Concerts

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This year’s Fabian Concert Series begins a tour of music from six different countries, in six different concerts, over the span of the 2019-2020 season. Reserve your seats today and enjoy performances by some of today’s top classical musicians in the McCorkle Music Building’s intimate Fickling Hall. Tickets are $15 per person/free with Mercer or any valid student ID. Purchase season tickets and save! Call (478) 301-5470 to subscribe and reserve by phone, or pay at the door.

Events are subject to change. Please call (478) 301-2886 to verify. 

Young Artist Concert #1 (7 p.m., Jennings Salon)

Center students perform chamber and solo works in the Bell House’s wonderfully intimate Jennings Salon.

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free admission. Seating is limited, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Fabian Concert #1 “French Fantasy” (7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall)

Opening night brings a new face to the Fickling Hall, cellist Leo Singer, a rising soloist, chamber musician and teacher. This program bring us to the country of France with Ravel ‘s riveting Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, followed by various French songs arranged for string quartet and ending with the virtuosic Quintet for Piano and String Quartet by Cesar Franck. Involving Center Artist Faculty and young artists, this concert kicks off what promises to be a phenomenal season.

Annie Fullard, violin

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Becca Albers, viola

Leo Singer, cello

Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

McDuffie Center Young Artists 

PROGRAM

Ravel Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano 

Chansons for String Quartet. 

            Edith Piaf: La Vie En Rose

            Kosma/Prévert: Les Feuilles Mortes (“Autumn Leaves”)

            Debussy: Claire de Lune

Franck Quintet for Piano and String Quartet 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Tickets $15 per person/free with Mercer or any valid student ID. Call (478) 301-5470 to reserve or pay at the door. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Young Artist Concert #2 (7 p.m., Jennings Salon)

Center students perform chamber and solo works in the Bell House’s wonderfully intimate Jennings Salon.

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free admission. Seating is limited, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Master Class with Edward Arron

Celebrated Chamber Musician and teacher works with Center Cello students in a masterclass setting. 

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free and open to the public. Time to be announced; for more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Fabian concert #2 “Chart-topping” Czechs” (7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall)

Center Distinguished Bassist Jeffrey Turner, known for his versatile career as an orchestra musician, chamber musician and teacher, brings his wealth of knowledge, joining forces with guest artist cellist Edward Arron, McDuffie Center Faculty and Young Artists for an evening of spectacular Czech music. From the lesser-known works of Martinu’s Duo for Violin and Cello No.1and the Songsof Josef Suk to the ever popular and loved Dvorak Bass Quintet, this evening’s program will bring you into this world of varied color palates, sounds and emotions.  

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Emily Brandenburg, viola

Edward Arron, cello 

Jeffrey Turner, bass

McDuffie Center Young Artists 

PROGRAM

Martinu Duo for violin and cello no. 1.

Josef Suk Songs 

            Sousadeska

            Elegie

            Ella Polka

Dvorak Bass Quintet

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Tickets $15 per person/free with Mercer or any valid student ID. Call (478) 301-5470 to reserve or pay at the door. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Program: Mozart Divertimento K. 136,  Caroline Shaw Entr’acte, Bartok Divertimento 

Ward Stare, conductor

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free admission, no reservations. For more concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Fabian Concert #3 “Italian Innovation” (7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall) 

The Center will feature renowned concert violinist and founder Robert McDuffie for what will undoubtedly be a magical night of Italian music. Join us for an evening of delightful music, which includes Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Robert McDuffie, violin

McDuffie Center Young Artists 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Tickets $15 per person/free with Mercer or any valid student ID. Call (478) 301-5470 to reserve or pay at the door. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Center Young Artists Concert

Center students perform chamber and solo works in the Bell House’s wonderfully intimate Jennings Salon.

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free admission. Seating is limited, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Master Classes with James Ehnes, Richard O’Neill and Edward Arron 

The Ehnes String Quartet works with Center Chamber Groups in the Jennings Salon. 

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free and open to the public. Time to be announced; for more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Fabian Concert #4 (Russian Rhapsody” (7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall)

The Ehnes Quartet, hailed for their “Dream team line-up” (Strings), makes a much anticipated return to Fickling Hall, to perform a concert of the Great Russian Master. Including Shostakovich’s Tenth String Quartet, the famous “Nocturne”from Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2, followed by the incredible orchestral sounding String Quartet No. 1by Tchaikovsky, the Ehnes Quartet will guide attendees through some of the most beautiful and exhilarating music of the string quartet genre. 

Ehnes Quartet

James Ehnes and Amy Schwartz Moretti, violins

Richard O’Neill, viola

Edward Arron, cello

PROGRAM

Shostakovich Quartet no. 1

Borodin Nocturne from Quartet no. 2

Tchaikovsky Quartet no. 1

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Tickets $15 per person/free with Mercer or any valid student ID. Call (478) 301-5470 to reserve or pay at the door. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Vibrant Vienna Chamber Extravaganza 

Center student chamber groups present the first of a two-concert marathon featuring the works from the Viennese School. The concerts are the culmination of students’ work over the previous semester with chamber music coaches Annie Fullard (Cavani Quartet) and Lawrence Dutton (Emerson String Quartet).

Center Young Artists

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free admission, no reservations. For more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Vibrant Vienna Chamber Extravaganza 

Center student chamber groups present the second of a two-concert marathon featuring the works from the Viennese School. The concerts are the culmination of students’ work over the previous semester with chamber music coaches Annie Fullard (Cavani Quartet) and Lawrence Dutton (Emerson String Quartet).

Center Young Artists

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free admission, no reservations. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Program: Anna Clyne “Prince of Clouds” and Suk Serenade 

Ward Stare, conductor

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free admission, no reservations. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Center Young Artists Concert

Center students perform chamber and solo works in the Bell House’s wonderfully intimate Jennings Salon.

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free admission. Seating is limited, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Chamber Music Master Class with Jeewon Park

Pianist Jeewon Park gives a chamber masterclass to McDuffie Center Students. 

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free and open to the public. Time to be announced; call (478) 301-2886 for more information.

Fabian concert #5 “Amazing America” (7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall)

This evening of iconic American music will feature the artistry of concert pianist, Jeewon Park and two principal members from the Atlanta Symphony, flutist Christina Smith and bassoonist Andrew Brady. Also new to the Fabian series is clarinetist Bixby Kennedy. A NYC-based performer, he holds positions in the New Haven and Albany symphony orchestras, is a member is the chamber ensemble Frisson and performs regularly at the Marlboro Music Festival. Whether you are a fan of fiddle tunes, jazz, hymns or spirituals this concert has a little something for everyone. The program includes John William’s Air and Simple Gifts, Charles Washington’s Midnight Child,George Gershwin’s Three Preludes as well as Aaron Copland’s incredibly beautiful, charming, lyrical and memorable Appalachian Spring. 

Annie Fullard, violin

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Emily Brandenburg, viola

Daniel Tosky, bass

Christina Smith, flute

Andrew Brady, bassoon

Bixby Kennedy, clarinet

Jeewon Park, piano

McDuffie Center Young Artists 

PROGRAM

John Williams Air and Simple Gifts

Midnight Child (1987) Charles Washington

Mark O’Connor

Emily’s Reel 

Misty Moonlight Waltz 

Gershwin Three Preludes arr. Kennedy

Rhapsody (2015) Christopher Alan Schmitz 

Copland Appalachian Spring 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Tickets $15 per person/free with Mercer or any valid student ID. Call (478) 301-5470 to reserve or pay at the door. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert - Grand Opera House

University Orchestra concert #3 featuring Concerto Competition Winner

Program: Mason Bates Icarian Rhopsody and Bizet symphony in C 

Ward Stare, conductor

Grand Opera House. Free admission, no reservations. For more concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Center Young Artists Concert

Center students perform chamber and solo works in the Bell House’s wonderfully intimate Jennings Salon.

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free admission. Seating is limited, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Chamber Music Master Class with Andrew Armstrong

Pianist Andrew Armstrong gives a chamber masterclass to Center Students. 

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free and open to the public. Time to be announced; call (478) 301-2886 for more information.

Fabian Concert #6 “German Greatness” (7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall)

Closing out the season, the duo of violinist and Center Director, Amy Schwartz Moretti and pianist, Andrew Armstrong reunite to perform the sixth, seventh and tenth Violin Sonatas of Beethoven. This, the final concert of their three-year project to perform all 10 violin sonatas to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020, will surely be an incredible musical experience to end this season of musical travels.

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Andrew Armstrong, Piano

Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 30, no. 2 

Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, no. 1 

Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Tickets $15 per person/free with Mercer or any valid student ID. Call (478) 301-5470 to reserve or pay at the door. For concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Center Young Artists Concert

Center students perform chamber and solo works in the Bell House’s wonderfully intimate Jennings Salon.

Bell House, 315 College Street. Free admission. Seating is limited, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (478) 301-2886.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Program: Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht and Arthur Foote Suite in E major, Op.63 

Ward Stare, conductor

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free admission, no reservations. For more concert info, call (478) 301-2886.

Final Chamber Music Performance 

McDuffie Center Chamber Ensembles give their final performance of the year. 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free admission, no reservations. For more concert info, call (478) 301-2886.