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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CHAMBER MUSIC WITH FRIENDS
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.”
HOUSE CONCERT SERIES
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.
CMC TWO FALL CONCERT
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.
#GIVINGTUESDAY SPECIAL EVENT
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.
#GIVINGTUESDAY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Wednesday, November 22 – Tuesday, November 28, 2023