Nestled in the countryside minutes from the historic city of Fulda is the quiet village of Kleinsassen, home to one of seven in a co-op of galleries intended to be “meeting places for art lovers, artists and collectors.”
It was here that pianist Pauline Martin and cellist Erik Ásgeirsson accepted an invitation to perform with German clarinetist Nicolai Pfeffer in the summer of 2014.
If a standing-room-only crowd on a warm summer day was any indication, the audience could not wait to experience the intimacy of chamber music, a rarity in this picturesque space.
CSD’s program featured Brahms’ Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, selected Pieces for Clarinet, Cello and Piano by Max Bruch, Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano and the hauntingly beautiful “Fratres” for Cello and Piano by Arvo Pärt. A trio Miniature by Paul Juon was presented as an encore.
Eager to interact with the artists following the concert, our new German fans were intrigued and delighted to learn more about the culturally rich city of Detroit.
True to its mission to serve as ambassador for the great American city once known as “the Paris of the West,” Chamber Soloists of Detroit is committed to expanding its touring and outreach initiatives.