November starts with one of our most eagerly anticipated concerts of the season as violinist James Ehnes makes his Chamber Music Charleston debut with cellist Alice Yoo and pianist Andrew Armstrong.  Then, just days later, Francicso Fullana returns to work with the string students at the Charleston County School of the Arts for the third annual Residency.  We continue with House Concerts, CMC TWO Fall Concert, and the debut of a brand new, young string quartet. 

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Sunday, November 5th at 3pm at Sottile Theatre

Renowned violinist James Ehnes is joined by cellist Alice Yoo and pianist Andrew Armstrong for a program of solos, duos, and trio.  From Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” to Sarasate’s virtuoso fantasy on theme of Bizet’s “Carmen,” this program explores all the various colors, textures, and sounds created by this trio.  The program concludes with Arensky’s lush Piano Trio in d minor.


Thursday, November 9th at 7pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

As part of the CMC Youth Chamber Music Initiative, guest violinist Francisco Fullana joins the Charleston County School of the Arts Sinfonietta for a special performance of “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”  The program also includes a lively version of  Vivaldi’s “La Folia,” Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 8 and Tchaikovsky’s “Andante Cantabile.”


November 7th – 14th at various locations

The second set of House Concerts brings together music for flute, cello, and keyboard instrument.  Flutist Regina Helcher Yost and cellist Timothy O’Malley are joined by harpsichordist Julia Harlow for music of Bach at Bishop Gadsden and pianist Irina Pevzner for music of Martinu and Rachmaninov in Dowtown Charleston and Kiawah Island.  All performances are SOLD OUT.


Friday, November 17th at 7pm at West Ashley Theatre Center

Musicians of the CMC TWO program perform chamber works including movements from Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1, Dohnyani’s Serenade for String Trio, Haydn’s “The Bird” Quartet, Dvorak Bagatelles, and Mahler’s Piano Quartet.   Part of the Youth Chamber Music Initiative, this program is presented free of charge with donations accepted at the door.


Tuesday, November 28 at 7pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

Join us for a very special event as we introduce you to a newly formed string quartet made up of some exceptional musicians who are at the very beginning of their professional solo careers. 
This performance is presented free of charge, but donations are encouraged in celebration of #GivingTuesday.


Wednesday, November 22 – Tuesday, November 28, 2023

On Tuesday, November 28th, we will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.  We are thrilled to announce that we now have a dollar for dollar match available for all contributions made up to $9,000 for all donations made between November 22-28!