Presented by UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the inaugural Chamber Music Athens festival offers 10 days of performances by faculty, students and visiting artists, like the Jupiter and New York Philharmonic string quartets. Several programs take themes from their specific venues or other art forms, such as “Botanic Musicale: Music of Nature” at the State Botanical Garden and “Inspired by Romance: Kreutzer Sonata,” which includes excerpts from Leo Tolstoy’s Romantic novella, at Seney-Stovall Chapel. A special program at the Georgia Museum of Art will celebrate composer George Crumb’s 90th birthday with the Georgia premiere of “Metamorphoses,” a piano piece inspired by 10 famous paintings.
The Jupiter String Quartet, Peter Frankl and David Fung perform a program featuring music by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Dvorak.
(Day Chapel) "Spring Will Come!" features selections by Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn, Schubert, Puccini, Rachmaninoff and Brahms. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
Jupiter String Quartet, Mark Bobley, Michael Heald, Maggie Snyder and David Starweather perform selections by Janacek and Brahms in the program "Kreutzer Sonata." See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
The program "Metamorphoses" will be preceded by a panel discussion at 4 p.m. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
The program consists of selections by Schubert and Brahms. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
Hear concertos for violin, piano and string quartet by Mozart, Vivaldi and Elgar.