Post and Courier
September 22, 2014

Charleston Music Fest finale includes difficult Chausson sextet, features violinist Elamr Oliveira

Posted: 04/20/2014 12:01 a.m.
By Adam Parker

The College of Charleston's School of the Arts presents the final chamber music recital of its Charleston Music Fest.

The program, called "From Baroque to the Romantics," is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St.

The program features the Passacaglia for Violin and Cello by Halvorsen, based on Handel's Suite No. 7 in G minor; selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons" and Chausson's intense Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21.

Musicians include Elmar Oliveira, Micah Gangwer and Alexander Boissonault on violin; Sandra Robbins on viola; Natalia Khoma on cello; and Volodymyr Vynnytsky on piano.

Guest violinist Elmar Oliveira is the only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow's Tchaikovsky International Competition. He also won the Avery Fisher Prize in 1983.

The chamber music concerts are organized by Khoma and violinist Lee-Chin Siow, both College of Charleston faculty members.

Individual tickets are $30 and can be pre-ordered by calling 953-6575 or by visiting go.cofc.edu/cmf.