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We'll take you deep into the woods tonight with David Popper's suite for cello and orchestra, "In the Forest."

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Commissioning music from contemporary composers is one of the core missions of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.  This morning we'll enjoy a piece written for the festival by Bruce Adolphe.

For much of his life, Brahms tried to avoid comparisons with his hero, Beethoven, and that included writing music for ensembles Beethoven never did. Tonight we'll enjoy Brahms' String Sextet No. 2.

The 12th Century poems Carl Orff used in his Carmina Burana show us that the Middle Ages weren't so different from our times, with romance, hanging out in a tavern, and the unreliability of Fortune.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

Lou Harrison's "Main Bersama-sama" for horn and gamelan illustrates how collaborative playing music is. The title translates to "playing together." We'll enjoy it tonight.

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