School of Music

Season Opening Extravaganza



Thursday, October 5, 7:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Friday, October 6, 8:00p.m. A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall - Greenville
Sunday, October 8, 3:00p.m. Hayes Barton UMC - Raleigh 


Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 "Ghost"
Antonin Dvořák’s Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100 
Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49


Thomas Sauer

Pianist Thomas Sauer has performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Seattle, and Taos festivals; and Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. He has performed the complete cycle of Beethoven’s works for cello and piano with Colin Carr and has recorded for the MSR Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Centaur and Arabesque labels. Sauer is on the piano faculty at Vassar College and the Mannes College 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 has 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

Mary Rosen, cello 

Founding member of the world-renowned Mendelssohn String Quartet and Artistic Director of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, Rosen has appeared on stage throughout Europe, Asia, South America and in all fifty of the United States. She has collaborated with the Juilliard, Emerson and Orion quartets and has appeared frequently at the Marlboro Music Festival. With the Mendelssohn String Quartet, she served as Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Harvard University. Rosen is Professor of Cello at Queens College and serves on the faculty at the Mannes College of Music at The New School. View Full Bio

Tom, Ara and Amit