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Canzonare Chamber Trio to play at Amherst library on March 4

Thursday, February 27, 2014

AMHERST – The Amherst Town Library presents “Canzonare Chamber Trio: Mistress of Music,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Main Reading Room of the library.

Pairing books and music, this performance is part of the library’s March series, Celebrating the Book and All Its Lives. Canzonare will play Jane Austen’s music favorites: Liederof Beethoven and Haydn, English and “exotic” songs, and instrumental music by Nicholson, Geminiani and Munro. Members include Sarah Bellott, soprano, Kateri Chambers, historical flutes, and, Dylan Sauerwald, historical keyboards.

Canzonare “teases” the musical palate with little-known offerings from the historical performance repertoire. The Boston-based ensemble performs works of high compositional quality in programs that highlight the many textures, nationalities and time periods within the early music compass. Their programs have been lauded for their “taste and ingenuity,” their playing as “seamless” and “interplay … hard to resist,” by the American Recorder and Boston Musical Intelligencer.

All programs in the month-long series are free and open to the public. However, registration is required for each program due to space limitations. Other programs for adults in the Celebrating the Book and All Its Lives series include “Comics in World History and Culture” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, “Hank Phillippi Ryan: Celebrating Her Books and All Her Lives,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, “Pen to Paper: James Thurber-Cartoon, Characters, and Calamities,” a two-part series at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, March 19 and March 26, and “Feasting from Literature,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

Register for all these events by calling 673-2288, emailing or by visiting www.amherst
and selecting the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”

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