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2015-16 Concerts

The 2015-16 Fabian Concert Series features performances by internationally recognized artists. Please join us for an exciting season!

September 7

Monday
3 p.m.

Labor Day Festival for Strings Closing Concert

After three days of intense solo and chamber study with Center faculty, eight high school seniors have a chance to showcase their talents in this afternoon program that also features performances by Robert McDuffie, Ward Stare, Amy Schwartz Moretti, and the MCS Ensemble.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

September 21

Monday
7:30 p.m.

 

 

McDuffie Student Solos Concert

 

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

September 29

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Fabian Concert Series

Outstanding Octets

Annie Fullard, violin

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

with McDuffie Center students

 

Annie Fullard, violinist with Fabian favorite Cavani Quartet, returns for a program that includes Mendelssohn and Shostakovich octets, as well as Shostakovich duets for two violins.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $12 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

October 5

Monday
7:30 p.m.

 

McDuffie Student Chamber Ensemble Concert

 

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

October 13

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Fabian Concert Series

Beethoven Septet

Franklin Cohen, clarinet

William Caballero, horn

Fernando Traba, bassoon

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Peter Lloyd, double bass

with McDuffie Center students

 

An exciting addition to the Fabian Series, three of the country's top winds and brass musicians are featured in a performance of Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinet Franklin Cohen, Pittsburg Symphony principal horn William Caballero and Sarasota Orchestra principal bassoon Fernando Traba join Amy Schwartz Moretti and Center students.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $12 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

October 16

Friday
7:30 p.m.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Ward Stare, conductor

 

Program to be announced.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

November 10

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Fabian Concert Series
Calidore String Quartet

Jeffrey Myers, violin

Ryan Meehan, violin

Jeremy Berry, viola

Estelle Choi, cello

 

Described as “a miracle of unified thought” (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and captivating performances and has won grand prizes in virtually all of the major American chamber music competitions.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $12 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

November 13

Friday
7:30 p.m.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Ward Stare, conductor

 

Program to be announced.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Admission is free & open to the public. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

November 23

Monday
7:30 p.m.

McDuffie Student Solos Concert

 

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

December 1

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Fabian Concert Series
Mendelssohn Sextet

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Che-Yen Chen, viola

Edward Arron, cello

Kurt Muroki, double bass

 

The New York Times has called Mendelssohn’s Sextet in D Major, Op. 110 “a dazzingly indulgent treat” -- see for yourself as acclaimed pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, the Center’s own Amy Schwartz Moretti, Lawrence Dutton and Kurt Muroki, cellist and Fabian favorite Edward Arron and newcomer Che-Yen Chen, a violist from the faculty of USC, take the stage.

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $12 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

December 6

Sunday
3 p.m.

McDuffie Student Chamber Ensemble Concert

 

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.


 

January 25

Monday
7:30 p.m.

 

McDuffie Student Solos Concert

 

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

February 2

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

 

Fabian Concert Series
A Little Romance

Donald Weilerstein, violin

Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano

Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin


Violinist of the Cleveland Quartet and acclaimed pedagogue Donald Weilerstein joins his wife, pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, along with returning guest violist Hsin-Yun Huang and the Center’s Amy Schwartz Moretti in an evening of romantic music.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $12 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

February 22

Monday
7:30 p.m.

 

McDuffie Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

February 27

Saturday
7:30 p.m.

Robert McDuffie in Concert

Building on Beulahland

In his annual free concert for the community, and as a follow-up to 2015’s groundbreaking pairing with Anna Deavere Smith, Robert McDuffie and Theatre Macon’s Youth Actor Company explore the issue of race in Macon in this words-and-music program.

The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon. FREE, TICKETED ADMISSION - call (478) 301-5470 to reserve or pick up at the door.

March 22

Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Fabian Concert Series
Cortona Trio

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Julie Albers, cello

Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

with Center violist Becca Albers


The ever-popular Cortona Trio welcomes back Center violist Becca Albers as the group closes out the season with Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25.

 

Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. $12 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

April 8

Friday
7:30 p.m.

Mercer University Orchestra Concert

Ward Stare, conductor

 

Program to be announced.

The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon. $10 for adults. Free for students and with Mercer I.D. Call (478) 301-5470 for tickets or purchase at the door. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

April 11

Monday
7:30 p.m.

McDuffie Student Solos Concert

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

May 1

Sunday
3 p.m.

 

McDuffie Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Bell House Salon, 315 College Street. Admission is free & open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. For more information call (478) 301-2886.

 

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