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The 3rd Annual Music Festival

Thomas Auditorium
180 West Campus Drive ▪ Flat Rock, NC
Hendersonville, NC - August 14th, 2021 at 1:45 PM

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88 Keys and A Reed

New sounds for a New World – “The Chamber Project”
Matthew Hanna, Clarinet & Christopher Tavernier, Piano

“This program is guaranteed to be the most innovative and creative performances that will totally inspire you and promises to be the most fascinating musical program to date”. “This is a jazz style program for classical musicians and everyone else will enjoy! Said Joann Freeburg, Founder of the Music Foundation of WNC.

“88 Keys and a Reed” – for Clarinet & Piano will take you on a wonderful journey from the South American Music, (Latin Style) by Márquez, D’Rivera and Astor Piazzolla, the Tango (Libertango), up to the North American Music (Jazzy Style) presenting Leonard Bernstein’s, West Side Story to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Then we will bring “La France en Amérique” – Claude Bolling’s “Suite No. 2 for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio”

The Mountain Chamber Quartet 

The Bolling Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio No. 2 - With a Modern Swing of Elegant French Jazz
Rita Hayes, Flute ▪ Christopher Tavernier, Piano ▪ Keith Freeburg, Double Bass ▪ Byron Hedgepeth, Drums

A Jazzy French Delight that is a "crossover" composition by the jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling. The composition, originally written in 1973, is a suite of seven movements, written for classical flute, jazz piano, string bass, and drums.

This suite was recorded in 1975 by Claude Bolling, classical flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal, bassist Max Hédiguer, and drummer Marcel Sabiani, and originally released as an LP album by CBS Masterworks Records and Columbia Masterworks. In the U.S., the album was nominated in 1975 for a “Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.”