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2017-18 Concerts

The 2017-18 Fabian Concert Series welcomes internationally recognized artists. Please join us this season as we Explore the Great Masters!

Events are subject to change. Please call ahead to verify. Download a PDF version of concerts.

September 4

Monday
3 p.m.

Labor Day Festival Concert

 

The 2017 Labor Day Festival wraps up with a free concert featuring some of the top high school seniors in the country, playing alongside Center distinguished faculty and current Center students.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public, first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

September 18

Monday
7 p.m.

McDuffie Student Concert

Bell House Jennings Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.


September 26

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 25
Master Class with Paul Watkins
Bell House Jennings Salon
315 College Street
Free Admission; time to be announced

Fabian Concert Series
Dvořák Viola Quintet in E flat major, Op. 97

Rebecca Albers, viola
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Annie Fullard, violin
Paul Watkins, cello
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

Paul Watkins, newest member of the Emerson String Quartet, joins Lawrence Dutton and other distinguished Center faculty in a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Dvořák's Viola Quintet.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $15 for adults; free with Mercer or any valid student I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.


September 28

Thursday
7:30 p.m.


Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Ward Stare, conductor

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

October 10

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Fabian Concert Series

Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

The Cortona Trio

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Julie Albers, cello
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

 

The popular trio returns with Tchaikovsky's dark and brooding masterwork, said to be the most difficult of all his works for piano.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $15 for adults; free with Mercer or any valid student I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

October 16

Monday
7 p.m.

McDuffie Student Concert

Bell House Jennings Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

November 2

Thursday
7:30 p.m.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Ward Stare, conductor

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

November 6

Monday
7 p.m.

McDuffie Student Concert

Bell House Jennings Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

November 14

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 13
Master Class with Andrew Armstrong
Bell House Jennings Salon
315 College Street
Free Admission; time to be announced

Fabian Concert Series
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano: Cycle I

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Andrew Armstrong, piano


The Beethoven sonatas are a touchstone for violinists and pianists, setting the standard by which all other sonatas are judged. Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti and pianist Andrew Armstrong will perform the first of a cycle of three concerts of these great sonatas that will conclude in the year 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $15 for adults; free with Mercer or any valid student I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

December 4

Monday
7:30 p.m

Tuesday, December 5
Master Class with the Ehnes Quartet
Bell House Jennings Salon
315 College Street
Free Admission; time to be announced.

Fabian Concert Series
Beethoven String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3

Ehnes Quartet

James Ehnes, violin

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Richard O'Neill, viola

Edward Arron, cello


The last movement of this quartet has been called "almost impossibly fast" -- and the Ehnes, with their dramatic, virtuosic style of playing, are more than up for the challenge.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $15 for adults; free with Mercer or any valid student I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.


January 12-13

Friday, January 12
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 13
3 p.m.

All-Beethoven Marathon featuring McDuffie Center students

 

Center student groups perform some of Beethoven's most beloved chamber works in two concerts over two days.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

February 12

Monday
7 p.m.

McDuffie Student Concert

Bell House Jennings Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

February 20

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Ward Stare, conductor

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

February 24

Saturday
7:30 p.m.

Robert McDuffie in concert*

 

World-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie returns to Beulahland Bible Church and the discussion on race. Please check back for details.

 

*This concert is not part of the 2017-18 Fabian series.

 

March 13

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 12
Master Class with David Finckel and Wu Han
Bell House Jennings Salon
315 College Street
Free Admission; time to be announced.

Fabian Concert Series
Grieg: Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 36

David Finckel, cello

Wu Han, piano


Winners of Musical America's coveted Musicians of the Year in 2012, the renowned husband-and-wife duo bring their irrepressible energy to the Center, performing Grieg, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $15 for adults; free with Mercer or any valid student I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

March 27

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Fabian Concert Series
Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout", D. 667

David Kim, violin

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Jeff Turner, double bass

Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

 

The Center's newest faculty join Moretti and Pridgen to perform Schubert's lighthearted "Trout".

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $15 for adults; free with Mercer or any valid student I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

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April 9

Monday
7 p.m.


April 27

Friday
7:30 p.m.

 

McDuffie Student Concert

Bell House Jennings Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 


Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Ward Stare, conductor

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

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