The Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music Series 2015-2016 Season
"Music is indeed among the forms of magic ... the soul itself takes flight, and body, mind and spirit are nurtured ..."
-Dr. Benjamin B. Dunlap
As we celebrate the 10th year of our newly named series in honor of our former president, I want to thank everyone who supported us. Your attendance pays tribute to the importance of fine classical music. To quote Dr. Dunlap, “if you make a list of things that are truly indispensable and keep paring it down until only three or four items are left, isn’t music there still? Moving through time as music does, it’s close to life itself.”
In this spirit, I’m happy to announce that we have established The Benjamin B. Dunlap Endowment Fund in order that we may continue to offer our concerts — admission free — as a gift to our community. I hope that you will contribute to ensure that there will be fine music, in Dr. Dunlap’s words, “for as long as there is a Wofford College.” The prestige of our series grows as the many fine artists return for performances that elevate our spirits and stature in the classical music world.
Returning to Leonard Auditorium are my friends and colleagues from The Juilliard School, violinist Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Jon Kimura Parker, who have graced the most prestigious international concert halls and are faculty members at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The Vega Quartet, in residence at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, made their Spartanburg debut in Leonard Auditorium, and they will perform for us again before their upcoming Berlin and Vienna debut in November. For our final concert, I will be joining in “A Family Affair,” featuring concertmaster and associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, the father and daughter duo violinists, William Preucil and Alexandra Preucil, joined by my “earth brother” pianist, William Ransom, professor at Emory University and artistic director of The Highlands-Cashiers Festival in North Carolina, along with our heavenly “sister” cellist, Charae Krueger.
Dr. Eun-Sun Lee, Director
Founded in 2005, the Department of Music offers an annual Chamber Music Series bringing to campus international guest artists for a stimulating festival of chamber music which is offered free to the public to promote the arts at Wofford, as well as the Upstate community.
Over the years the chamber music series has featured pianists Kyoko Hashimoto; William Ransom and Sandra Rivers; violinists William Preucil, Concertmaster of Cleveland Orchestra; David
Kim, Concertmaster of Philadelphia Orchestra; as well as Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cellist of Eroica Trio, The Vega Quartet, and others.
All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.
Monday, October 26, 2015- 7 p.m.
The Vega Quartet
The Vega Quartet will perform Hugo Wolf’s “Italian Serenade,” Zhou Long’s “Song of the Ch’in” and Mendelssohn’s “Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44.”
Members of The Vega Quartet are Domenic Salerni and Jessica Shuang Wu, violins; Yinzi Kong, viola; and Guang Wang, cello.
Thursday, February 11, 2016- 7 p.m.
Cho-Liang Lin, Violin, and Jon Kimura Parker, Piano
An all-Viennese program. The internationally acclaimed duo will perform Mozart Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 379; Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; and Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 #2.
Thursday, March 10, 2015- 7 p.m.
William Preucil, Violinist and Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra; Alexandra Preucil, Violinist and Associate Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra; William Ransom, Pianist and Artistic Director of Highlands-Cashiers Festival; Eun-Sun Lee, Viola and Professor at Wofford College; Charae Krueger, CellistA family affair! The performance will include Bach Trio Sonata in C Major for Two Violins, Cello and Keyboard; Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1 #3; and Dohnanyi Piano Quintet in C minor, Op. 1.
For directions and a campus map, visit wofford.edu/directions.
Our street address is:
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, S.C. 20303
PARKING / HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY:
Handicapped parking is available directly behind the building, Evins Street entrance. Other parking is provided near the Campus Life Building and the Olin Building, also accessible from Evins Street.
Enter the back of Main Building from either the portico or history suite on the right. Follow the signs.
To support the Dunlap Chamber Music Series, please contact Dr. Eun-Sun Lee at LeeES@wofford.edu or visit wofford.edu/supportWofford/