A Musical Affair

with Carrie Knowles / Jacquelyn Bartlett / Carla Copeland Burns / Suzanne Rousso

Mallarmé and the Durham Literacy Center Presents

Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:00 pm

Tickets $10/$15/$25

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MALLARMÉ CHAMBER PLAYERS’ in partnership with the DURHAM LITERACY CENTER presents “A Musical Affair” a concert and book reading with author Carrie J. Knowles.

This performance is presented in memory of Dr. Barbara Newborg

Durham-based Mallarmé Chamber Players and the Durham Literacy Center are paring up to present a performance which includes music by 19th century French composers for flute, viola and harp and a book-reading by Raleigh author Carrie J. Knowles.

“A Musical Affair” is a fictional booked based on Carrie Knowles own experiences in running a classical music festival and is bursting with affairs, secrets and blackmail. Our everyday lives might not be as interesting, but the plight of protagonist Celeste in managing and raising money for a music festival is real. And ultimately what brings all the characters together is their love of the music.

Dr. Barbara Newborg shared that love of music, of literature and of learning. She keenly understood that monetary support of the arts was essential to develop and maintain a vibrant and equitable Durham community. Both Mallarmé and the Durham Literacy Center have been recipients of support by Dr. Newborg during her life and even after her death in 2016. It is because of her spirit of generosity that we celebrate her legacy with this unique performance.

The musical portion of the event will feature works for flute, viola and harp, including the lovely Sonata by Claude Debussy. The music will be interspersed with readings from “A Musical Affair” read by author Carrie Knowles. Harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett, flutist Carla Copeland Burns and violist/Mallarmé artistic director Suzanne Rousso will be performing.

Camille Saint-Saens – Romance, Op. 37 for flute and harp Jacques Ibert – Entr’acte for flute and harp
Gabriel Fauré – “Après un Reve” and Siciliene
Claude Debussy – Sonata for flute, viola and harp

Carrie Jane Knowles

Carrie Knowles is an award-winning artist and author with a passport the size of a library. Take a captivating journey into the not-so-ordinary lives of her characters across the globe. A MUSICAL AFFAIR A Musical Affair is a novel about divorce, deception, love affairs, expensive secrets, long overdue forgiveness, the …

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Jacquelyn Bartlett

A champion of chamber music, Jacquelyn Bartlett was born in Detroit, Michigan, where she was surrounded with music. Her mother, Mary Bartlett, is a noted harpist, arranger, composer and teacher and Bartlett began her musical studies with her at an early age. A dedicated and passionate educator, she is much sought after as …

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Carla Copeland-Burns

Noted as a flexible and versatile player, flutist Carla Copeland-Burns currently performs with the Greensboro, North Carolina, and Salisbury Symphonies as well as the North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, Blue Mountain, and with the performer-composer collective Forecast Music. She has been a guest artist-teacher at universities and conferences nationally and internationally, …

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Suzanne Rousso

For Mallarmé’s 25th anniversary season in 2008-09, Suzanne Rousso, violist and former orchestra administrator, took the helm as the new artistic director of the ensemble.