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Gerald Carpenter: CAMA Masterseries featuring French pianist and environmentalist

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Pianist Helen Grimaud.

The Community Arts and Music Association (CAMA) will sponsor a Masters Concert by the outstanding French pianist Hélène Grimaud, known for her “paralleled poetic expression and artistic control,” at 7:30 p.m. Rue du Canon Perdu.

In the Grimaud programme, pieces by Valentin Silvestrov (“Bagatelles I & II”), Claude Debussy (“Arabesque n°1”, “La plus que lente”, “Clair de lune”, “Rêverie”) and Eric Satie (“Gnossiennes n° 1 and 4, “Sixfroides IV & V”), Frédéric Chopin (“Nocturne n ° 19 in e-minor. Opus 72, n ° 1”, “Mazurka in A-second, opus 17, n ° 4” and “Valse n°3 en la simple, Opus 34, n°2”) and Robert Schumann (“Kreisleriana, Opus16”)

A wonderful program, mostly French (for practical reasons, Chopin can be considered a French composer), with the German Chopin representing the country on the east bank of the Rhine.

As further evidence of her moral superiority, CAMA tells us that “In her role as a passionate wildlife conservationist, Grimaud established the Wolf Conservation Center in upper New York State, which provides education about wolves, their relationship with the environment, and their role in protecting their future.”

As a Wolves fan, my heart goes out to her.

Tickets for this show are $45 and $55 and can be purchased at the Lobero Theater box office, 33 E. Canon Perdido, by phone at 805-963-0761 or online at https://checkout.lobero.com/17014? upgrade = 5032.

The Esperia Foundation is sponsoring the CAMAs for the Masterseries 2022.

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