An extraordinary roster of internationally renowned musicians will headline the 26th season of the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series.
The schedule includes performances by The American Chamber Players (Sept. 22), who will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their first appearance at Converse, The Hamann Sisters (Nov. 10) and the Guarneri String Quartet (March 2). A bonus concert by violist Miles Hoffman and Reiko Uchida (piano) is scheduled for April 13.
Each performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the campus of Converse College.
Admission to the performances is by subscription for a fee of $125 per person per season. For membership information, contact Sarah Spigner in Converse’s Petrie School of Music at (864) 596-9193 or send an e-mail.
The American Chamber Players; Sept. 22, 2008
The New York Times praised The American Chamber Players for their “warm, seductively luxurious sound and impressive precision and unity of purpose,” while the Washington Post stated simply that “they have established standards of chamber music performance equal to any in the world.” They have toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia, and have traveled to Paris for a series of special gala concerts at the Paris Opera and the Bibliothèque Nationale.
They have also been heard countless times on National Public Radio’s "Performance Today" and on local radio stations throughout the United States, and they are the resident ensemble of the June Chamber Festival at the Kreeger Museum, in Washington, DC. They have recorded music of Mozart, Bruch, Bloch, Stravinsky, Harbison and Rochberg for a series of compact discs and cassettes distributed internationally on the Koch International Classics label.
The group’s performance at Converse will feature a performance of Beethoven’s magnificent Septet for winds and strings.
The Hamann Sisters; Nov. 10, 2008
In just a few years, the Hamann Sisters have won international recognition, captivating audiences and critics alike wherever they appear. Amy and Sara Hamann are the first American Piano Duo to win the Absolute First Prize in the Fryderyk Chopin Concorso Pianistico Internazionale, held in Rome, Italy and the First Prize winners of the International Grieg Competition, held in Oslo, Norway.
In 1999, they became the youngest First Prize winners in the history of the National Federation of Music Club’s Ellis Competition for Duo-