Chamber Music Charleston's 2014-15 season, announced last week, will include the popular Ovation Concert Series, featuring regular and guest artists performing in a setting that includes food and wine.
The piano duo Vladimir Pleshakov and Elena Winther will open the series with a performance of Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances and Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals." The latter piece is scored for pianos, winds, strings, percussion and narrator.
The series also will include Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major Op. 81, Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat Major and the world premier of Jim Stephenson's "Dialogue of Self and Soul" for bassoon and piano quintet.
House concerts remain the foundation of Chamber Music Charleston, offering chamber music in intimate downtown parlors and exquisite living spaces of Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Daniel Island and I'On.
A new collaboration between Chamber Music Charleston, UNED!TED and Charleston Dance Institute will result in the presentation of "Ancient Tales," three original ballets inspired by old-world stories. The performance, planned for February at the Sottile Theatre, will combine professional and amateur dancers with live chamber music.
The Classical Kids Concert Series continues in the new season with performances at the Sottile Theatre and the Charleston Museum Auditorium and will feature collaborations with the Actors' Theatre of South Carolina and Ballet Academy of Charleston.
Guest artists will include pianist Andrew Armstrong, violinists Amy Schwartz Moretti and Anthea Kreston, harpist Vonda Darr, pianist Laura Ball and organist Murray Somerville.
For more information, visit www.chambermusiccharleston.org.