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Karen Kevra, flute and Jeffrey Chappell, piano present “The French Connection”

March 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Plainfield Arts (Friends of the Plainfield Opera House) presents the third event in their winter/spring series:
featuring Karen Kevra and Jeffrey Chappell
Sunday, March 26 at 4 pm

Flutist Karen Kevra, Grammy nominee and the leading protege of the late Louis Moyse, and internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Chappell met in 2000 when Michael Arnowitt “assigned” them to perform together at his Millennium Music Festival. They bonded instantly, both musically and personally and have been duo partners ever since. Together they have performed at the French Embassy in Washington D.C., as headliners at the National Flute Association Convention, and at venues up and down the east coast from Vermont, to Boston, to Key West. Their acclaimed CD Romantic Music for Flute and Piano has won widespread accolades from flutist Sir James Galway, and from the Boston Musical Intelligencer for “sublimely satisfying flute-playing.”

Their hour-long program will include Jules Mouquet’s, La Flûte de Pan, François-Joseph Gossec’s Tambourin, Gabriel Fauré’s Valse-Caprice No. 1 in A major, Op. 30 for solo piano, Georges Bizet/François Borne’s Carmen Fantasy, Maurice Ravel’s Pièce en forme de Habanera, and Louis Moyse’s Introduction, Theme, and Variations (on a Japanese chant). Their colorful program includes high-wire virtuoso pieces, showpieces, and a spell-binding work by Kevra’s mentor Louis Moyse. This concert is sure to please audience members of all ages.

KAREN KEVRA has won attention as one of the country’s outstanding flutists through her distinctive warm and extroverted performances and has been hailed as “having a musical focus and depth seen in few flutists anywhere.” She has shared the stage with members of the Emerson String Quartet, the Paris Piano Trio, Borromeo String Quartet, Boston Chamber Music Society, and Trey Anastasio of Phish. Kevra is founder and artistic director of Montpelier’s popular Capital City Concerts, and is the creator and host of the Muse Mentors podcast. She recently joined the music department of Middlebury College where she teaches flute.

JEFFREY CHAPPELL first gained national attention at the age of 24 by substituting for Claudio Arrau on four hours’ notice without rehearsal, performing the Brahms Second Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony to critical acclaim. Now a seasoned veteran of the concert stage, he has appeared throughout the United States in recital and with major symphony orchestras such as those of Philadelphia, St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis, collaborating with conductors including Catherine Comet, Sergiu Comissiona, Leon Fleisher, and Davin Zinman. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Wolf Trap Park and is a recording artist on multiple labels.

Tickets at the door and online (plainfieldartsvt.org) Pay what you can (suggested donation $20)
For more information visit Plainfield Arts website or call, text, email:
Steven Light – 802.498.3173, plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com


March 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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