Four Seasons Chamber Music

Four Seasons Chamber Music

Enjoy outstanding Chamber Music from East Carolina University

3 Concerts May 14-16

Free Virtual Events

For the past twenty years, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival has brought the world’s most dynamic and accomplished musicians to North Carolina and beyond for concerts, master classes and interactive outreach initiatives. In residence at the East Carolina University School of Music, the festival has presented more than 330 public concerts and 550 master classes, including two performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and a six-concert tour of Israel.

Artists

Ara Gregorian, violin

Thomas Sauer, piano

Beethoven Project: The Final Four Links

Schedule of Events

FS in-Depth: The Final Four
May 9 – 5:00PM est
In-Depth looks at the final four Beethoven Sonatas for piano and violin and how they are brought to life, from the eyes and ears of our artists. What makes a performance great? What should you be listening for? Q & A opportunities abound.
LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82235768777
One-on-One with Ara and Tom
May 12 – 7:45PM est
Get to know Tom through an interactive interview, led by Ara Gregorian and you! Join us to ask questions and to learn more about our musicians - musically and personally.
LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82999743070
Concert I
May 14 – 7:45PM est

Livestreamed from Fletcher Music Center! The program will consist of Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano No. 8 and 9.
To watch this concert, follow these steps:
Visit fsdigitalconcerthall.com
Click on Watch Now!
Enter the password: finalfour
To speak with Ara and Tom following the concert, visit our virtual backstage here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8053448734
Concert II
May 14 – 7:00PM est

Livestreamed from Fletcher Music Center! The program will consist of Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano No. 8 and 9.
To watch this concert, follow these steps:
Visit fsdigitalconcerthall.com
Click on Watch Now!
Enter the password: finalfour
To speak with Ara and Tom following the concert, visit our virtual backstage here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8053448734

Concert III
May 16 – 3:00PM est

Livestreamed from Hayes Barton United Methodist Church! The program will consist of Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano No. 7 and 10.
To watch this concert, follow these steps:
Visit fsdigitalconcerthall.com
Click on Watch Now!
Enter the password: finalfour
To speak with Ara and Tom following the concert, visit our virtual backstage here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8053448734

Artists

Ara Gregorian

Ara Gregorian, violin

Violinist/violist Ara Gregorian made his debut as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra in Symphony Hall in 1997. He has appeared at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and in major metropolitan cities throughout the world including Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Cleveland, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Helsinki.

Gregorian is the founder and artistic director of Four Seasons and has appeared at the SpringLight (Finland), Storioni (Holland), Summer Solstice (Canada), Casals (Puerto Rico), Intimacy of Creativity (Hong Kong), Voice of Music in the Upper Galilee (Israel), Bravo! Vail, Taos, Sante Fe and Manchester festivals. He has performed extensively as a member of the Cooperstown Quartet, Concertante and the Daedalus Quartet.

Gregorian is the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Distinguished Professor in Music at East Carolina University where he has been on the violin/viola faculty since 1998.


Thomas Sauer, piano

Pianist Thomas Sauer has performed at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Merkin Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Musikgebouw and at Berlin’s Philharmonie. He has appeared throughout the world with his long-time duo partner Colin Carr, as well as with Midori and the Brentano String Quartet; has performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; has appeared at the Four Seasons, Taos, Portland, Seattle, Marlboro and Music@Menlo festivals; and performed as soloist with the Quad-City and Tallahassee symphonies.

Sauer’s varied discography includes recordings of Beethoven and Haydn piano sonatas for MSR Classics, the complete cello and piano works of Mendelssohn with Colin Carr on Cello Classics and a disc of Hindemith sonatas with violist Misha Amory on the Musical Heritage Society label. Sauer is a member of the music faculty of Vassar College and the piano faculty of the Mannes College of Music.


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