Chamber Music’s Southern Jewel debuts at Weill Recital Hall

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) will make its Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday, May 22 at 8 p.m.  PHOTO PROVIDED

After eight years sharing the excitement and splendor of chamber music in the ante-bellum historic homes and notable theaters of the Lowcountry, Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) will make its Carnegie Hall Debut at Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. 

Chamber Music Charleston’s ensemble of six core musicians and guest pianist Andrew Armstrong will present music of Mozart, Brahms and Gershwin. The program also includes the world premier of “Charleston Episodes” composed by Terry Vosbien specifically for CMC and this event.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to present our skilled musicians on such an important and national stage. We will highlight Charleston’s contributions to classical music interest, as well as the city’s musical importance nationally.  Charleston’s famed 19th century St. Cecilia Society began the musical Lowcountry tradition which later inspired Gershwin during his stay here. Our cultural heritage continues a rich and progressive association with classical music,” comments Sandra Nikolajevs, bassoonist, president and artistic director of Chamber Music Charleston.

Chamber Music Charleston founded in 2008 as a nonprofit organization is dedicated to presenting concerts of high artistic quality within inspiring Lowcountry settings.  The musicians’ chamber music is produced where it was originally meant to be - intimate performances in the parlors of downtown Charleston’s historic homes and the luxurious living areas of modern homes on Kiawah Island. As demand for tickets rose, performances spread to larger audiences in art galleries, historic churches and venerable theaters. Known for its innovative programming and quality performance, the organization has been able to develop a strong, growing audience of support throughout the greater Charleston area. 

Chamber Music Charleston’s May 22 program will be: Mozart  Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285, Gershwin, arr. Heifetz  Suite from Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano,

Brahms Quintet in f minor for Piano and Strings, Op.34, Terry Vosbein “Charleston Episodes” for Flute, Bassoon and String Trio (World Premier).

Musicians include Frances Hsieh and Nonoko Okada, violins; Ben Weiss, viola

Timothy O’Malley, cello; Regina Helcher Yost, flute; Sandra Nikolajevs, bassoon; and

Andrew Armstrong, piano

Tickets are $50 for general seating, available through Carnegie Charge 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org or at the Carnegie Hall Box office.


Notice about comments:

Moultrie News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Moultrie News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

On Vacation

On Vacation – Honduras

Tuesday, March 31, 2:25 p.m.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos

Moultrie News

© 2015 Moultrie News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.