Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) has announced programming for the 2020-21 season, the organization’s 14th year of bringing world class chamber music concerts to Charleston’s audience.
Highlights of the 2020-21 season include the Ovation Concert Series, which begin on Oct. 13 at the newly renovated Sottile Theatre. Guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour will join musicians of CMC for a program of music including Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” and Beethoven’s “String Quartet Op. 95.” The performance draws upon the rich history of chamber music in Charleston and explores the connection to concerts of the Saint Cecilia Society in the early 1800s. This special series opening event has been selected as an official partnering event of the Charleston 350 Commemoration.
The Ovation Concert Series continues with three performances at the Dock Street Theatre and feature our talented musicians performing alongside such incredible guest artists as violinists Francisco Fullana and Amy Schwartz Moretti and pianists Phillip Bush and Andrew Armstrong.
The upcoming season will also feature four performances of the Salon Series, taking place in the historic setting of South Carolina Society Hall. The Salon Series opens on Sept. 27 with a special collaboration with the Actors Theatre of South Carolina to present “Beethoven: His Women & Music” and will continue with “A Classical Christmas” on Dec. 6, “Music of Romance” on Feb. 14 and “Rock and Rondo Redux” on April 11, 2021.
A full season of House Concerts continues with performances in the historic homes of downtown Charleston and grand living spaces of Kiawah Island and Bishop Gadsden. From string quartets to piano trios, musicians of Chamber Music Charleston will bring to life the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and Mozart within the intimate setting of a private home.
Chamber Music Charleston’s educational and outreach programs continue with in-school concerts and large scale public performances, including the return of “The Night Before Christmas” at Sottile Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 19. In-school performances will take place at elementary schools on Edisto, Wadmalaw and Johns Island.
Tickets and more information about individual concerts are available online at chambermusiccharleston.org or by calling 843-763-4941.