Sunday, March 6, 2016
SECU Auditorium, East Building
The Triangle’s celebrated string ensemble adds horns and piano to present one of its most imaginative programs ever. The centerpiece of the concert is a new composition inspired by Vollis Simpson’s whimsical Wind Machine in the Museum Park. The music arose from the fertile mind of composer Bill Robinson, a native of the central plains for whom the windmill was an iconic image. His work E Pluribus Unum promises to delight you with its own playful, out-of-the-box qualities.
To balance out the program, the ensemble performs work by Beethoven and Brahms to pair with art in the Museum’s permanent collection.
The Ciompi Quartet is Eric Pritchard, violin; Hsiao-mei Ku, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola; and Fred Raimi, cello. For this special performance, they are joined by Rachel Niketopoulos and Christopher Caudill, husband-and-wife horn players from the North Carolina Symphony; pianist R. Larry Todd from the Duke University Music Department; and bassist Robbie Link.
Docent-led tours of featured works of art are offered at 1:45 pm. Please make reservations by calling the Box Office at least one week in advance.