Regular Concert Series

The regular Concert Series are held Fridays and Sundays at the Highlands Performing Arts Center – 507 Chestnut Street; Saturdays and Mondays are at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 249 Frank Allen Road. The schedule of concerts follows.


Tickets available on-line beginning April 20


Opening Concerts: July 5 – 8

Friday, July 5 – 6 PM Highlands
Saturday, July 6 – 5 PM Cashiers


"By George! Chamber Music of George Gershwin"

Cuban Overture for Piano four hands
Lullaby for String Quartet
Three Etudes for Solo Clarinet
Porgy and Bess for Violin
Rhapsody in Blue

David Coucheron, violin; Julie Coucheron, piano; Kate Ransom, violin; William Ransom, piano; Julianne Lee, viola; Charae Krueger, cello; Marci Gurnow, clarinet


Sunday, July 7 – 5 PM Highlands
Monday, July 8 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Mozart in the Mountains"

Violin Sonata in Bb Major, K. 378
Trio in Bb Major, K. 502
Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478

David Coucheron, violin; Julie Coucheron, piano; Julianne Lee, viola; Kate Ransom, violin; William Ransom, piano; Charae Krueger, cello


From Left: David & Julie Coucheron-together, William Ransom, Kate Ransom, Marci Gurnow, Charae Krueger, Julianne Lee

Week Two: July 12 – 15

Friday, July 12 – 6 PM Highlands
Saturday, July 13 – 5 PM Cashiers



Mozart: Quartet in G. Major, K. 387

Vasks: Quartet #5

Verdi: Quartet in E Minor

Armida String Quartet

Sunday, July 14 – 5 PM Highlands
Monday, July 15 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Armida Plus"

Saint Saens: Piano Quintet in A

Dvorak: Viola Quintet in Eb, "American"

Armida Quartet; Yinzi Kong, viola; William Ransom, piano


From Left: Armida Quartet, Yinzi Kong, William Ransom

Week Three: July 19 – 22

Friday, July 19 – 6 PM Highlands
Saturday, July 20 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Concerto Night"

Schumann: Concerto Without Orchestra

Elgar: Cello Concerto

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Philippe Quint, violin; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano


Sunday, July 21 – 5 PM Highlands
Monday, July 22 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Quint – Essential"

Mozart: Duo for Violin & Viola

Beethoven: Trio for Strings

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet

Philippe Quint, violin; Helen Kim, violin; Yinzi Kong, viola; Scott Rawls, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Charae Krueger, cello

From Left: Philippe Quint, Ani Aznavoorian, Elizabeth Pridgen, Helen Kim, Yinzi Kong, Scott Rawls, Charae Krueger

Week Four: July 26 – 29

Friday, July 26 – 6 PM Highlands
Saturday, July 27 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Jazz Meets Classics: Impressions and Reflections"

Debussy: Reflections in the Water, Claire de Lune,
L'Isle Joyeuse

Motley: Improvisations for Solo Piano

Ravel: String Quartet

Motley: Works for Jazz Trio

Vega String Quartet; Gary Motley; Fei-Fei, piano


Sunday, July 28 – 5 PM Highlands
Monday, July 29 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Beethoven and Brahms"

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 # 1

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op 34

Solera String Quartet; Norman Krieger, piano


From Left: Vega String Quartet, Solera String Quartet, Gary Motley, Fei-Fei, Norman Krieger

Week Five: August 2 – 5

Friday, August 2 – 6 PM Highlands
Saturday, August 3 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Dynamic Duo"

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Cello in C Major

Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Piano and Cello
Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello; Victor Asuncion, piano



Sunday, August 4 – 5 PM Highlands
Monday, August 5 – 5 PM Cashiers


"Anything You Can Do..."

Bach, Rachmaninoff: Prelude in E Major

Schumann, Schubert, Liszt: Three Songs

Paganini, Liszt: Caprice #24

Bach, Busoni: Chaconne in D

Robyn Bollinger, violin; Bradley Howard, tenor; Victor Asuncion, piano


From Left: Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Victor Asuncion, Robyn Bollinger, Bradley Howard

The Gershon-Cohn Final Gala and Dinner Party

Sunday, August 11th at 5 PM


"Beethoven, Bailey and a Big Band"

Beethoven: Variations and Sonata in A Major

Classics and New Tunes for Big Band

Zuill Bailey, cello; William Ransom, piano; the Joe Gransden Big Band

Zuill Bailey, William Ransom, Joe Gransden

Dinner follows at Highlands Falls Country Club


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Tel: 828-526-9060      Fax: 828-526-4893      Email:
507 Chestnut Street/P.O. Box 1702 - Highlands, NC 28741





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