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From Beethoven to Mozart, classical chamber music series features world-class musicians

Artistic director Inessa Zaretsky with Warren Wilson College's Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival and oboist Keve Wilson visit News 13 This Morning. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- There's still time to enjoy world-class classical music right here in the mountains.

Warren Wilson College's Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival runs through July 26.

IT celebrates and presents chamber music for those who love to play and listen. The music festival is now in its 46th season.

Throughout the summer, the festival presents 15 concerts performed at three locations: Warren Wilson College's Kittredge Theatre in Asheville, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville and the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, S.C.

"Gold medal winners of international competitions, Grammy Award-nominated and winning string quartets, and renowned wind soloists join forces to bring their talents to these audiences," said Inessa Zaretsky, artistic director. "It's beautiful chamber music from artists who live, rehearse and perform some of the greatest chamber music ever written."

July 16-18 is Program 4, entitled "Sketches." It features the Jasper String Quartet, Lynn Hileman, Keve Wilson, William Hoyt and Inessa Zaretsky. They will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's "String Quartet in G major Op. 18 No. 5," Peter Hope's "Four Sketches," Luigi Boccherini's "Sexet in E-flat major," and Johannes Brahms' "String Quartet in C minor Op. 51 No. 1."

Program 5, called "Souvenir" is July 23-26. Along with the Jasper String Quartet, it features Mario Gotoh, Andrew Janss and Inessa Zaretsky performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "String Quartet in G major K. 575," Couperin's "Ordre XIII," and Petr Tchaikovsky's "'Souvenir de Florence,' Op.70."

Tickets are $25 per concert. Click here to purchase tickets.



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