Smart Bets: Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

BET Chamber Music Festival

Back for its 48th year, the annual Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival is composed of a quintet of programs, a new one of which will be performed June 30-July 29 at Warren Wilson College on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Waynesville’s First United Methodist Church on Sundays at 3 p.m. (except for July 22 at 7:30 p.m.). The kickoff program (June 30-July 1) features the Jasper String Quartet, countertenor Nicholas Tamagna and pianist Inessa Zaretsky performing songs and arias by Bach, Handel, Hasse and Poulenc, as well as Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in D major Op. 44, No. 1. Next up is the Enso String Quartet (Program 2, July 7-8) and The Tesla String Quartet (Programs 3 and 4, July 14-15 and 21-22). An all-star ensemble of Zaretsky, Alexander Velinzon (violin) Elisa Barston (violin), Tatjana Mead-Chamis (viola), Mihail Istomin (cello) and Joe McFadden (bass) close out the series July 28-29. $25 per show or $100 for a season ticket at a single location. scm-festival.com. Photo courtesy of Tesla String Quartet

SHARE
About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.