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TuesdayApril 28
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

Musicians
Rieko Aizawa, piano
Jesse Mills, violin
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Ara Gregorian, violin and viola
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Turina Scène Andalouse for Viola, Piano and String Quartet, Opus 7
Mendelssohn String Quintet in A Major, Opus 18
Arvo Pärt Summa for Violin, Two Violas and Cello (1990)
Chausson Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Opus 21
WednesdayApril 29
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
WednesdayMay 6
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
SundayMay 10
Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Duo de Vista3:00 p.m.Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Duo de Vista
Duo de Vista has quickly become a passionate duo, engaging audiences across the U.S. with a wide variety of repertoire. The founding members, flutist, Teri Forscher-Milter and guitarist, Marina Alexandra, have been recognized in recital at universities, festivals, and concert series across the United States. Duo de Vista remains a dynamic chamber ensemble in the southeast, focusing on artistic expression and audience immersion.

Teri Forscher-Milter is a highly accomplished flutist, expressive performer, and a winner of the 1994 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She was honored by President Clinton for her playing in ceremony held at the White House following her performance at the Kennedy Center for the Arts. In 2002, Teri was diagnosed with focal dystonia, a neurological condition affecting two fingers on her left hand. In 2006, she returned to playing with a modified flute and continues to play with eight functioning fingers.

Marina Alexandra has established herself as a dynamic performer with a powerful stage presence. Finger Style Guitar Magazine described her as an "amazing player that commands the guitar with world-class technique and musicianship that is uncommon." Marina has a concert career spanning the last fifteen years, taking her to Piccolo Spoleto Festival, National Public Radio, Allentown Radio, and hundreds of venues including colleges and museums throughout the U.S. Marina is both founder and director of the Guitar Muse Society and the Southern Guitar Festival and Competitions.

    Cost:

  • Free
WednesdayMay 13
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.