Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

2018 Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

Our upcoming 48th season in June-July 2018 will showcase some of the highest forms of artistry through music. Our wonderful string quartets, the Enso String Quartet, the Jasper String Quartet and the Tesla String Quartet will be returning. We welcome a world-famous counter-tenor to SCMF and a very special all-star ensemble consisting of principals of major symphony orchestras. Two world premieres are going to be featured this season – Chamber Music America has awarded Enso String Quartet with the commission of a brand new work for clarinet quintet, and St.Urban Concert Series commissioned our Artistic director, Inessa Zaretsky, a sextet for piano 4 hands and a string quartet. In addition, one of our concerts is dedicated entirely to the works of Schubert, with arguably his greatest masterpiece – the cello quintet – crowning the evening.

We look forward to sharing yet another spectacular season of music with you. Plan on joining us this June-July to get a taste of the musical mastery we bring to the beautiful Carolinas.


Sundays in July – 1, 8, 15 & 29 @ 3:00pm, July 22 @ 7:30 pm

PROGRAM 1, July 1st     –   Singular Sensation
Songs and Arias by Bach, Handel, Hasse, Poulenc
Felix Mendelssohn                 String Quartet in D major Op. 44 No. 1

PROGRAM 2, July 8th   –  New Voices
Ludwig van Beethoven  String Quartet Op.18 No.3
Alyssa Weinberg           Clarinet Quintet
(world premiere, commissioned by Chamber Music America)
Cesar Franck                 Piano Quintet

PROGRAM 3, July 15th    –    Schubertiad
Franz Schubert            String Quartet No.13 in A minor “Rosamunde”
Moment musicaux, Impromptu
String Quintet Op.163 in C major

PROGRAM 4, July 22nd     –     Fusion
Ludwig van Beethoven  String Quartet Op.18 No. 5
Inessa Zaretsky            Sextet for piano 4 hands and string quartet
(world premiere, commissioned by St.Urban Concert Series)
Claude Debussy            String Quartet in G minor

PROGRAM 5, July 29th      –    All Stars
Ernő Dohnányi              Serenade for string trio Op.10
Amadeus Mozart          Concerto for piano No.21 in C major
Antonín Dvořák’s          String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77


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