Picnic in the Park with the Phoebus Quartet

Sunday, June 6, 2021

James Island County Park, Wappoo Shelter

871 Riverland Dr, Charleston, SC 29412

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Chamber Music Charleston’s Youth Chamber Music Initiative with a special debut performance by the Pheobus Quartet.   Bring your own chairs or reserve a picnic table – and be sure to pack a picnic if you’d like.  We will provide the dessert!

Please plan to arrive any time after 5:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes.

Masks are required unless seated in your chair and while eating or drinking.

Reservations are required and space is extremely limited – don’t wait to reserve your space!

Please use the link above to reserve your space.  This event is free of charge, although there is a $2 per person fee to enter the park.   A limited number of picnic tables are available to reserve.

We request that you have a group of 3-6 to request a picnic table

We recommend bringing your own comfortable folding chair to this performance.  If you do not have a chair to bring, you are welcome to reserve one of CMC’s lightweight black folding chairs


Charlton Singleton: Testimony (2020)

Giacomo Puccini : Crisantemi, for string quartet (1890)

Franz Joseph Haydn Quartet No. 62 in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Emperor (1797)


Elaina Gable, violin; Simran Mehta, violin

Yosef Chang, viola; Peter O’Malley, cello

Event Details

~ Safety is our priority and our staff and volunteers will be wearing proper PPE.

~ Masks are required unless seated in your chair and while eating or drinking. Masks must be worn when interacting with CMC TWO musicians, CMC musicians and volunteers.

~ Limited capacity, pre-registration is required

~ Concert area open at 5:30 p.m.; Music is from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

~ Hand sanitizer will be available on-site.

~ Tents and umbrellas are not allowed at this event.

~ Pets are not permitted at this event.

~ This is a family-friendly event meant to be enjoyed while social distancing, so please be mindful and courteous of your neighbors.

About the Phoebus Quartet

The Phoebus Quartet was formed in October 2020 by Elaina Gable and Simran Mehta (violins), Yosef Chang (viola) and Peter O’Malley (cello).  In February 2021 they became inaugural members of the CMC TWO program, a student mentoring program of the nonprofit organization Chamber Music Charleston.

The Phoebus Quartet has been selected as a 2021 “Piccolo Spoleto Rising Star” and will participate in a Piccolo Spoleto program in June.  In addition, the quartet was selected to be one of eight participants in the 2021 University of South Carolina Chamber Music Day, receiving coachings and masterclasses from members of the Parker Quartet and members of the USC faculty.

All members of the Phoebus Quartet are students at the Charleston County School of the Arts where they are members of the Sinfonietta and Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Chris Selby.  They have participated in the South Carolina All State program and the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra.