Flutist Karen Kevra and pianist Jeffrey Chappell will perform in the intimate ballroom at Highfield Hall in Falmouth on Sunday, June 16, at 4 p.m.
In 2003, Kevra earned a coveted Grammy Award nomination for the premiere recording of works by her mentor, world-class flutist Louis Moyse. Fanfare Magazine called the disc, "a must for flute fanciers and anyone else with ears," and Classics Today.com gave it a top 10/10 rating and awarded it "Disc of the Month". In demand as both a chamber musician and soloist, Kevra has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, appeared on French National Television, and shared the stage with Jaime Laredo, the Paris Piano Trio, The Trio Pasquier, Borromeo String Quartet, Boston Chamber Music Society, and Trey Anastasio of Phish. She is also founder and Artistic Director of Capital City Concerts based in Montpelier, Vermont.
Chappell first gained national attention when he substituted for the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau. With four hours’ notice and without benefit of rehearsal, Chappell performed the mighty Brahms Second Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony to critical acclaim. He was only 24 at the time. Since then, his career has skyrocketed. He has appeared in recital and with major symphony orchestras across the nation and throughout Europe, Latin America, and Asia. His most recent release, the debut recording of the contemporary jazz group, Otherworld, placed in the top 10 for the Global Music Awards. The album, which blends jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern influences, includes four of Chappell’s compositions.
While Kevra and Chappell have soared to the heights of the music world as soloists, they are long-time collaborators and have shared the stage countless times. In 2009, they also recorded Romantic Music for Flute and Piano, which critics have called “achingly beautiful” and “sublimely satisfying.”
Tickets are $35/$30 for Highfield members. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit highfieldhall.org or call 508.495.1878. Highfield Hall & Gardens is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth.