The Mountain Chamber Quartet

Presenting – “La France en Amérique”

This musical program is guaranteed to be the most fascinating French-style performance for classical musicians and everyone else to thoroughly enjoy!


La France en Amérique begins with “Solo Piano” by Christopher Tavernier, performing works by some of the Greatest French Composers of all time. Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré, and Camille SaintSaëns. This program is guaranteed to be the Most Innovative and Creative Performance that will inspire you and promises to be the most fascinating musical program to date. 

After a brief intermission, The Mountain Chamber Quartet plays The Bolling Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio No. 2 – With a Modern Swing of Elegant French Jazz. Performed by: Rita Hayes, Flute ▪ Christopher Tavernier, Piano ▪ Keith Freeburg, Double Bass ▪ Byron Hedgepeth, Drums

A Jazzy French Delight 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 flutist 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 US, the album was nominated in 1975 for a “Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.”

Location:        THOMAS AUDITORIUM at the Blue Ridge Community College

Address:          180 West Campus Drive ▪ Flat Rock, NC  

Date:               Saturday, July 23, 2022

Time:               2:00 PM – Please Arrive (1 Hour Early for Seating)

Cost:                Concert is Free & Open to the Public

Presented by the Music Foundation of WNC

And sponsored by: Freeburg Pianos

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