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WCPE and Quail Ridge Present Mallarmé Chamber Players

TheClassicalStation.org and Players Explore Historical Performance

Wake Forest, N.C. (January 26, 2011) - WCPE Community & Arts Liaison Tara Lynn announces the February edition of the Local Arts Series at Quail Ridge, Tuesday February 1, 2011 7:30 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC. The Mallarmé Chamber Players will conduct a demonstration of historically informed performance practices in advance of their concert Historical Bach ii, Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC. The event at Quail Ridge is free and open to the public.

“Mallarmé is proud to be the first organization featured in this series,” says Artistic Director Suzanne Rousso. “Get your burning questions about baroque instruments and historical performance practices answered in a casual format.”

  • What are historically informed performance practices?

  • What's the difference between an oboe and an oboe d'amoré?

  • Why choose to play a baroque instrument instead of a modern one?

“Mallarmé musicians will be on hand to answer these questions as well as perform musical excerpts,” continues Rousso, who is also a violist with the ensemble.


  • Stephanie Vial, cello

  • Robbie Link, violone

  • Rebecca Troxler baroque flute

  • William Thauer - baroque oboe and oboe d'amoré

About Mallarmé:

The Mallarmé Chamber Players, founded in 1984, is a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, North Carolina, whose mission is to enrich the lives of the community through outstanding chamber music performance. The ensemble distinguishes itself in the community by its innovative educational programs, its commitment to creative collaboration with other organizations, its creation of significant new work and its dedication to serve a diverse population.

About Local Arts Series at Quail Ridge:

Each month a new local arts organization will talk about its mission and one of its upcoming performances. Each event in this free series also includes a performance aspect. This series is designed to be as entertaining as it is educational.

About Quail Ridge Books and Music:

Quail Ridge Books and Music is an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Founded in 1984 by Nancy Olson, the store provides a wide variety of carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings. Their community outreach includes fund raising and arranging for children’s authors to visit schools. Their Music Department specializes in classical, jazz and traditional music and presents a diverse program of free concerts. WCPE and Quail Ridge Books and Music both look forward to working with more arts groups in the future and, together, focusing on community educational efforts. All of the events in the series are free and open to the public.

About WCPE:

With a 30 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

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