Special Programs

Residency Programs

April 28-29 Highlands and Cashiers

October: Date TBA


HCCMF continues its Residency Program in 2023. On April 28-29, the award-winning, young Abeo String Quartet will come to the plateau and present programs at our three area schools: Highlands, Blue Ridge and Summit in Cashiers. A visit to the Fidelia Eckerd Living Center is planned and a FREE public concert will be given on Saturday April 29th at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Highlands at 5 PM.


Both residencies are sponsored by the Cullasaja Women's Outreach


Abeo String Quartet

Concert: "Painting with Music"

Ann Lea Gallery, Cashiers

Sunday, June 25th @ 530 PM


In collaboration with the Ann Lea Gallery, enjoy the impressionistic musical beauty of Debussy and Ravel played by the delightful Rasa String Quartet while surrounded by beautiful artwork in the Gallery in Cashiers.


Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Price: $80/person
Call 828-526-9060 for required reservations


Sponsored by J. F. and Peggy Bryan


Rasa String Quartet

"Music and Wine from Around the World"

Highlands Wine Shoppe
Tuesday, June 27th @ 3 PM


Pair delicious French, German, Italian, Spanish, and American wine tastings with a taste of musical offerings from the same countries performed by the Rasa Quartet. Co-sponsored by the Highlands Wine Shoppe.



Rasa String Quartet

Interlude Concert

Wednesday, July 5th @ 2 PM
1st Presbyterian Church - Highlands


Presented by HCCMF and the 1st Presbyterian Church, "The King of Instruments Meets the Instrument of Kings". Alan Morrison, one of America's finest organists, plays solo organ works and is joined by trumpeter Kevin Lyons for Baroque masterpieces for the duo.



Alan Morrison

Concert: "Bach in a Sacred Space"

Thursday, July 6th @ 5 PM
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Chapel - Highlands


Violinist Robyn Bollinger, recently named Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony, performs solo works of Bach, Ysaÿe, and Paganini in the magical setting of the historic small Chapel in the Episcopal Church. Refreshments will follow the performance.


Price: $80/person
Call 828-526-9060 for required reservations


Sponsored by Alfred Kennedy and Bill Kenney

Violinist Robyn Bollinger

Family Concerts/Ice Cream Socials

Wednesday, July 12th @ 3 PM
Albert Carlton Community Library - Cashiers


Thursday, July 13th @ 3 PM
1st Presbyterian Church - Highlands


A free Family Concert featuring the musical adventures of "Babar the Elephant" and "Ferdinand the Bull" performed by Julie Coucheron and Alice Hong, and narrated by Lois Reitzes. Perfect for audiences of all ages!


Followed by an Ice Cream Social sponsored by Kilwins. Cosponsored by the Highlands Community Child Development Center.



Coucheron, Hong, Reitzes

Concert: "Martinis and Mozart"

Thursday, July 20th @ 530 PM
Orchard House @ Old Edwards Farm – Highlands


HCCMF presents, in collaboration with Old Edwards Hospitality Group, a special concert featuring the Viano String Quartet. The Quartet with Ted Gurch, clarinet will perform Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet & Strings.


Refreshments will be served before the concert; a cash bar will be available


Price: $100/person which includes two (2) drink tickets.
Call 828-526-9060 for required reservations.


Sponsored by Dianne and Myron Mall

Viano Quartet, Ted Gurch

CLE Classes

Call CLE for lecture tickets, class times and locations at


Friday Aug. 4, 10 AM:

"Music as my Guide". Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey presents a special "informance"- speaking, playing, and taking questions- walking us through how music has sculpted his path and given him the tools to navigate life's adventures.


Music and the Movies - 2 classes - Dr. Scott Stewart
Music Director and Conductor, Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony


SESSION #1 July 13

Music and the Movies:
How the Soundtracks We Love Bring Movies to Life


Music for film, television, and video games occupies a unique position as being the only performed music which (some say) is not intended to be heard!


From King Kong to A Streetcar Named Desire to Out of Africa and more, this session will explore the role of music in the cinema and how composers create artistically effective and enjoyable soundtracks.


SESSION #2 July 14

Music and the Movies:
The Legacy of Classic Hollywood Soundtracks from Robin Hood to Star Wars


The Golden Age of Hollywood produced movie classics like Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and Citizen Kane. Music was a huge part of their success and influenced generations of composers.


This session illustrates the connections between music of cinema's Golden Age of the 1930s and the return of the Hollywood symphonic soundtrack with the music of John Williams, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri.

Zuill BaileyScott Stewart

Angel Party

Thursday, August 3rd @ 6 PM
The Chattooga Club – Cashiers
Zuill Bailey, cello; Chee-Yun, violin


We thrive on generous contributions and are rewarding those patrons who contribute $3000 and above with an Angel party at the stunningly beautiful Chattooga Club. Hear, mix and mingle with Zuill and Chee-Yun – the location, wine and menu will also be spectacular, thanks to our hosts and HCCMF.


To join the party, please consider a contribution and be a part of this exclusive celebration of your generosity and our 42nd season!

Zuill Bailey, Scott Stewart





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