AUGUST 23 – 26
Bryan Cultural Series Surf and Sounds Chamber Music returns to the Outer Banks
For the story submitted on August 21, 2022
The joy and beauty of classical music returns as the Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series and the Dare County Arts Council welcome the eighth annual Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series to the Outer Banks.
There are four performances scheduled and all performances will feature violinist Siwoo Kim, violist Luke Fleming and music director Jake Fowler on cello.
Bryan Cultural Series Surf and Sounds Chamber Music concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m., admission is free for all.
- Tuesday, Aug. 23 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores.
- Wednesday, August 24 at the Episcopal Church of St. Andrews By-The-Sea at Nags Head.
- Cape Hatteras High School in Buxton will host the Surf and Sounds Series on Thursday, August 25th.
- Friday, August 26 Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo.
The first performances will take place on Tuesday, August 23 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores and on Wednesday, August 24 at the Episcopal Church of St. Andrews By-The-Sea at Nags Head. Dr. Amanda Halstead, who has performed in the past with Surf and Sounds Chamber Music, is an extraordinarily gifted pianist whose understanding and love of music allows her to play even the most difficult compositions with the understanding that helps her to bring music to life. will accompany the strings. Both performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free to the public
Flutist Debra Cross will perform with Fowler and Halstead on the first composition of the evening, Phillipe Gaubert Three watercolors for flute, cello and piano. Cross is principal flutist of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra with a number of other credits to her name.
The Southern Shores and Nags Head concerts will feature the most modern compositions of Gaubert and Nadia Boulanger. The performance will also feature Robert Schumann Quartet with piano in E flat major, op. 47.
Cape Hatteras High School in Buxton will host the Surf and Sounds Series on Thursday, August 25th with a final Outer Banks performance at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo on Friday, August 26th. The concerts will start at 19:30, entrance. it’s free for everyone.
Oboist Jaren Atherholt will accompany Fleming, Fowler and Kim in a program that will feature two Mozart selections. Seve Divertimento for violin, viola and cello K.563 it’s a string trio. Seve Oboe quartet in F major K.370. by Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 will also be represented. Atherholt is assistant professor of oboe at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Jaren spends his summers performing at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and Spoleto Festival USA.
The musicians of the string quartet Surf and Sounds have a well-deserved international reputation for their creative prowess, performing to audiences in North America, Europe and Asia. An evening with the musicians of the Surf and Sounds chamber music series brings to life the beauty, artistry and genius of great composers. Performed by world-class musicians, it turns an Outer Banks evening into a moment of magic.
For more information, visit bryanculturalseries.org
Towne Bank of Currituck, OBX Chevrolet Buick, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills and Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk provide substantial support for this cultural event offering.
The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization established in 2012. The board of directors consists of nine community leaders dedicated to providing a series of high-quality cultural events. These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts. The board strives to collect talent that has achieved regional and national recognition to maintain a high standard.