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.

Whalebones II

Chamber Music By Numbers: Solos, Duos and Trios

Thursday, March 23, 7:30 PM - Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh
Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM - The Martinsborough, Greenvillle

Works by

Johann Sebastian Bach, Ernst von Dohnányi, 
Georg Frederich Handel (arr. Halvorsen), Zoltán Kodály, György Ligeti and Bohuslav Martinů


Hye-Jin Kim, violin 

Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in 2011 and has appeared at the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Ravinia and Seoul Spring festivals. Kim is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and Assistant Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio


Elina Vahala, violin 

Vähälä made her concerto debut at the age of twelve with the Sinfonia Lahti in Finland. She is a first prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and has performed as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Orchestra and the Israel Camerata as well as the MIAGI festival orchestra in South Africa. Vähälä is a professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. 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

Amit Peled, cello 

During the 2016-2017 season, Peled will continue sharing the sound of the historic cello of Pablo Casals with audiences around the world. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and has appeared at the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Newport and Seattle festivals. Peled is a member of the Tempest Trio and the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio and is on the cello faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.View Full Bio

Ara & Amit