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Mallarmé Chamber Players artists are available as soloists and ensembles for concerts, weddings, receptions, and other celebrations.

We can bring your dreams to reality with our professional musical ensembles custom designed especially for your personalized musical needs. Mallarmé offers music and performers of the highest quality and has 31 years of experience.

Please contact artistic director Suzanne Rousso with inquiries regarding concert performances. suzanne@mallarmemusic.org OR 919-560-2701

Wedding ceremony services include prelude, ceremony music, recessional and postlude.
Receptions or other events including funeral or memorial services.

We can arrange for a soloist, duo, trio, quartet or quintet for your event.

Arrangements of popular classical music such as Wagner and Mendelssohn wedding marches, Bach’s Air on the G String, Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Trumpet Voluntary and others are available for all ensembles. Classical and Baroque repertoire for all ensembles includes works by Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart and Haydn. Mallarmé can also customize selections to reflect customer preferences in repertoire and style (i.e. jazz, contemporary, Renaissance, etc.).

Included in fees for each event:

One hour face-to-face consultation with the Artistic Director concerning music and logistics.
Access to staff via phone and email prior to event.
Locations within the Triangle area; there is an additional travel fee for events outside of Durham, Raleigh or Chapel Hill.
Formal, casual or business attire.
Music and music stands

Fees start at $350 – please call 919-560-2701 or email office@mallarmemusic.org so that we can customize your musical experience.

 

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Michael Burns - bassoon (Ode to Joy - Episode 3)
As an active performer, Michael Burns enjoys roles as a soloist, in chamber groups, and orchestrally...

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...with numerous recent performances at International Double Reed Society conventions, recitals and masterclasses throughout North America, Germany, Italy, China and the South Pacific. He performs as principal bassoon with the Asheville Symphony and the North Carolina Opera and as bassoonist in the EastWind Ensemble and Blue Mountain Forecast.

He also performs regularly with regional groups such as the Greensboro, Charlotte, and North Carolina Symphonies and as a guest with the Ciompi Quartet and Mallarmé Chamber Players.

He has recorded for the Centaur, CAP, Telarc, EMI, Klavier, and Mark labels and his solo CD Primavera: Music for Bassoon and Piano by Bassoonists, was released to critical acclaim on the Mark Masters label. A new CD Glass Ghosts is scheduled for release in 2020.

He performed extensively with the Cincinnati and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and he held Principal positions with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Midland/Odessa, Richmond, and Abilene Symphonies.

Burns plays on a Moosmann 222CL 5SC Thin Wall bassoon.

Burns' primary position is as Professor of bassoon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In summers, he has been associated with several Festivals including the Clazz International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy, Eastern Music Festival, The Summer Bassoon Extravaganza, Music for All/Bands of America Summer Symposium, the Affetti Festival, New England Music Camp and the Bocal Majority and Operation O.B.O.E.

Prior to accepting the position at UNCG, he also taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Indiana State University and Midland College.