The Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music Series 2016-2017 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

Join us for a season of “Passion and Romance,” starting with Tchaikovsky’s exciting “Souvenir of Florence” and Mendelssohn’s sparkling Octet, led by concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, William Preucil, and introducing the Canterbury Quartet with members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

We will celebrate last year’s generous donation of a wonderful 7-foot Steinway grand piano from Mary Ann Claud and Dr. Olin Sansbury with a performance by pianist Alexander Kobrin, along with cellist Wendy Warner. Also, new this season is the internationally acclaimed saxophonist Ashu, whose musicality and stage presence brings vibrancy, warmth and enchantment.

I will perform a unique benefit recital with my friend and colleague William Ransom, pianist and professor and director of the Schwartz Performing Arts Chamber Music Series at Emory University and the artistic director of the Highlands-Cashiers Music Festival. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your continued support of our series. Join us!

Dr. Eun-Sun Lee, Director

Free Admission

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 p.m.

Tchaikovsky String Sextet, Op. 70, “Souvenir of Florence,” and Mendelssohn String Octet, Op. 18, featuring William Preucil, concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra; Alexandra Preucil, associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra; the Canterbury Quartet; members of the Vega Quartet; and Eun-Sun Lee, violin.

W. Preucil L. Preucil

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7 p.m.

Alexander Kobrin, pianist, winner of the Van Cliburn Competition and professor of piano at New York University, in a program of Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, Rachmaninoff Transcriptions and with Wendy Warner, cellist, winner of the Rostropovich Competition, for the Shostakovich Cello Sonata. 


Wendy Warner Alexander Kobrin

Monday, November 7, 2016, 7 p.m.

Introducing Ashu, saxophonist, in a program featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, etc.


Monday, February 27, 2017, 7 p.m.

Eun-Sun Lee, violinist and professor of music at Wofford, and William Ransom, pianist and director of the Schwartz Performing Arts Center Concert Series at Emory University and director of the Highlands-Cashiers Music Festival, will perform a unique benefit recital. Come, celebrate, contribute and make it your series!

Ransom E. Lee

Additional Information

For directions and a campus map, visit

Our street address is:
Wofford College
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, S.C. 20303

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 or visit