S.C. Chamber Music Festival returning for an eighth year
Francis Marion University’s South Carolina Chamber Music Festival returns to campus and the FMU Performing Arts Center this February.
The festival, in its eighth year, will provide five nights of unforgettable jazz and classical music, beginning on Feb. 23.
The festival, curated by Francis Marion professor of music and piano virtuoso Dr. Paolo Gualdi, will hold four performances at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence, and one on the university’s main campus at the Kassab Recital Hall within the Hyman Fine Arts Building.
The first performance, Where Jazz Meets Classical, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. at the Kassab Recital Hall and will feature Gualdi as pianist, bassist Natalie Boeyink, drummer Jon Hill, and violinist Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi. The concert is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Terranova Trio of violinist Christian Zamora, cellist Yun Hao Jiang, and pianist Irina Pevzner will perform at the FMU PAC’s Black Box Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $5.
The Stephen Anderson Jazz Trio will headline the Black Box Theater beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Tickets for the performance are $5.
Concert goers will be witness to a special occasion on Friday, Feb. 28 as the Balkan Quartet premieres a new work by FMU associate professor of Music Technology, Dr. Brandon Goff, in a live recording session. This event is free and open to the public.
The festival concludes on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29, with an exhilarating jaunt through eastern Europe with the Balkan Quartet at 7:30 p.m.
For more information,. visit www.facebook.com/SCCMF, or call the FMU Performing Arts Center.