Chamber Music's Southern Jewel Returns to Weill Recital Hall

After ten years sharing the excitement and splendor of chamber music in the ante-bellum historic homes and notable theaters of the Lowcountry, Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) in partnership with Kiawah Island Real Estate will bring its distinctive performance of chamber music to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30pm. The performance is presented by Chamber Music Charleston.

Chamber Music Charleston's ensemble of six core musicians will be joined by internationally acclaimed guest violinist Jennifer Frautschi and cellist Edward Arron for a program of music by Mozart, Elgar and Brahms. The program also includes the world premiere of a new work by award winning composer James Stephenson composed specifically for CMC and this event.

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to present our skilled musicians on such an important national stage," comments Sandra Nikolajevs, Bassoonist, President and Artistic Director of Chamber Music Charleston. "Through our performance we will highlight Charleston's rich and progressive association with classical music - from the famed 19th century St. Cecilia Society to flourishing musical climate that our city enjoys today."

This performance commemorates Chamber Music Charleston's10th anniversary season while the performance partner, Kiawah Island Real Estate, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Island. "Kiawah Island and its residents have always had a vested interest in facilitating the arts in our greater Charleston community," says Kiawah Island Real Estate President Chris Drury. "We are honored to partner with Chamber Music Charleston to bring this premier 10th anniversary performance from the Lowcountry to New York City."

Chamber Music Charleston's May 4, 2017 program:

James Stephenson Lowcountry Rhapsody

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Flute Quartet in A Major, K.298

Sir Edward William Elgar Romance, Op.62 for Bassoon and Strings

Johannes Brahms Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

Regina Helcher Yost, flute; Sandra Nikolajevs, bassoon; Jennifer Frautschi and Frances Hsieh, violin; Ben Weiss and Jenny Weiss, viola; Edward Arron and Timothy O'Malley, cello

Tickets are $50 for general seating, available through CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org or at the Carnegie Hall Box office at 57th and 7th.

About Chamber Music Charleston:

Chamber Music Charleston founded in 2006 as a nonprofit organization is dedicated to presenting concerts of high artistic quality within inspiring Lowcountry settings. The musicians' chamber music is produced where it was originally meant to be -- intimate performances in the parlors of downtown Charleston's historic homes and the luxurious living areas of modern homes on Kiawah Island. As demand for tickets rose, performances spread to larger audiences in art galleries, historic churches and venerable theaters. Known for its innovative programming and quality performance, the organization has been able to develop a strong, growing audience of support throughout the greater Charleston area.

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