The Community Arts-Music Association (CAMA) will sponsor a Masterseries recital by the spectacular French pianist Hélène Grimaud — known for her “poetic expression and peerless technical control” — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.
Grimaud’s program will boast pieces by Valentin Silvestrov (“Bagatelles I & II”), Claude Debussy (“Arabesque No.1,” “La plus que lente,” “Clair de lune,” “Rêverie”), Erik Satie (“Gnossiennes Nos. 1 & 4,” “Six pièces froides IV & V” ), Frédéric Chopin (“Nocturne No.19 in e-minor. Opus 72, No.1,” “Mazurka in a-minor, Opus17, No. 4,” “Waltz No. 3 in a-minor, Opus 34, No. 2”), and Robert Schumann (“Kreisleriana, Opus16”)
A gorgeous, mainly French program (for practical purposes, Chopin might be considered a French composer), with the very Germanic Schumann representing the country on the east bank of the Rhine.
As an added testament to her moral excellence, CAMA informs us that “In her role as a passionate wildlife conservationist, Grimaud established the Wolf Conservation Center in upper New York State, which offers education about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future.”
As a fellow wolf lover, my heart goes out to her.
Tickets to this performance are $45 and $55, and can be purchased at the Lobero Theatre Box Office, 33 E. Canon Perdido, by phone at 805-963-0761, or online at https://checkout.lobero.com/17014?promo=5032.
CAMA’s 2022 Masterseries concerts are sponsored by Esperia Foundation.