Swannanoa Chamber Festival begins June 29

Jun 25, 2014
Enso String Quartet

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the longest running chamber music festivals in the United States, presents its 45th season to the listeners of Western North Carolina.

The five week festival will perform concerts in Swannanoa in Kittredge Theater on the Warren Wilson College campus on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 and in Waynesville at the Waynesville Performing Arts Center on June 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27.

For the first concert we welcome back the Grammy nominated Enso String Quartet, pianist Inessa Zaretsky, and Bill Hoyt on horn. The Enso Quartet will open the program appropriately with a quartet by the man who is generally regarded as the “Father of the String Quartet”, Franz Joseph Haydn.

After opening with Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1, we will hear the rarely performed Quintet for Horn and String Quartet by famous American songwriter, Alec Wilder.

Wilder, whose music contains both classical and jazz elements, is most famous for the song  “I’ll Be Around.” The quartet will then join Inessa and perform one of the most beloved of classic chamber music pieces, the romantic, lush, Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $21.40 for individual tickets and $80.25 for a series ticket. For more information about the programs and musicians, please visit our website at swannanoachambermusic.com.

For more information, call 828-771-3050 or email chamber@warren-wilson.edu. In Waynesville 828-452-0593.

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