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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 20:38

Chamber music fest celebrates family ties

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Celebrate the remarkable bonds of familial harmony this weekend at The Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival.

“All In The Family” parts I and II will feature performances by brother and sister pianist William Ransom and violinist Kate Ransom and the HCCMF debut of sisters The Albers Trio.

On Friday, July 23, the Ransoms will deliver Antonin Dvorak’s brilliant “Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100.” The Ransoms are no strangers to sharing the stage — every HCCMF season contains at least one duet by this dynamic team.

The Ransoms will be followed by the Albers Trio’s performance of Ernst von Dohnanyi’s “Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Op. 10.” The Albers sisters — violinist Laura, violist Rebecca, and cellist Julie — will also perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s “String Trio in G Major, Op. No. 1.”

On Sunday, July 25, the Ransoms return with Bela Bartok’s “Roumanian Folk Dances.” The Albers Trio follows with Bohuslav Martinu’s “String Trio No. 2.”

Following Intermission, the Ransoms and The Albers Trio will team up for Dvorak’s “Quintet in A major, op. 81.”

The Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival stretches through Sunday, Aug. 15. Concerts are held at 6 p.m. Fridays at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands and repeated at 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library in Cashiers. Sunday concerts are staged at 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands and repeated at 5 p.m. Mondays at the Cashiers Community Library.

www.h-cmusicfestival.org or 828.526.9060.

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