Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dear Hurricane Florence:

The Carolina Chamber Music Festival is back.

Last night Calyx Trio, an all-female group, kicked off the festival in New Bern, N.C.’s beautiful Bank of the Arts building by performing works composed by women from different generations of classical music. Beyond the excitement of a typical opening night, it was a special evening for the Carolina Chamber Music Festival (CCMF), which had to postpone the festival last September due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Florence on eastern North Carolina.

Now in its 16th season of programming, CCMF is a non-profit organization devoted to bringing classical music to a diverse audience of eastern North Carolinians. The organization regularly receives program support from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Over the course of the festival, CCMF holds public concerts and community educational activities like in-school performances and residencies, workshops, open rehearsals, lectures and artists showcases. Carolina Chamber Music presents a range of world-class musicians from around the globe as well as a number of local North Carolina artists.

Their programming this year was developed to spotlight female composers and North Carolinians.

The festival runs through Saturday, January 12. Find an overview of what to expect below.

Wednesday Jan. 9th: Classical Lunch Concert 12-1 p.m.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street New Bern, N.C.
$15 general admission

Virtuoso pianist Melvin Chen performs transcendent works by Ravel and Brahms.

Thursday Jan 10th: After Work: Music for Four 6-7 p.m.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street
New Bern, N.C.
$25 general admission

Enjoy an evening of delightful tuneful music for piano and strings by the great Mozart and acclaimed American composer Florence Price. With host Finley Woolston of Public Radio East. Reception to follow.

Friday Jan 11th Festive Family Concert 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church-Session House
400 New St
New Bern. N.C.
Free Admission

Area youth piano, voice, and string students perform alongside CCMF artists. Reception to follow.

Saturday Jan 12th: Schubert Spectacular

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle St
New Bern, N.C.
$25 general admission

Artists from N.C. and beyond converge for an evening of masterpieces by Schubert alongside the riveting and moving work Open by N.C. composer Peter Askim, who will also be featured on bass in Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet for piano and strings. Reception to follow.