World Class Performers & Classical Music Masterworks

The creation of a musical performance on a stage is an extraordinary event to behold. But something truly special happens when Chamber Music Charleston brings together an illustrious group of performers to grace the stage of Sottile Theatre.
This season’s musicians are a close-knit group of friends who come together from across the globe to spend a handful of days in Charleston exploring music and discovering the best way to bring the program to life for you – the audience.


$50 Section A
$40 Section B
$30 Section C
$25 Senior; $8 Student (Section B and C only)

Chamber Music with Friends concerts are for audiences age 10 and above.  In special circumstances, students ages 8 and 9 may be invited to attend if they are comfortable sitting quietly through an hour-long program of classical music. For audiences under 10, we recommend joining us for our Classical Kids Concert! Please email if you have any questions.

2023-2024 SEASON


For the series opening concert, we welcome JP Jofre, a master of the bandoneón. He will be joined by his good friend, violinist Francisco Fullana – a rising star in the classical music world. Together, these two talented musicians will lead a captivating performance alongside the musicians of Chamber Music Charleston in original compositions by JP Jofre paired with Richard Strauss’ Piano Quartet.
Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 3pm
JP JOFRE Selected Works
R. STRAUSS Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 13


Chamber Music Charleston is thrilled to welcome violinist James Ehnes to Sottile Theatre for a program of music for violin, cello, and piano. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, James is as comfortable performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra as he is playing the complete Violin Sonatas of Beethoven at Wigmore Hall. James will be joined by his good friend and collaborator Andrew Armstrong, praised for his “breathtaking technique and sensitivity” by the New York Times, and cellist Alice Yoo, whose “warm, rich tone and impeccable phrasing” (The Strad) have made her a sought-after performer
Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 3pm
GERSHWIN “I Got Rhythm”
SARASATE Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Piano
ARENSKY Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor
SILL “Three Visions” for piano solo
GLIERE “Eight Pieces” Opus 39 for Violin and Cello



The March concert is a spectacle of sound with the sonic fireworks of clarinet, horn, strings, and piano. Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and French horn player R.J. Kelly are joined by violinist Amy Schwarz Moretti, violist Matt Lipman, cellist Raphael Bell, and pianist Andrew Armstrong to create a truly unforgettable performance. This is a rare opportunity to experience the full range of these instruments, as they come together in perfect harmony for the grand finale of Chamber Music Charleston’s performances at Sottile Theatre.
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 3pm
RACHMANINOV Trio Elégiaque No. 1 in g minor
SAINT SAENS Romance, Op. 36 for Horn and Piano
GERSHWIN Prelude No. 1 in B-flat
DOHNÁNYI Sextet in C Major, Op. 37, for Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Clarinet and Horn