Edward Arron & Friends Chamber Music Series Coming to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County | Arts & Culture
Camden—The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to bring Edward Arron & Friends to Camden for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series on Friday, December 7. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m., immediately following the gallery opening for the Camden ART Fall show featuring the works of the members of Camden ART, an affiliate of the FAC. The concert will feature selections by Beethoven, William Bolcom, Pierre Jalbert, and Ernest Chausson. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the concert, with a student ticket for $15. Special sponsorship is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Tom & Virginia Ann Mullikin, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch, Van Horn Agency Inc./Kennedy Insurance Agency, and Colony Inn.
• About Edward Arron & Friends
Edward Arron, cellist
Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Earlier that year, he performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos with Yo-Yo Ma and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the Opening Night Gala of the Caramoor International Festival. Since that time, Mr. Arron has appeared in recital, as a soloist with orchestra, and as a chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. . A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Arron serves on the faculty of New York University.
Phillip Bush, piano
Phillip Bush’s active and unconventional pianistic career has taken him to many parts of the globe. In 2001 he made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the London Sinfonietta to critical acclaim, replacing an ailing Peter Serkin on short notice in concerti by Stravinsky and Alexander Goehr. A much sought-after chamber musician, Mr. Bush has performed and recorded with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears frequently at numerous chamber music festivals worldwide. Since 2007 he has served as Music Director of the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, a summer music program at Bennington College. Bush has toured often with many renowned new music ensembles, including Bang on a Can All-Stars, Philip Glass Ensemble, and Steve Reich and Musicians. Mr. Bush is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher. Mr. Bush has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina, and in 2012 was appointed Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
David Harding, viola
David Harding is currently Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He has an extensive solo and chamber music career, having performed throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Central America and Australia, in such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, Concertgebouw, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. His performances have been broadcast on CBC, BBC, NPR, ABC (Australia) and Deutschland Radio. He performs at many chamber music festivals throughout North America including the Sitka Chamber Music Festival and Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. David is a member of the flute, viola, harp ensemble, Trio Verlaine with whom he has recorded works by Debussy and Ravel, and the Glass Chamber Players, with whom he recorded Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" and Philip Glass' “Sextet.” A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, David was the winner of the Sir John Barbirolli award at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. Having served on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend and the University of British Columbia, David has given master classes at the Banff International Centre for the Arts and universities throughout North America. He plays on a viola made by Pietro Antonio della Costa, Tresviso Italy, circa 1750.
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Arnaud Sussmann is a multi-faceted and compelling artist who has performed as soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He was invited to join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2006-2009 seasons and continues to appear with CMS both in New York and on tour. Recent engagements includes a tour of Israel, a solo appearance at the Dresden Music Festival, and a performance with CMS at the Wigmore Hall in London. He has performed with many of today’s leading artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, Joseph Kalichstein, Miriam Fried, Paul Neubauer, Fred Sherry, and Gary Hoffman. Arnaud studied with Boris Garlitsky and Itzhak Perlman, who chose him to be a Starling Fellow, an honor qualifying him as Mr. Perlman’s teaching assistant for two years.
• About the series
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County’s Chamber Music Series consists of three performances throughout the season in the FAC’s Wood Auditorium. An annual staple of FAC programming, the series continues to draw attention for its world-class performances. Edward Arron and friends will perform for students from Kershaw County in the Wood Auditorium on Friday prior to the evening’s performance. The concert will feature music for piano, violin, viola and cello. The musicians will engage the young audience members throughout the concert, encouraging them to listen, to think, and to provide feedback for a truly interactive concert experience through the FAC's School Performance.
For more information or tickets call 803-425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.