The Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Players will present the triple enchantments of rhapsody, romance and rapture in its concert, "Permutations of Three," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd.
Performers will be Rachel Ciraldo on flute, Christopher Lowry on viola and Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr on harp.
The program is part of the symphony's Lamar Chamber Series and includes a musical love letter written by Lowry, the symphony's principal violist.
"'Love Poem' is among my first compositions, originally written as a present for my high school sweetheart, who is a harpist," Lowry says. "The simple and tender melody is vaguely reminiscent of an Irish folk tune. 'Love Poem' is a warm, friendly piece, ideally suited to the beautiful timbres of the viola and harp."
The ensemble also will perform "Studies in Nature, After Ernst Haeckel." This lush designs of nature are musically captured in this piece inspired by the illustrations of biologist Ernst Haeckel, whose work also influenced early 20th-century art and architecture, especially Art Nouveau.
Also on the program are Ravi Shankar's "L'Aube Enghantee sur le Raga — The Enchanted Dawn," and Claude Debussy's "Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp."
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling (225) 388-0500 or visiting brso.org.