The artistic director hopes to make chamber music accessible and enjoyable

By | September 17, 2022

Rising up in Natchez, Mississippi, Invoice Horne was not uncovered to chamber music. In truth, the Mill Valley resident and pianist did not meet him till he was in his late 40s. Now in his eighties, he has made up for misplaced time by launching headlong into the world of chamber music as a listener and performer over the previous few many years.

By his work aiding within the planning and manufacturing of Chamber Music Marin’s live performance sequence, he hopes to reveal folks, particularly youthful generations, to the music he has come to like a lot.

Chamber Music Marin, previously often known as Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, is celebrating its fiftieth season with a brand new identify and a brand new live performance sequence starting October 2. For extra data, go to

Q What introduced you to Marin?

A I got here to the Bay Space after graduating from medical college and lived in San Francisco for just a few years, then was drafted into the Vietnam Warfare and stationed in Europe. After I got here again to the Bay Space I had a child then and was searching for a pleasant place to boost children and I lucked right into a home in Mill Valley the place we now have lived for 50 years.

Q How did you become involved in what’s immediately Chamber Music Marin?

A I found his chamber music sequence after discovering chamber music and beginning to play chamber music myself. I used to be a participant at first, however then-president Larry Snyder found my curiosity and data of chamber music and requested me to volunteer on the board of administrators as chair of this system, selecting and recommending who could be for the subsequent season. . It is enjoyable, with numerous insider data.

Q What are some memorable exhibits you have seen?

A After I joined the board, their tendency was to solely have East Coast or abroad bands as a result of they had been thought-about particular. Since I labored within the native chamber music scene I steered that we should always help the locals as a result of we now have nice ensembles right here within the Bay Space and we help them by reserving a minimum of one per season. We had some excellent ones just like the Telegraph Quartet and the Cypress String Quartet.

Q How did you get began in music?

A I began piano classes on the age of 6. My mom was a piano instructor however was good sufficient to not educate me due to the facility battle. It is one thing we shared collectively. I actually give him credit score for unintentionally educating me to sight learn whereas taking part in piano music with me. It taught me rhythm and velocity studying.

Q How did this result in chamber music?

A I say I bought into chamber music for all of the flawed causes. I used to be bored with taking part in a wind instrument in an orchestra the place you rely the bars and play just a few notes and I used to be a bit of bored with taking part in the piano alone and I found the music of room, which actually enhances my sight-reading. I can learn the music very effectively and hold on and comply with the band, even when it is one thing I do not know very effectively. In chamber music, it’s a must to take heed to everybody and interpret the music collectively. I began going to chamber music exhibits and across the identical time I bought concerned with the Chamber Musicians of Northern California and their workshops, and located folks to play with via that.

Q What do you want on this music?

A It is extra intimate. I like our concert events as a result of folks could be near the musicians and for me it is so intimate and thrilling to be within the presence of people that make music. I like with the ability to hear the creaking of chairs, seeing the sweat, it makes me really feel extra actual. A extra intimate and quick feeling.

Q What are your hopes together with your work?

A I need to expose extra folks to chamber music. I feel it is an underrated artwork kind. Many youngsters, like me, take music classes and aren’t launched to chamber music. It is an actual crime. It sounds elitist to some folks, however I feel it is simpler as a result of in case you’re up shut it is simpler to listen to and fewer stuff and devices to comply with. It is extremely accessible and nice.