Festival Series

Festival Series Chamber Music Concerts

Since 1979, the USCB Festival Series has presented internationally renowned artists, such as pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Jeremy Denk, violinists Joshua Bell and Robert McDuffie, flautist Paula Robison, cellist Carter Brey, and the Brooklyn Rider, Emerson, Tokyo and St. Lawrence Quartets. 

With Charles Wadsworth, credited by many with reviving interest in chamber music at Lincoln Center and at Spoleto Festivals in Italy and Charleston, and Edward Arron, director of the amazingly popular and  critically acclaimed New York Metropolitan Museum chamber series for the past decade, the quality of the musical selections and the talents of the artists have surprised and delighted audiences, who come from throughout the region.

For the enjoyment of everyone, please be advised that these concerts are not suitable for infants and young children. Admission is at the discretion of the management. 

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Coming Sunday, December 11th at 5 pm
Brooklyn Rider with Edward Arron

 Brooklyn Rider

Join us on Sunday, December 11th for the return of the internationally acclaimed Brooklyn Rider  –  Johnny Gandelsman, violin, Colin Jacobsen, violin, Nicholas Cords, viola, Michael Nicolas, cello—to the USCB chamber music series.   Hailed as “the future of chamber music” by Strings, Brooklyn Rider offers an eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that attract a cross-section of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world and rock critics alike.
The quartet will be joined by Festival Series host and cellist Edward Arron. The program’s pieces will include compositions from 1789 to 2015.  The evening will be a grand opening for the holidays.

Click here to watch a recent interview with Brooklyn Rider by Sarah Willis of Sarah’s Music.

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January 29, 2017 ~ 5 pm
USCB Center for the Arts

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Brahms: Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata for Violin and Piano
Massenet: Élégie for Soprano, Piano and Cello
Schumann: Intermezzo from
F-A-E Sonata for Violin and Piano, WoO 22
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben fo
Voice and Piano, Opus 42
Robert Kahn: Two Songs for Soprano and Piano Trio, Opus 46 (1906)
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Opus 87

Hyunah Yu, soprano
Anna Polonsky, piano
Erin Keefe, violin
Edward Arron, cello

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March 5, 2017 ~ 5 pm
USCB Center for the Arts

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Mozart: String Trio in One Movement in G Major, K. 562e, Anh. 66
Arvo Pärt: Mozart-Adagio for Piano Trio (1992/1997)
Mozart: Piano Quartet in g minor, K. 478
Alfred Schnittke: Moz-Art à la Haydn for Violin and Viola (1977)
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493

Jeewon Park, piano
Tessa Lark, violin
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Edward Arron, cello

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April 30, 2017 ~ 5 pm
USCB Center for the Arts

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Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
Glière: Duets for Violin and Cello, Opus 39
Alfred Schnittke: Musica Nostalgica for Cello and Piano (1992)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in a minor, Opus 50

Andrew Armstrong, piano
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Edward Arron, cello

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