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"An Evening in Paris"

An Evening in Paris
Day Chapel at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia
Chamber Music Athens
In Collaboration with The Christopher Durant Ballew Memorial Series, presented by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Transporting the audience to magical Paris for an evening, this concert is a feast of chamber musical sounds. The centerpiece of the first half of the program is Debussy’s sensuous and rarely heard Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. The work is flanked by Bizet’s playful Jeux d’enfants (“Children’s Games”) for piano four-hands, Saint-Saëns’s Fantasy for Violin and Harp, and a selection of Francis Poulenc’s most beautiful songs. The second half brings together Zorman, Reardon, Yang and Gabriella McClellan (BM ‘2025, winner of the UGA 2022 Concerto Competition) for Gabriel Fauré’s sumptuous Piano Quartet No. 1.

World area represented: France

Amy Yang, piano
Itamar Zorman, violin
Melissa Reardon, viola (Borromeo String Quartet)
Elisabeth Remy-Johnson, harp (ASO)

Amy Petrongelli, soprano
Angela Jones-Reus, flute
Liza Stepanova, piano

Gabriella McClellan, cello
(BM Performance, ‘25)

Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 S. Dilledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605

Tickets: $40 - Adults, $15 - Students with valid UGA ID, $10 - Children 6-18
Reception included in ticket price.
Tickets for this event will go on sale on Thursday, February 15th.

The Christopher Durant Ballew Memorial Series was established by the late Ms. Despy Karlas and Dr. Leighton Ballew in memory of their son. The endowed series brings noted authors, lecturers, musicians, and exhibitions to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in celebration of the beauty and splendor of nature.

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