Special Programs

"Enoch Arden: A Melodrama"

Sunday, June 25th @3 PM
Bardo Performing Arts Center – Western Carolina University

Enjoy a rare performance of Alfred Lord Tennyson's great melodramatic poem brilliantly set to virtuosic solo piano music of Richard Strauss performed by George Brown (Dean of WCU's College of Fine and Performing Arts) and pianist William Ransom (Anna & Hays Mershon Artistic Director of HCCMF) - it will transfix you and have you in tears at the end. A wine reception will be offered at intermission. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Arts at WCU.


For tickets:
Online at arts.wcu.edu/HCCMF or call 828-227-ARTS

Enoch Arden – A Melodrama

Elena Vizerskaya, 2017 HCCMF Artist
Pop-up Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Wednesday, July 26 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM
The Bascom

In partnership with the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, The Bascom is hosting a gallery talk and pop-up exhibition with Elena Vizerskaya as part of the 2017 HCCMF Salon Series.


"Elena Vizerskaya is a master Ukrainian photo artist. Her passion for photography and collage creation began spontaneously in childhood and became her self-expression possibility and necessity as the way to say things that couldn't be said with words. Elena's works are sometimes compared with those of Dali and Magritte due to the complexity of artistic figures and a great number of layers of perception, though it is definitely an original artistic language and an absolutely unpredictable different reality. She will discuss her work from both a technical and an artistic standpoint." Please join us for an intimate experience with Elena Vizerskaya in The Bascom's Education Gallery.


Open to the Public - free

Vega Quartet

Musical Animals

Tuesday, July 11 @ 3 PM
Highlands Presbyterian Church


Family Concert and Ice Cream Social

"Ferdinand the Bull" for violin and narrator and "Carnival of the Animals" for piano 4 hands with Lois Reitzes, narrator; Julie Coucheron and William Ransom, piano; Roman Kim, violin – free


Ice Cream Social sponsored by Kilwins

Concert sponsored by the Cullasaja Women's Outreach

Musical Animals

Interlude Concert

Wednesday, July 12 @ 2 PM

Highlands Presbyterian Church


Schumann, Puccini

With Bradley Howard, tenor - free


Interlude presented by the Highlands Presbyterian Church and HCCMF

This concert is sponsored by the Cullasaja Women's Outreach

Interlude Concert

Bach at Buck's

Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30 PM

Highlands with Alexandra Preucil, violin; Yinzi Kong, viola; Andrew Yee, cello


Thursday, July 27 @ 7:30 PM

Cashiers with the Ariel String Quartet


Informal Chamber Music at Buck's Coffee Café in Highlands and Cashiers free

Bach at Bucks

Fall Mini-Residency with the Vega Quartet!

Friday-Saturday, October 13-14

Highlands and Cashiers

After the summer Festival is over, come back to the mountains for a completely different experience- beautiful Leaf Season! The Vega Quartet will give programs for all the area schools, Chestnut Hill Retirement Center, a special Pajama Concert (designed for young listeners, but perfect for all ages- hot chocolate and a program of "Musical Bedtime Stories") - and a public concert Saturday evening in Highlands at the Presbyterian Church.


Saturday's concert is at 5 PM - $33/person by reservation only; tickets will not be sold at the door. Call 828-526-9060 or email hccmfnc@gmail.com for tickets.

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





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