School of Music

Chamber Music Dressed Down II

Chamber Music Dressed Down concerts take place in parlor-like settings and feature the same world-renowned musicians and chamber music masterpieces that our audiences have come to love. These concerts 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.

Nomi's Garden

Brahms the Mentor 


Friday, February 22, 7:30p.m. TBA - Greenville
Sunday, February 24, 3:00p.m. Saint Mary's School - Raleigh


Antonin Dvorak's Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23
Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 


Robert McDonald, piano

Pianist Robert 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 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 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

Daniel Phillips

Violinist Daniel Phillips is a founding member of the Orion String Quartet and has appeared as soloist with the Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Phoenix, Houston and San Antonio symphony orchestras. He performs regularly at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto USA and Chamber Music Northwest, and won first prize at the 1976 Young Concert Artists Competition. Phillips is a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, the Bard College Conservatory and The Juilliard School. 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

Marcy, Tom, Ara