Marais and Debussy—will feature the playing of UK flute professor Julie Hobbs. Debussy’s music for flute and piano was written to accompany a selection of poems by Pierre Louÿs. Jeffrey Peters, who teaches French at UK, will read the poems in the original language (translations provided). Also on the program are violin caprices by contemporary American composer George Rochberg, played by Daniel Mason, and a masterwork from Hungary—Kodaly’s Serenade for Two Violins and Viola.
With eleven local artists and a program of compelling diversity and interest, this will be a memorable musical experience of the sort only the Chamber Music Society can offer. Central Kentucky has talent, and every year we put it on display. Please join us!
Kodaly: Serenade for 2 Violins & Viola
Marais: Les Folies d’Espagne
Rochberg: Violin Caprices
Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2