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Faculty, Family, and Friends

Each year Ashley Hall presents a number of chamber concerts called the Faculty, Family and Friends Concert Series. The concerts take place in the McBee House Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall. The concerts feature both locally and internationally acclaimed musicians.

Concert dates are posted on the school calendar and invitations are mailed to the concert mailing list.

Reservations are recommended due to the limited seating capacity of the recital hall.
Call the Fine Arts office to make reservations or to be put on the mailing list (843) 965-8549.

2012 Ashley Hall
Faculty, Family and Friends
Chamber Music Concert

April 30, 2012 - 7:30 in the evening
Sottile Thompson Recital Hall

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2012 Family Faculty Friends Musicians:

Carmit Zori

Violinist Carmit Zori has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Her engagements abroad have included performances throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Israel, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. She is currently the artistic director of the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, which she founded in 2002, and is a member of the faculty at SUNY Purchase. She has recorded on the Arabesque, Koch International, and Elektra-Nonesuch labels.

Yehonatan Berick

Currently in the midst of a worldwide tour of the complete Paganini Caprices, violinist Yehonatan Berick's BluRay disc of the works is due by the end of 2012. In high demand internationally since becoming a prizewinner at the 1993 Naumburg Violin Competition, he enjoys a busy concert schedule as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and pedagogue, throughout North America, Europe and Israel.

Rieko Aizawa

Japanese pianist Rieko Aizawa, praised by the NY Times for her “impressive musicality, a crisp touch and expressive phrasing,” has performed in solo and orchestral engagements throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Aizawa has performed as a guest artist with the Guarneri Quartet, the Orion Quartet and the Shanghai Quartet, and has participated in numerous festivals. Ms. Aizawa is a founding member of Duo Prism with violinist Jesse Mills, which earned the 1st Prize at the Zinetti International Competition in Italy in 2006. With Mr. Mills, Ms. Aizawa became co-artistic director of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival in Colorado in 2010. Ms. Aizawa, a Steinway Artist, is on the faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Edward Arron

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. He has appeared in recital, as a soloist with orchestra, and as a chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The 2012-2013 season marks his 10th anniverary season as the artistic director of the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert. In the fall of 2009, Mr. Arron succeeded Charles Wadsworth as the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as concert series in Beaufort and Columbia, South Carolina. He is also the artistic director of the Caramoor Virtuosi, the resident chamber ensemble of the Caramoor International Music Festival.