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Lecture: Multiculturalism in the World of Chamber Music

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, Chamber Music Raleigh and Dr. Jonathan C. Kramer present this new lecture in the socially distanced SECU Auditorium. The talk, given by Dr. Jonathan C. Kramer, will examine what is meant by “chamber music.” Rather than thinking of it as taking the form of European-originated, small, conductorless ensembles, chamber music can be conceived of as a large spectrum of global genres. Including Gaelic ceilidhs, West African drum circles, and Indian sitar, table, and drone ensembles, there are many types of “chamber” ensembles found throughout North Carolina and the world. Rock guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums are chamber music, as is jazz combo and bluegrass.

Dr. Kramer will make comparisons in live performances by Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba; Vaadhya Vrindha, a Carnatic music group; and the Synergy Piano Trio.

About the speaker

Jonathan C. Kramer, PhD, served as professor of music and arts studies at the North Carolina State University for 35 years and as adjunct professor of ethnomusicology at Duke University for 20 years.

For questions or assistance, please email Kaine Riggan.

Photo courtesy of Chamber Music Raleigh


May 16, 2021


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Free; registration required
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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