November 1, 2011
Beaufort, SC- On November 6th the University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series will open for its 33rd season, consisting of five concerts at the USCB Center for the Arts, running through April of 2012. For the full schedule and exact dates please visit www.uscb.edu/festivalseries. New and returning performers will be welcomed by Artistic Director and cellist, Edward Allen.
This season offers internationally renowned artists who will be performing works from a great variety of composers, such as Mozart, Beethoven, Boccherini, Richard Strauss, Schumann, Dvorak, Kreisler and many more. Music will be performed by artists such as: Violinists Jesse Mills, Kyung Sun Lee and Yehonatan Berick; pianists Jeewon Park, Gilles Vonsattel and Rieko Aizawa; soprano Hyunah Yu; and the Brooklyn Rider, string quartet.
The Brooklyn Rider quartet is scheduled to perform in February 2012. This string quartet is well known for bringing a contemporary and fresh approach to their performances in chamber music. National Public Radio states that they are “recreating the 300 – year old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st century ensamble.”
USCB Chamber Music Series is a not for profit program as ticket sales do not cover expenses. The series depends on Friends of the Festival and donations. Friends of the Festival will be hosting three receptions throughout the season.
Doors at the November 6th concert will be opening at 4:00pm, with the concert beginning at 5:00pm. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased by calling Staci Breton at 208-8246. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
About USCB Festival Series
USCB Festival Series was founded in 1979 by USCB professor Mary Whisonant. Over the years the USCB Festival Series has presented many world renowned artists. In 1983, USCB Performing Arts Center opened and became the venue for these performances. Harriet Keyserling assumed directorship after Professor Whisonant’s retirement. Edward Arron is the current 2011 Series Artistic Director and Host.
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