Special Programs

Concert & Art Exhibit

Sunday, June 27th @ 5:30 PM - The Bascom

"Pictures at an Exhibition"

In collaboration with The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, HCCMF will present Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". The concert will coincide with an exhibit of the Festival's original cover artwork.


Featured musicians:

Charae Krueger, cello; Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violin; Brittany Conrad, violin; Yinzi Kong, viola


Refreshments will be served, and the artwork will be available for viewing during the Festival's Season.


Price: $50/person

The Bascom

Interlude Concert

Wednesday, July 7 @ 2 PM

Highlands Presbyterian Church

Presented by the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival and the Highlands First Presbyterian Church


A special presentation of "Musical Fireworks" performed by Charae Krueger, cello; Alice Hong, violin, and William Ransom, piano



Charae Krueger, Alice Hong and William Ransom

Family Concert and Ice Cream Social

Thursday, July 8 @ 3 PM

Highlands Presbyterian Church


A free Family Concert will feature a performance of "Peter & the Wolf/Ferdinand the Bull" to be narrated by Lois Reitzes with musicians Alice Hong, violin and pianists Julie Coucheron and William Ransom. An ice cream social sponsored by Kilwins will follow.


Co-sponsored by the Highlands Community Child Development Center

Narrator Lois Reitzes, Alice Hong, Julie Coucheron, William Ransom

CLE Class

Saturday, July 10

"Felix Mendelssohn: Prodigy & Disciple of J.S.Bach"


Call CLE for lecture tickets, class times and location at 828-526-8811.


Presenter: Stephen Crist – Emory University College of Arts and Sciences, PHD in music history from Brandeis University

Stephen Crist

Special Concert

Tuesday, July 13 @ 5:30 PM

"Martinis & Mozart"
Orchard House @ Old Edwards Farm – Highlands


HCCMF presents, in collaboration with Old Edwards Inn & Spa, a special concert featuring the acclaimed Rasa String Quartet. Complimentary martinis will be offered upon entrance to the Orchard House and a cash bar will be available. An hors d'oeuvre reception will follow the concert.


Reservations are required - $50/person

Rasa String Quartet

Lakeside Restaurant - Special Wednesday Dinner

Date TBA

Lakeside Restaurant


Laura Huerta and Lakeside Restaurant are once again giving back! A special Wednesday dinner at the restaurant from 5:30 PM until closing will benefit the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. Laura will graciously donate a percentage of each supporter's dinner to the Festival. Remember seating is limited so mark your calendar now.


Make your reservation by calling 828-526-9419 and mention HCCMF.


Lakeside Restaurant

Angel Party

Thursday, August 5 @ the Chattooga Club @ 6 PM

David Coucheron, violin and Sara Sant"Ambrogio, cello


We thrive on your generous contributions and are rewarding those patrons who contribute $2000 and above with an Angel's Party at the stunningly beautiful Chattooga Club. Hear, mix and mingle with Sara and David; the location, wine and menu will be spectacular thanks to the generosity of 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 40th Anniversary!

David Coucheron, violin; Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello





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