The Lenape Chamber Ensemble is presenting the second of its two Summer Gala Concerts on Saturday, July 31, at 8 p.m., at Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Building Auditorium at 700 E. Butler Avenue in Doylestown. This final Lenape concert of the summer season offers an intriguing combination of musical styles and eras, and includes one particularly unusual composer.
The program begins as the early classical specialist, violinist Katie Hyun, and prizewinning pianist Marcantonio Barone perform the Sonata No. 2 in A Major for violin and piano by Joseph Bologne-Le Chevalier de Saint-George, born in 1745 in the French colony of Guadeloupe.
Hyun will then be joined by violinist Cyrus Beroukhim, violist Dana Kelley and cellist Alberto Parrini for Edvard Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, which became one of the most original and influential quartets of the late 19th century.
Barone, Beroukhim and Parrini will return to the stage to perform Beethoven’s Piano trio in B-flat, the dynamic “Archduke,” composed in 1811 and dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, the younger brother of the Emperor of Austria and a pupil of Beethoven.
Members of the audience can meet and chat with the musicians at a reception following the concert.
Free parking is accessible from the New Britain Road or Route 202 entrance, a short distance from the State Street exit off Route 611. There is also SEPTA train service on the R5 from Philadelphia for the stop at the Delaware Valley University parking area.
Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students. They’re available at the door or online at lenapechamberensemble.org. Call 610-294-9361 for more information.