School of Music

Thrilling Season Finale

Wind Shrouds


Thursday, April 6, 7:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Friday, April 7, 8:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Sunday, April 9, 4:00p.m. Saint Mary's School - Raleigh


Johannes Brahms' Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
Felix Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words (selected)
Bedrich Smetana's Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15


Robert McDonald, piano 

McDonald has performed internationally as a solo recitalist and as a recital partner to Isaac Stern and other celebrated instrumentalists. He has appeared with the San Francisco, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Curtis symphony orchestras as well as with the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional in Costa Rica and the Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Bolzano e Trento in Italy. He won the Gold Medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition, the top prize at the William Kapell International Competition and has performed with the Juilliard, Takács and Brentano string quartets. McDonald is on the piano faculty of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. View Full Bio


Founder and Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Gregorian made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and his debut as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has appeared in cities throughout the world including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Helsinki, and performed at the Casals, Storioni, Bard and Bravo! Vail festivals. He has recorded for the Bridge and Kleos labels and performed as a member of the Daedalus Quartet and Concertante. Gregorian is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and is Distinguished Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio

Edward Arron, cello 

Artistic Director of concert series in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and South Carolina, Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has performed numerous times at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel halls and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Avery Fisher halls, and has appeared at the Four Seasons, Ravinia, Salzburg, Mostly Mozart, Bravo! Vail, Tanglewood, Spoleto USA, Santa Fe and Seattle festivals. Arron has participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project as well as Isaac Stern’s Jerusalem Music Encounters and is on the faculty of New York University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. View Full Bio

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