PORT LUDLOW — Cellist Pamela Roberts and pianist Michael Carroll will present a concert at the Port Ludlow Beach Club at 2 p.m. Saturday.
They will be joined by guest artist Howard Gilbert on snare drum at the concert at 121 Marina View Drive, Port Ludlow.
The concert is free and no tickets are required. Masks are recommended for audience members and there will be a short reception after the concert.
“We are thrilled to provide this local opportunity for community members to hear some of the greatest classical chamber music ever written,” Carroll said.
The concert features an interesting mix of inspirational works for cello and piano.
First on the program is Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in G minor (Op. 5, No. 2) written in 1796.
Featured next will be Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 – Andante, written in 1901.
The following piece was started during and then completed after WWII.
“Orphaned as a teen, Francis Poulenc was a highly accomplished French pianist,” who completed his Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, FP 143 in 1948, organizers said.
Two movements are included in this concert — the Cavatine and the Allegro – Tempo di Marcia.
The program will end with three shorter melodic pieces.
“Lush Life” was written by Billy Strayhorn while still a teenager in the early 1930s.
“Pure Imagination” is a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (sung by Gene Wilder).
“Oblivion” is by Astor Piazzolla.
Biographers estimate he wrote 3,000 pieces and recorded 500.
Roberts, who lives in Quilcene, was recognized as a national cello talent by age 11. Awarded the top music scholarship at the University of Washington for five years and a three-year fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival, she became faculty cellist at the University of Puget Sound.
She was principal cellist of the Tacoma Symphony and 5th Avenue Theatre Orchestra in Seattle.
Carroll, who lives in Port Ludow, began piano study at age 8 and studied with several teachers, most notably Robert Van Meter at Clarion State College in Pennsylvania.
Since moving to Seattle in 1990, he has played numerous recitals and chamber music performances and concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Poulenc and Bartok.