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Inaugural Columbus Chamber Music Series Debuts This Week and Will Be Directed by Henry Kramer

The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University has announced a new chamber music series that will feature top classical musicians from around the world.

The 2021-22 season will present four concerts throughout the academic year in Legacy Hall, housed within the River Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to the concert performances, guest artists will give masterclasses to Schwob School of Music students during short-term residencies while they're in Columbus.

Concerts will take place twice a semester, and will be open to the public in accordance with the University System of Georgia's COVID guidelines.

"Our hope in presenting these concerts is that they will connect the Columbus community and Schwob School of Music students to the greater American musical culture while also presenting some of the most stunning and enlightening works of the classical repertoire," said Kramer. "The programs offered will bring wonderful artists to Columbus to collaborate with our faculty on stage and with the community in your ears and souls. Our deep gratitude goes to Kay Broda, who has generously supported this series."

The first concert will take place on September 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM in Legacy Hall and is titled "Post-War Transcendence: Emerging from Trauma" works by Ligeti and Messiaen. The concert will feature guest artists Jinjoo Cho, Tara O'Connor, Bixby Kennedy, Eric Reed, Peter Kolkay, Henry Kramer, James Austin Smith, Lisa Oberlander, and Mihai Marica. Tickets are free.

For more information, watch the video below produced by Schwob School of Music.


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