Chamber Music at the Scarab Club continues its 20th season with Words and Music, at Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
This delightful program showcases several newcomers to CMSC and presents two works strongly influenced by text, either poetry or prose. The Michigan-based trio Protea (flutist Dennis Carter, clarinetist Lisa Raschiatore and pianist Mariah Boucher) performs Valerie Coleman’s dynamic Portraits of Langston, based on the poetry of African American writer Langston Hughes and includes readings that describe his experiences in Paris and Harlem. Mezzo soprano Briana Elyse Hunter sings Letters to the Immortal Beloved by Canadian composer James Wright. Ms. Hunter may be a newcomer to CMSC but she has been seen and heard many times on stage with the Michigan Opera Theatre, most recently in the role of Giovanna in Rigoletto. She will perform Wright’s beautiful chamber art song cycle consisting of settings of excerpts from Beethoven’s passionate letters to his ‘Immortal Beloved’.
As always, each piece on the program will be introduced by one of the musicians and the concert will be followed by a delicious and friendly reception.
Tickets – $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $10 for students
For tickets and more info – (248) 474-8930
Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church – 17150 Maumee Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation,
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M.
Erb Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.