Carmel Music Society is pleased to present an exciting young ensemble, the Israeli Chamber Project (ICP), at Sunset Center on Sunday, March 25th, at 3:00pm. The group was founded 10 years ago to be based in Israel and New York, and is winning international acclaim. Some of the founding members will be here on the Monterey Peninsula, including Tibi Cziger, clarinet, who was a prizewinner in the Camel Music Society Instrumental Competition in 2006. Other instruments represented include two violins, a viola, a cello, a flute, a harp and a piano.
Their program at Sunset Center begins with an arrangement of four scenes from Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka’, followed by a work by American composer, Elliott Carter, that features flute and clarinet. The first part of the concert continues with a new work by Gilad Cohen, commissioned by ICP and titled ‘Firefly Elegy,’ whose four movements reflect the life stages of the firefly. The final work before the intermission is Maurice Ravel’s ‘Introduction and Allegro.’ The second part of the concert is devoted to Robert Schumann’s masterpiece, the Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Opus 44.
Tickets are available by calling 831-625-9938 or online at www.carmelmusic.org. After noon on Friday, March 23rd, they are only available from Sunset Center at 831-620-2048. Prices are $60, $53 and $45. Unaccompanied student tickets cost $10 and accompanied K-12 students are free if tickets are bought from the CMS office at 831-625-9938 before noon on Friday March 23rd.