Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series is celebrating its 42nd season featuring six concerts between 2023-2024. Listen to world-renowned musicians in the intimate venue of Daniel Recital Hall, followed by a post-concert champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception for most of the events, where you can meet and talk with the performers.
Carlos DuPré Moseley founded the “Friends of the School of Music Chamber Music Series” in 1983, bringing internationally renowned musicians, including Yo Yo Ma and Marilyn Horne, to Converse. Moseley’s expertise in the music business attracted top performers to Converse, while keeping ticket costs low for guests.
The 2023-24 Carlos Moseley Series offers individual tickets and season subscriptions. Ticket prices range between $12.50 and $60. Season subscriptions range between $50 and $225. *Converse University faculty, staff, and students, as well as students at other institutions and active military, please contact Joyce Thomason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-596-9018 to order discounted tickets.
2023-24 Carlos Moseley Series
Sharon Isbin, guitar and Jessica Rivera, soprano
September 25, 2023
GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin was named the 2020 Musical America Worldwide Instrumentalist of the Year, the first guitarist ever to receive the honor. Isbin has appeared as soloist with over 200 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in many of the world’s finest halls including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris’ Châtelet, Argentina’s Teatro Colón, and Madrid’s Teatro Real.
GRAMMY Award-winning soprano Jessica Rivera is one of the most creatively inspired vocal artists today. The intelligence, dimension and spirituality with which she infuses her performances has garnered Ms. Rivera unique artistic collaborations with many of today’s most celebrated composers and conductors.
MoseleyNext: The Akropolis Reed Quintet
October 20, 2023
As the first reed quintet to grace the Billboard Charts (May 2021), Akropolis, the untamed band of 5 reed players and entrepreneurs, are united by a shared passion: to make music that sparks joy and wonder. Winner of 7 national chamber music prizes including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, Akropolis delivers 120 concerts and educational events each year and has premiered over 130 works.
Petrie at the Piedmont
November 13, 2023
The Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series and The Petrie School of Music will present an evening of exceptional performances and delectable hors d’oeuvres at Spartanburg’s Piedmont Club. Enjoy a banquet created by Executive Chef Carlin Morrison and her team of chefs with a program of light classics, favorites, and salon showpieces performed by members of the Petrie School faculty and students.
The King’s Singers
February 26, 2024
The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivaled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations. What has always distinguished the group is their comfort in an unprecedented range of styles and genres, pushing the boundaries of their repertoire, while at the same time honoring their origins in the British choral tradition.
March 22, 2024
Empire Wild is a genre-bending, crossover trio featuring classically-trained musicians as a vehicle for their shared love of musical exploration – fusing the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway and more into their songwriting and composition. The group’s debut EP Paper Seasons features all original songs, highlighting the Trio’s unique sound and instrumentation. Based in NYC, Empire Wild has brought its signature mix of original music, inventive covers, and twists on the classical canon to audiences nationwide.
The Isidore String Quartet
April 22, 2024
Winners of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory. The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of ‘approaching the established as if it were new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’
Isidore String Quartet cultivates joyful, accessible, and intimate experiences that create community through in-depth relationships and explore the power of the collective to uplift the individual.