At this, the 50th anniversary integration at Converse College, we recognize the first African American students. This exhibit is created by students in HST 306/506: African American History, and features…Find out more »
Miles Hoffman has been named one of the most outstanding violists of our times with over 30 years experience. Appearing frequently in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, he has earned glowing reviews in repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. With the chamber ensemble he founded, The American Chamber Players, he has toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia.
He has written articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wilson Quarterly, among other publications, and his book, The NPR Classical Music Companion, is now in its tenth printing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Miles Hoffman lives with his family in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and he is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chamber Music at the Schwob School of Music in Columbus, Georgia.
About Reiko Uchida
First prize winner of the Joanna Hodges Piano Competition and the Zinetti International Competition, pianist Reiko Uchida has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Greenwich Symphony, and the Princeton Orchestra, to name just a few. Ms. Uchida made her New York solo debut in 2001 at Carnegie’s Weill Hall under the auspices of the Abby Whiteside Foundation.
She has performed solo and chamber music concerts throughout the world, including the US, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Finland, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic, in venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kennedy Center, as well as at the White House in Washington, D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
About the Friends of the Petrie School of Music
In 1983, a group of devoted faculty, administrators and community supporters formed the Friends of the School of Music. Among them was Carlos Moseley, whose world-wide musical connections helped establish Converse College as a venue for such eminent performers as Charles Wadsworth and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Yo-Yo Ma, Chanticleer, the Tokyo String Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio and many others. In 2004, the Friends of the Petrie School of Music renamed our concert series the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series.
For decades the name Carlos Moseley has been synonymous with musical excellence. This great musician was revered for his contributions to music not only in his hometown of Spartanburg, but also around the world. Carlos enjoyed a distinguished career as a concert pianist, professor, and as president of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Chairman of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York. He served on the boards of Converse College and Brevard Music Center, and was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School, Duke University, Wofford College and Converse College. He was also a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor available to a citizen of South Carolina. Most recently, Mr. Moseley was honored with a marker on the Spartanburg Music Trail.
Subscriptions to the Moseley series and additional donations to the Friends of the Petrie School of Music provide support for Converse music students and make possible an array of education activities by Moseley Series artists. These activities include master classes and open rehearsals at Converse, as well as programs at local high schools.
Season Subscription- $150
Orchid Subscription- $375
(3-year subscription for seasons 2017-18, 2018-19 & 2019-20)
Converse Faculty & Staff- $75
Non-Converse Student- $25
(Single Concert Entry)
General Single Concert Admission- $50