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Recital Hall at the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30pm

“Housed in the College of Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston Music Fest will present the Arabella String Quartet in concert. The performance will include works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Charleston’s own Edward Hart. This event also is generously supported by the Quattlebaum Artists-in-Residence Endowed Fund.

Charleston Music Fest presents intimate chamber music concerts featuring the College’s faculty, and local and international artists. The performance on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. General admission is $25 and $10 for all students. Tickets or season subscriptions can be purchased online at, by calling (843) 953-6315, or at the door.

The members of the Arabella String Quartet hail from around the globe and first met at the Yale School of Music, where Ettore Causa and Sarita Kwok were serving on the faculty. A veritable United Nations of chamber music, they represent Denmark, Australia, Italy and France and carry on the pedigree of great European traditions and masters—Paris Conservatoire, University for Music and the Performing Arts Vienna, and the Menuhin Academy—as well as the influence of celebrated American ensembles, such as the Guarneri, Tokyo, and Juilliard quartets. This mélange of musical training and backgrounds imbues their performances with a distinctive freshness, inventiveness, and musical depth.

In addition to performing as the Arabella Quartet, its members enjoy varied individual careers and bring to their quartet life a mature musicality and sense of equality. Julie Eskar is first concertmaster of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, as well as a founding member of the acclaimed Eskar Trio. Sarita Kwok is resident artist, Associate professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music at Gordon College. Eskar and Kwok switch in their roles as first and second violinists. Ettore Causa is the viola professor at Yale’s School of Music. Alexandre Lecarme is a tenured member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Cello Quartet.”

Event Type: Concert, Music