Chamber Music Ensemble Gives 'Informances' at Kansas City Public Library

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For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2009
Contact: Paul Smith
816.701.3668
Chamber Music Ensemble Gives 'Informances' at Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library welcomes the chamber music ensemble Summerfest for two “informances” on Thursday, July 9, and Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.  Each “informance” is designed to help newcomers and experienced concertgoers develop a new appreciation for the intricacies and beauty of chamber music from the Baroque era to the present day.

 

On July 9, Summerfest presents excerpts from Handel’s Gloria – a work lost for almost three centuries – with guest soprano Gwendolyn Coleman Detwiler. Also on the program is Tempête de Sable (Storm of Sand), written in 2003 by American composer Alexandra du Bois.

 

On July 23, Summerfest examines a rare string quartet by famed opera composer Puccini and a woodwind quintet by little-known Hungarian composer Endre Szervánszky.

 

Admission is free for both performances. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online.

 

Summerfest has enriched the cultural life of Kansas City since 1991 through the performance of a variety of chamber music in a setting that fosters interaction between musicians and audience.