Chamber Music

Mallarme Chamber Players: "Down to the Depths"

( Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 )

Performed by Low and Lower (Brooks Whitehouse, cello; Paul Sharpe, bass); Janet Orenstein, violin; Suzanne Rousso, viola

Kirby Horton Hall, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27705


GILBERT & SULLIVAN arr. WHITEHOUSE/SHARPE     "A Modern Music Genius" from Lowandlowerlieder


LAWRENCE DILLON     Poke: a bagatelle on antisocial media

ANTON ARENSKY     String Quartet No. 2

MIKE KELLEY     Twisted for Low Trio


The Mallarmé Chamber Players will present a chamber music concert on November 23. The program will feature the Winston-Salem based cello and bass duo, Low and Lower. The ensemble is comprised of two UNC School of the Arts professors: cellist Brooks Whitehouse and bassist Paul Sharpe.

Low and Lower will offer a potpourri of their most popular eclectic repertoire, including their viral YouTube hit Poke: a bagatelle on antisocial media by UNCSA composer, Lawrence Dillon and their Gilbert and Sullivan patter song parody A Modern Music Genius from their beloved song cycle LowandLowerLieder. Enjoy the theater of John Deak's BB Wolf (big bad wolf, that is) in which a self-narrating bass player bemoans the bad rap wolves get in fairy tales, and selections from their ground-breaking series Last in Flight, including Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee as you have never heard it before. Violist Suzanne Rousso will join the duo for Mike Kelley's Twisted, in which the players must recite rapid-fire tongue twisters as they play. Violinist Janet Orenstein will round out the ensemble for Anton Arensky's A Minor String Quartet, Op. 35. Originally scored for violin, viola and two cellos, bassist Paul Sharpe has claimed one of the cello parts as his own, proving Low and Lower's confident assertion that all chamber music is better with bass!



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  • Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM