Classical: Blue Door

Blue Door Chamber music group poses for a picture

WhenThursday, August 25, 7pm


Price$15 admission

Now in its 17th season, the duo of cellist Arthur Cook and pianist Deborah Gilwood returns to PAAM for an evening of chamber music, featuring works by Barber, Beethoven, Webern, and Brahms.

Pianist Deborah Gilwood and cellist Arthur Cook founded the Blue Door Chamber Music series in the summer of 1999. Enthusiastic audiences come to Blue Door’s concerts at PAAM for evocative and adventurous programs featuring some of New York’s leading chamber musicians.

Deborah Gilwood and Arthur Cook began to collaborate in 1985 and their performances and recordings have captivated audiences ever since. The Newark Star-Ledger noted, “one marveled at their delicate yet taut reading, flawlessly paced….They gave ample demonstration of technical strength, musical intelligence, expressive power and open ears.” Of their recent CD, Censored by Hitler: The Rediscovered Masterpieces, issued by Centaur records, Fonofone Magazine says, “Their performance is full of intensity…a performance deserving wide attention from the public.” American Record Guide says, “as romantic as I have ever heard.”

The duo continues to perform on many chamber music series, which have included those at Princeton University, the Beethoven Festival at Oyster Bay, Haverford College, Rutgers University, the New Horizons Series at the Greenwich House Music School in New York, the Mannes College of Music, the New School, the Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, the Harvard Club, and Lincoln Center.