February 22, 2024

FMU’s South Carolina Chamber Music Festival returns February 26

Francis Marion University will host the twelfth annual South Carolina Chamber Music Festival at the FMU Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre February 26 to February 29. 

This year’s program will include four performances featuring internationally acclaimed artists, including violinists Susanna Klein and Micah Gangwer, pianists Paolo André Gualdi and Chee-Hang See, cellist Eunice Koh, and the Balkan Quartet.

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival was created over a decade ago by FMU professor of music and piano virtuoso Dr. Paolo André Gualdi. 

“This year’s Festival includes a fantastic lineup of internationally-acclaimed artists,” Gualdi says. “It is so special and exciting to host musicians of such a high caliber at our university.”

The first performance will be held on Monday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and features violinists Susanna Klein and Micah Gangwer as well as Dr. Gualdi in “Dueling Violins.”

On Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m., cellist Eunice Koh and pianist Chee-Hang See will perform “Memos of Heritage: from Schumann to Rachmaninoff and Beyond.” 

On Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m., the Balkan Quartet will conduct a live recording of a new work by FMU music professor Brandon Goff. Admission is free but with very limited seating.

The Festival will conclude on Thursday, February 29 with a special 7:30 p.m. recital in the Steven F. Gately Gallery by the Balkan Quartet titled “Music of Serbia and the Balkans.” 

Tickets are $10 for the general public and are available at the FMU PAC Ticket Office at 201 South Dargan Street, Monday through Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, or by calling 843-661-4444. FMU students, faculty, and staff are admitted at no charge upon showing an FMU ID. 

For more information on the artists or individual performances, visit https://www.facebook.com/SCCMF/.