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Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) Chamber Music on Main

Monday, April 8, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



For the final program of the season, artistic director Andrew Armstrong advises concertgoers to expect the unexpected. Consider these questions: what happens when a jazz alto saxophonist also plays classical and composes music at the intersection of the two genres with the added inspiration of Hindustani ragas? What happens when that same saxophonist picks up a flute to reveal she plays it equally well? What happens when a giant of 20th-century late Romanticism pulls back from the public one of his great works, so that it is only reborn in the music world 81 years later, in 1999? What does the sound of the double bass do to the more standard piano quintet instrumentation, and what depths and extremes of emotional narrative does it make possible? This far-ranging program explores these questions and other surprises.

With selections from Rachmaninov and Ralph Vaughn Williams, Armstrong welcomes featured artists Abigél Králik and Karl Stobbe on violins, Joan DerHovsepian on viola, Marguerite Cox on double bass, Ani Aznavoorian on cello, and Alison Shearer on alto saxophone and flute. Presented by April C. Lucas and John J. Stucker.

Happy Hour and Galleries Open 6:00 p.m. | Concert 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$46 / $39 for members / $5 for students.