Chamber & Recital

A scenic mountain vista overlooking Highlands, North Carolina.

Music in the Mountains [The Alexander Report]

Mark Gresham | 26 JUN 2019 The annual Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music festival in western North Carolina begins July 5. I wrote the linked preview of the festival for The Alexander Report — another new arts journal in Atlanta created […]

A photo from Sunday's concert at the 2019 Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" arranged for piano solo (Elizabeth Pridgen) and string quintet. (credit: Ingrid Hillestad)

Kon-Tiki Festival brings chamber music to an historic seafaring setting

John lemley and Mark Gresham | 18 JUN 2019 OSLO, NORWAY—  Across the fjord from downtown Oslo lies Bygdøy, where the Norwegian seafaring heritage is proudly on display in multiple museums. The park-like peninsula can be reached by land […]

Composer Elizabeth Vercoe (source: elizabethvercoe.com)

CD Review: “Butterfly Effects” reveals composer’s imaginative voice

Melinda Bargreen | 17 Jun 2019 In chaos theory, the “butterfly effect” is a condition in which a small change in one state can result in large differences later on. A distant butterfly flapping its wings could cause perturbations […]

Amermet Quartet plus Christopher Rex perform a string quintet transcription of Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata to close the 2019 Madison Chamber Music Festival. (credit: Mark Gresham)

Review: Amernet Quartet sheds new light on some familiar Beethoven

Mark Gresham | 12 JUN 2019 MADISON, GA—  The final concert in the 2019 Madison Chamber Music Festival took place late Sunday afternoon, an all-Beethoven affair featuring the Amernet String Quartet (violinists Misha Vitenson and Franz Felkl, violist Michael […]

NAT 28, a contemporary music ensemble based in Pittsburgh. (credit: Nadine Sherman Photography)

Review: Pittsburgh’s NAT 28 performs richly rewarding repertoire

William Ford | 10 JUN 2019 PITTSBURGH, PA—  NAT 28 is a new music performing group in the Pittsburgh area. It is the resident ensemble at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the tony suburb of Mt. Lebanon. NAT 28 […]