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Explore the keyboard masters

Robyn Carmichael

Explore the keyboard masters

Have you ever wondered what or who inspired the great composers to write their masterpieces? Explore this theme by joining acclaimed international pianist Robyn Carmichael at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center on Sunday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m. for her highly popular “Romantic Masters and Their Muses.”

This program, the final concert of the spring season of the “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, provides a rare glimpse into the lives of four great masters of the keyboard: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn. Discover many new insights about these great geniuses in a program combining music, poetry, images and commentary.

Audiences and critics have praised pianist Robyn Carmichael for her “extraordinary poetry” and “lush, thrilling and intensely personal” performances. Carmichael’s distinctive style has defined her concerts across the U.S. and Europe.

The life and works of the great Polish composer Chopin have always had a special significance for Carmichael because of her Polish/Scottish ancestry. In 2003, the International Fryderyk Chopin Society invited Carmichael to play at Ostrogski Palace in Warsaw and Chopin’s birthplace home, Zelazowa Wola. She also played premieres of a rare Liszt work titled “Salve Polonia,” in Poland and the U.S. under the auspices of the Liszt Society of Poland and the Polish Arts and Culture Foundation.

Carmichael has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Concert Hall at City Halls (Glasgow, Scotland), Ostrogski Palace Concert Hall (Warsaw, Poland), CAMI Hall in New York City, Denver’s Municipal Auditorium, San Francisco’s Nourse Theater, the Salk Institute, the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, Radziejowice Palace (Poland), and many other music venues in the U.S. and Europe. She has appeared on radio and TV and has played chamber music with members of the New York Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Meet the artist at a complimentary reception following the concert.

There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Boulevard. Call (858) 538-8158 or visit www.srfol.org for more information.

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