Ciompi to present annual series

May. 16, 2013 @ 05:16 PM

The Ciompi Quartet will present its Summer Chamber Music Series in Duke Gardens.
Concerts in the series will take place on three Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Kirby Horton Hall at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Each concert will feature a member of the Ciompi Quartet joined by guest artists. Both new and celebrated chamber masterworks are explored musically to establish a deeper relationship between the composers, guest artists, and the audience.
Single tickets are $20 general admission. Group discounts also are available. For information and to purchase, call 919-684-4444 or visit
Here are brief descriptions of the concerts:
-- May 28, 7:30 p.m. Kirby Horton Hall at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Eric Pritchard presents “A Musical Offering” with Rebecca Troxler, flute; Elaine Funaro, harpsichord; Stephanie Vial, cello; and Pritchard on violin. They will perform “Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering),” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
-- July 2, Kirby Horton Hall at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Jonathan Bagg presents “A Summer Serenade: Music in a Lighter Vein From Italy To Argentina.” Featuring guitar virtuoso Oren Fader; Elizabeth Anderson, cello; Laura Gilbert, flute; Jonathan Bagg, viola. The group will perform music of Paganini, Roussel, Piazzolla and more.
-- Aug. 13, Kirby Horton Hall at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Fred Raimi presents “Carolina Revelry,” with Jane Hawkins Raimi, piano; Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Kirsten Swanson, viola; Fred Raimi, cello. The group will perform music of Bach, Brahms and Paul Schoenfield.
The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in the cultural life of the university and community, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances.