Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Pope Brown Foundation
Newberry, SC - In three weeks, the Newberry Opera House hosts two world class chamber music groups back to back, Lincoln Trio and Canellakis-Brown Duo. Lincoln Trio performs on a Thursday and Canellakis-Brwon Duo on a Friday; these shows can be a great way to get away, spend time exploring downtown Newberry and hear classical music, old and new from two great Chamber music groups. Both of these groups have played around the world, to audiences big and small, at world-renown venues - and will be adding Newberry to their resume's.
Thursday, October 18 at 8:00 P.M.
Lincoln Trio is a celebrated Chicago-based chamber music group, which is critically-acclaimed for their reproductions of well-known classics and it’s ability to create its own contemporary repertoire of classical style music. This Grammy® nominated group has won various awards such as TPR Classical Spotlighted albums, the prestigious Young Performers Career Advancement Award and winner of the 2008 Master Players International Competition. The members of this trio are all Internationally Renowned artists. Violinist Desiree Ruhstrat has performed throughout Europe and the U.S. including at the White House with the Berlin Radio Orchestra. Cellist David Cunliffe has performed with the BBC and Royal Scottish Orchestras, as well as touring as a member of the Balanescu Quartet. Pianist Marta Aznavoorian garnered critical acclaim for her work with orchestras and concert halls around the world such as the Chicago Symphony Center, JFK Center, and Sydney Opera House.
Friday, October 19 at 8:00 P.M.
Canellakis-Brown Duo has been hailed “a pair of adventurous young talents” -Time Out New York, they are two successful solo artists who have joined forces and received critical acclaim for their superb musicianship and thrilling performances. The Canellakis-Brown Duo has performed across America and around the world and has regularly performed in leading music festivals such as; Bridgehampton, Santa Fe, Music in the vineyards, La Jolla, Saratoga Springs and many more. Nicholas Canellakis has performed as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra. He is a filmmaker and actor who has a comedy web series called “Conversations with Nick Canellakis” which conducts satirical interviews with stars from the classical music world. Michael Brown is a Pianist and composer who is critically acclaimed for both his work as a composer and pianist. He won 2018 Emerging Artist of Lincoln Center and a Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. Both Artists are members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Program for the evening:
Frédéric Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante in C Major, Op. 3
Michael Brown: Prelude and Dance (2014, rev. 2017)
Edvard Grieg: Sonata for cello and piano in A minor, Op. 36
Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 65
George Gershwin: 3 Preludes (arr. for cello and piano by Canellakis)
So, if you are looking for a way to get away and you enjoy classical or chamber music, discovering new places, visiting the Newberry Opera House for these two great shows is the perfect choice for you!