School of Music

Chamber Music Dressed Down II

Chamber Music Dressed Down is Four Seasons’ newest initiative. These intimate concerts in parlor-like settings feature the same world-renowned musicians and chamber music masterpieces that our audiences have come to love, but transform the listener’s experience with lively discussion from the stage and greater access to the performers during and after the performances. Come dressed down and be prepared to have fun! CMDD concerts are part of the season subscription package.


Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen

Thursday, March 15, 7:30p.m. All Saints Chapel - Raleigh 
Friday, March 16, 7:30p.m. The Cupola Building - Greenville


Sahun Hong  

Pianist Sahun Hong has been featured as soloist with the Milwaukee, Camerata New York and Fort Worth symphony orchestras and is a first prize winner of the New York International and Lennox International Young Artist competitions. A Young Steinway Artist, he attended the Taos School of Music in 2015 and currently studies with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Sahun was a participant at Winter Workshop 2015 and again in 2016 as a member of Trio St. Bernard.View Full Bio

Alan Kay  

Principal clarinetist and artistic director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Alan Kay is a founding member of Windscape and Hexagon, regularly appears with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has appeared at Yellow Barn and Skaneateles festivals. He serves as principal clarinet of New York’s Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society, received a Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award and currently serves on the faculty at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Stony Brook University.  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, 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

Michael Kannen, cello 

A founding member of the award-winning Brentano String Quartet, Kannen has appeared at many major music festivals such as Four Seasons, Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest, the Portland Chamber Music Festival and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove. He is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and currently serves as Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he holds the Sidney Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music. View Full Bio

Ara & Amit