The Outer Banks Voice – Bryan Cultural Series Surf and Sounds Chamber Music returns to the Outer Banks

August 23 – 26

Bryan Cultural Series Surf & Sounds Chamber Music returns to the Outer Banks

By story submitted on August 21, 2022

The Surf & Sounds Chamber Music Series features 4 free concerts featuring performances by world-class musicians.

The joy and beauty of classical music returns as the Don and Catherine Bryan Cultural Series and the Dare County Arts Council welcome the eighth annual Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series to the Outer Banks.

Four performances are scheduled and all performances will feature violinist Siwoo Kim, violist Luke Fleming, and music director Jake Fowler on cello.

Bryan Cultural Series Surf & 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 South Shore.
  • Wednesday, August 24 at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head.
  • Cape Hatteras Middle School in Buxton will host the Surf and Sound Series on Thursday, August 25.
  • Friday, August 26 at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo.

The first performances will be on Tuesday, August 23 at All Saints Episcopal Church on the South Shore and on Wednesday August 24 at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head. Dr. who has performed in Surf and Sounds Chamber Music in the past. Amanda Halstead is an exceptionally talented pianist whose understanding and love for music enables her to play even the most difficult compositions. Will be with wires. Both performances begin at 7:30pm and are free to the public

Flutist Debra Cross will perform with Fowler and Halstead in the first composition of the evening, by Philippe Gaubert. Three watercolors for flute, cello and piano. Cross is principal flutist for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra with a string of other credits to his name.

The Southern Shores and Nags Head concerts will feature more modern compositions by Gaubert and Nadia Boulanger. The performance will also feature Robert Schuman Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47.

Cape Hatteras Middle School in Buxton will host the Surf and Sound Series on Thursday, August 25, and the final Outer Banks performance will be on Friday, August 26 at the Dyer County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m., admission. is free for all.

Oboist Jaren Atherholt will accompany Fleming, Fowler and Kim in a program that will feature two selections from Mozart. his Divertimento for Violin, Viola and Cello K.563 is a string trio. his Oboe Quartet in F Major K.370. of Benjamin Britten Fantasy Quartet, Op. 2 will also be displayed. Atherholt is Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Jaren spends her 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 Surf & Sounds String Quartet have earned an international reputation for their creative prowess, performing before audiences across North America, Europe and Asia. An evening spent with musicians from the Surf & Sounds Chamber Music Series brings to life the beauty, artistry and talent of great musicians. Performed by world-class musicians, it turns an Outer Banks evening into a magical time.

For more information visit bryanculturalseries.org

Substantial support for this cultural offering of events is provided by Town Bank of Currituck, OBX Chevrolet Buick, Ramada Plaza Hotel in Kill Devil Hills and Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk.

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. The Board of Directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high-quality cultural programs. These programs will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts. The Board endeavors to recruit regionally and nationally recognized talent to maintain high standards.



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