Just a quick reminder, Chamber vs. Chamber happens tomorrow. Come if you can, it should be great – great performances and great conversation. Information and links below from the original post earlier this week.
From the Chamber vs. Chamber press release:
Mozart, Hindemith, and Brahms are sadly losing relevancy by the day, symphony audiences are dropping, and “chamber music” is not a word you read on twitter.
Yet in the midst of this shift away from the classical repertoire, indie rock musicians like The Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, Loch Lomond, Portland Cello Project, and Jherek Bischof are thriving and incorporating chamber instruments, classical music sensibility and theory into their music–and filling clubs across the country doing it.
Night School at the Sorrento suggests that we spark a dialogue between these two related musical disciplines and combine classical chamber performances with those of indie rock darlings. Each “Chamber Vs. Chamber” evening will include multiple performances that culminate in a conversation between musicians and leaders in both the classical and indie rock universes. We will fill the Fireside Room at the Sorrento with music, people, cocktails, a roaring fire, and thoughtful conversation.
Mark Baumgarten, City Arts’s Executive Editor and I will co-moderate a discussion on this topic. Mark and I pre-discussed the topic last night. We have lots of theories, but no easy answers. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.