Chamber music is one of the more successful events at Spoleto in Charleston, but you don’t have to pay big bucks for tickets or drive to Charleston for some of the best chamber music around.
If you like chamber music or think you might like to try it out, check out the performances next week at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.
Francis Marion University will host five days of chamber music and lectures featuring FMU faculty and renowned chamber music performers in the Black Box Theatre at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. The event is being organized by FMU Assistant Professor Dr. Paulo Gualdi who will also play the piano during several of the events. Gualdi told the Patriot, the student newspaper at FMU, ” We have invited some top notch world class performers. It is rare to have a group of six musicians all gathered in five days performing.”
In addition to Gualdi, FMU faculty performing include Brandon Goff, composer; Terry Roberts, on the horn and Dan Hull on the guitar.
Guest artists include:
- Cármelo de los Santos, violin – Brazil (University of New Mexico)
- Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, violin – Serbia (UNC Wilmington)
- Heidi Lucas, horn – USA (University of Southern Mississippi)
- Sinisa Ciric, viola – Serbia (Georgia Perimeter College)
- Martin Gueorguiev, cello – Bulgaria (Oxford College of Emory University)
- Marcos Machado, double bass – Brazil (University of Southern Mississippi)
The series begins Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. with a Romantic Soiree with music by Frank and Brahms with Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi on the violin; Heidi Lucas, on the horn; and Gualdi on the piano. Tickets are $5.
On Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. there will be free lecture by Heidi Lucas on “Dealing with Performance Anxiety: Setting Yourself Up to Have More Successful Performances.
On Wednesday, February 27 the performance “From Blues to Tango” will feature music by Gershwin, Garner, Piazzolla and others, featuring a new work by Brandon Goff.
Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, violin; Martin Gueorguiev, cello; Marcos Machado, double bass; Terry Roberts, horn; Dan Hull, guitar; and Gualdi on the piano. Tickets are $5.
On Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. there is a free Master Class by Marcos Machado.
On Friday, March 1 the performance “Great Masterworks” features by Schubert and Brahms
with Cármelo de los Santos on the violin; Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi on the viola; Martin Gueorguiev on the cello; Marcos Machado on the double bass; and Guald on the piano. Tickets are $5.
Free admission for all students with valid ID. For more info please call the PAC Box Office at 843.661.4444 or contact Dr. Paolo André Gualdi at email@example.com
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