The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will kick off its 19th season on Sept. 27-28 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on the campus of East Carolina University.
Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian will join Ida Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Marcy Rosen, Peter Wiley and festival artistic director Ara Gregorian to perform Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings (arranged for string sextet), Johannes Brahms’ String Sextet No. 2 in G Major Op. 36 and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70.
The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival is in residence at the ECU School of Music and will present a full concert season in Greenville and Raleigh, as well as concerts and initiatives in Durham, Greensboro, Charlotte and Southern Shores.
Artists for the Sept. 27-28 season opening will be: Kashkashian, who won the 2013 Grammy Award for best classical instrumental solo and was awarded the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in America; Wiley, who has been a cellist for the Guarneri Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio; violinist Kavafian, an artist of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center and former member of the Beaux Arts Trio; cellist Rosen, a former member of the Mendelsohn String Quartet; violinist Hye-Jin Kim, who won first prize at the Yehudi Menuhin and Concert Artist Guild international competitions; and violinist/violist Gregorian, a former member of Concertante and the Daedalus String Quartet, and a current member of the Cooperstown Quartet.
“The Season Opening Extravaganza brings a star-studded lineup of artists to Greenville,” Gregorian said. “Our guest artists will thrill the audience and I can think of no better program to kick off our 19th season.”
There are seven concerts in the Greenville concert season, which includes four Classic Series concerts, two Chamber Music Dressed Down concerts and one Four Seasons Features concert. Additional Four Seasons initiatives include Winter Workshop 2019, six Next Generation concerts, Children’s Residency XII and Family Night.
IF YOU GO:
For season and individual ticket information, call the ECU Central Ticket Office at 252-328-4788, or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
For more information about the festival, go to www.ecu.edu/fourseasons or call 252-328-6019.
Greenville Concert Season
Season Opening Extravaganza: Sept. 27, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, 8 p.m.; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
The Miraculous Bartok: Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.; The Cupola Building
From the Homeland: Nov. 8, 7 p.m.; Nov. 9, 8 p.m.; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Chamber Music Monuments: Feb. 7, 7 p.m.; Feb. 8, 8 p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Brahms the Mentor: Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Location TBA
Four Seasons Features: Bach and the Violin: March 15, 7:30 p.m.; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Thrilling Season Finale: March 28, 7 p.m.; March 29, 8 p.m.; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Additional Greenville Four Seasons Concerts
Next Generation: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., free; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Winter Workshop Concert I: Jan. 4, 7 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Winter Workshop Concert II: Jan. 5, 7 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Winter Workshop Concert III: Jan. 6, 3 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Next Generation: March 16, 7:30 p.m., free; Wright Auditorium
Next Generation: March 17, 3 p.m., free; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Family Night: April 12, 7 p.m., free; TBA
Spring Celebration: May 12, 4 p.m. TBA
Summer Chamber Music Institute Concert I: June 9, 7 p.m., free; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Summer Chamber Music Institute Concert II: June 14, 7 p.m., free; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Summer Chamber Music Institute Participant Marathon Concert: June 15, 1 p.m.; free; A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
–Contact: John Holloway, firstname.lastname@example.org, 252-328-6019