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The Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music Series 2014-2015 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

Please join us as we celebrate the inaugural season of The Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music Series at Wofford College in honor of our former president. His vision, support and passion for music ensured the success of the series, which is presented with free admission as a gift to our community.

Affectionately known to all Terriers simply as, “Bernie,” Dr. Dunlap is celebrated all over the globe as a visionary, legendary scholar and humanitarian. As the only college president to have been included as one of 50 presenters for the first TED TALK, Dr. Dunlap has been described as “a true polymath whose talents span poetry, opera, ballet, literature and administration.” He was also the only college president to have been invited by The Cleveland Orchestra to give a Pre-Concert Talk for a program that included a World Premier. 

In our 9th year, we honor ourselves by naming the series in his honor. The Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music Series at Wofford College celebrates his passion for life and music. Sitting front center for all of our concerts, Dr. Dunlap is our most avid fan, often leading us to a standing ovation with his enthusiastic exclamations! Together with his life-long love, his wife, Anne, he attended every concert of every year during his extremely busy life as the president. Thank you, dear Bernie. 

With great admiration and gratitude,
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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Schubert Adagio in E flat, opus posthumous; Rachmaninov Trio Elegiac #1 in G minor; Brahms Trio #2 in C major, Op. 87 

Featuring faculty members of The Schwob School of Music: Alexander Kobrin, piano (winner of Van Cliburn International Competition, faculty member at New York University); Sergiu Schwartz, Violin (graduate of The Juilliard School); Wendi Warner, Cello (winner of Rostropovich International Competition) 

Kobrin  Warner  Schwartz 

Wednesday, February 4, 2014

Shostakovich 3 Duets for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 97d; Fritz Kreisler selections; Sparkling Tchaikovsky “Souvenir of Florence” Sextet for Strings, Op. 70 

Featuring William Preucil, Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra and his daughter, Alexandra Preucil, Associate Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra; William Ransom, Professor of Piano at Emory University and Director of Highlands/Cashiers Festival in North Carolina; members of The Vega Quartet, Yinzi Kong (Viola) and Guang Wang (Cello); Charae Krueger (Cello); and Eun-Sun Lee, Professor of Music at Wofford (Viola

W. Preucil  L. Preucil 
E. Lee  Ransom 

Thursday, March 5, 2014

Our “Tribute to Bernie: The Four Big Bs” program with works by composers who Bernie, our “Big B,” considers his “Three Big B's” 

Featuring Eun-Sun Lee, Violin, and Kate Ransom, Violin, (Serafin String Quartet) with William Ransom, Piano, performing works of Bach, Beethoven and Bartok

E. Lee  Kate Ransom  Ransom 

Additional Information

DIRECTIONS:
For directions and a campus map, visit wofford.edu/directions.

Our street address is:
Wofford College
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.

ELEVATORS:
Enter the back of Main Building from either the portico or history suite on the right. Follow the signs.

DONATIONS:
To support the Dunlap Chamber Music Series, please contact Dr. Eun-Sun Lee at LeeES@wofford.edu or visit wofford.edu/gifts.