The Classical Ideal: Music & Architecture in Harmony
Join us at Edgewater, Ayr Mount, and Millford for a unique experience at these historic houses. This concert series highlights the themes of classicism and romanticism that are resonant in music, architecture and decorative arts of the first half of the 19th century.
A three-part concert series, featuring Robert deMaine (Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Simon Adda-Reyss (Associate Professor of Keyboard Studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris). Click here to read more about the musicians.
Millford, Pinewood, SC
Saturday, September 23
A unique opportunity that combines world-class music and one of the finest examples of Greek Revival residential architecture in America. Click here for details.
A limited number of discounted student tickets are available. Please contact us for more details and to request tickets.
All proceeds from ticket sales go towards Classical American Homes’ mission to preserve, protect, and open to the public examples of classical American residential architecture, surrounding landscapes and scenic trails, as well as fine and decorative arts of the first half of the 19th century.
About the Musicians
Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” Robert deMaine is a highly sought-after solo artist and chamber musician. DeMaine is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is a frequent guest artist at many of the world’s premier chamber music festivals, recently featured as a soloist at the 2016 Piatigorsky Cello Festival. DeMaine’s playing is noted for its “beautiful singing tone, lapidary technical precision, and a persuasive identification with the idiom of the music at hand.” As a recitalist the great works for cello and piano as well as the suites of J.S. Bach remain staples of his repertoire, and as one critic noted, his playing was “magnificent” and that his “technical brilliance is surpassed only by the beauty of tones he produces.”
DeMaine has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, Auditorium du Louvre, the Seoul Arts Center, as well as the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and Conservatory and London’s Wigmore Hall, among others. He is the recipient of a career grant from the Helen M. Saunders Foundation, and the gift of a Vuillaume cello from the Cecilia Benner Foundation.
Simon Adda-Reyss began playing the piano at age 8. Admitted to the Conservatoire National de Région (CNR) in Paris at the age of 13, Adda-Reyss continued on to the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) in 1994, where he was awarded the first piano prize.
Both at the piano or organ, either as a soloist or as a participant in chamber music, Adda-Reyss has performed at notable venues including the great hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the direction of Yuri Bashmet, and at the Chanel Chamber Music Festival at Ginza in Tokyo. He has partnered with violinists Julien Dieudegard, Akiko Yamada and Nemanja Radulovic, as well as cellists Atsushi Sakai, Mark Drobinsky, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Nicolas Altstaedt, and Robert deMaine.
Adda-Reyss was the recipient of the Ermend-Bonnal Prize (winner of the first André Marchal International Organ Competition in Biarritz). He is an associate professor at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique in Paris. Adda-Reyss regularly performs in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, and the Maison de Radio-France.