The 2017 SWANNANOA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to the FINE ARTS CENTER in Greenville! Five Monday nights of magnificent chamber music starting on July 3rd!

In 2015, for the first time in 45 years, the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival came to Greenville, choosing the Fine Arts Center as one of three performance sites for their concerts. It was such a success that the Festival is returning again this year. From July 3rd-31st, the Fine Arts Center will be hosting five spectacular concerts. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1970, The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival is the premier chamber music festival of The Carolinas. This year, SCMF will present over 15 events at 3 different venues during its five-week season.

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival is unique amongst classical music festivals for its approach to performance – which values the audience experience, and favors close, intimate interaction between listener and performer. All performance venues, artists, and ensembles that take part in SCMF share this common value.

For a full schedule, visit the Music Festival site HERE.

Here’s a rundown of this year’s performances at the Fine Arts Center. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 3rd, PROGRAM I: TO RUTH,

Guests: Inessa Zaretsky, piano; Jasper String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn        String Quartet in E minor Op. 44 No. 2
Giovanni Sollima           Quintet for Percussion and string quartet
Donnacha Dennehy       Pushpulling (2007)
Dmitri Shostakovich     Piano Quintet Op. 57

 

MONDAY, JULY 10th, PROGRAM II: BERCEUSE

Guests: Jasper String Quartet; Itamar Zorman, violin; Liza Stepanova, piano; Inessa Zaretsky, piano

Franz Josef Haydn   String Quartet in D minor Op. 76 No. 2
Ben-Haim                    Berceuse for violin and piano
Sergei Prokofiev       Sonata #1 in f minor for violin and piano
Ernest Chausson       Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet

 

MONDAY, JULY 17th, PROGRAM III: SUMMERTIME

Guests: Members of the Enso String Quartet; Courtney Johnson, soprano; Inessa Zaretsky, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven   String trio in c minor Op.9 #3
Robert Schumann            Songs (selections)
Spirituals      
Johannes Brahms            Piano Quartet in c minor
Puccini and Gershwin    Selected arias

MONDAY, JULY 24th, PROGRAM IV: IMAGE OF SOUND

Guests: Tesla String Quartet; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Inessa Zaretsky, piano

Sergei Prokofiev   String Quartet #1 in b minor
Sergei Prokofiev   Overture on Hebrew Themes
“The Image of Sound”  Mixed media world premiere
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    Clarinet Quintet K.581

MONDAY, JULY 31st. PROGRAM V: FINALE

Guests: Vadym Kholodenko, piano; Tesla String Quartet; Inessa Zaretsky, piano