Chamber Music at the Scarab Club to Perform at Marygrove College

Sunday, January 31st at 3 p.m. Korngold and Piazzolla

Don’t miss Chamber Music at the Scarab Club’s upcoming concert in Madame Cadillac Hall on the beautiful campus of Marygrove College. The program features the engaging Folias Duo (flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron) in music by Piazzolla and Bergeron. In addition, you’ll enjoy a performance of Erich Korngold’s melodic and exhilarating Piano Quintet!

Tickets – $22 at the door, $18 in advance, $10 for students
For tickets and more info – (248) 474-8930
**Anyone showing current Marygrove ID at the door will be admitted free.

Marygrove College is located in Detroit at 8425 West McNichols Road, at the corner of McNichols and Wyoming

Folias Variations (2014) – Andrew BERGERON
Carmen Maret – flute       Andrew Bergeron – guitar

Angel Suite – Astor PIAZZOLLA / arr. Bergeron and Maret
Carmen Maret – flute       Andrew Bergeron – guitar
Laura Roelofs – violin     Velda Kelly – violin
Romona Merritt – viola   Nadine Deleury – cello

Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15 (1921) – Erich Wolfgang Korngold (b. 1897-1957)
John McLaughlin Williamspiano
Velda Kelly – violin     Laura Roelofs – violin
Romona Merritt – viola   Nadine Deleury – cello

Chamber Music at the Scarab Club is excited to collaborate with the Marygrove College Department of Music in presenting this varied and inventive program. The Folias Duo, consisting of flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, will appear for the second time on a CMSC concert. This talented duo will perform a recent composition by Andrew Bergeron cleverly titled Folias Variations. It’s based on the beautiful La Folia theme, most famously heard in music by the Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli.

The duo will then be joined by a string quartet to perform Astor Piazzolla’s Angel Suite, skillfully arranged for this combination of instruments by both Maret and Bergeron. Piazzolla wrote two pieces from this suite at the request of playwright Alberto Rodriguez Muñoz as incidental music for his play titled El Tango del Angel. The music is very much in the ‘new tango’ style that Piazzolla created and made famous, strongly rooted in the classic tango but also reflects elements of jazz and classical chamber music.

Austrian composer Erich Korngold was an incredible child prodigy. Most renowned for his film scores and operas, his Piano Quintet, Op. 15 was written when he was already a respected and seasoned composer, at the ripe age of 24! In three movements, the piano quintet is full of romantic intensity, expansive and heroic style as well as simple, straightforward melodies. This work is one that keeps listeners on the edges of their seats!

Chamber Music at the Scarab Club is a popular series dedicated to presenting fine chamber music programs in informal, intimate settings that encourage a close rapport between audience and performers. The series includes performances at Detroit’s historic Scarab Club, The Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church and Marygrove College. Innovative programming and a connection with literature and the visual arts have assured this small series an important place in the metropolitan Detroit arts scene.

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