Four Seasons
Chamber Music Festival
Spring Celebration
Piano Trio

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church.
Southern Shores NC

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Be a part of North Carolina’s premier chamber music festival as the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series bring the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival to the Outer Banks in May

The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival brings internationally-renowned musicians to North Carolina and beyond for concerts, master classes and interactive outreach initiatives. In residence at the East Carolina University School of Music, the festival is celebrating its 19th Season.

Highlights of past seasons include more than 250 public concerts throughout the state of North Carolina, 420 master classes, two performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and a six-concert tour of Israel.

Thomas Sauer on piano, Ara Gregorian on violin and Edward Arron on cello will perform Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32 and Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66.

Four Seasons Chamber Music Series<b Spring Celebration Piano Triol

Four Seasons Chamber Music Series<b Spring Celebration Piano Triol
Piano recital

Rose Window painted by Michiko Theurer


Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32.
Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66


Thomas Sauer, piano

Thomas Sauer, piano

Pianist Thomas Sauer has performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Seattle, and Taos festivals; and Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. He has performed extensively with cellist Colin Carr, including the complete cycle of Beethoven’s works for cello and piano, and has recorded for the MSR Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Centaur and Arabesque labels. Sauer is on the piano faculty at Vassar College and at the Mannes College of Music at The New School. View Full Bio

Ara Gregorian, violino

Ara Gregorian, violin

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, 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

Edward Arron, cello

Edward Arron, cello

Artistic Director of concert series in Connecticut, Massachusetts and South Carolina, Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has appeared throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed numerous times at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Avery Fisher halls and has appeared at the Four Seasons, Ravinia, Salzburg, Mostly Mozart, Bravo! Vail, Tanglewood, Spoleto USA, Santa Fe and Seattle festivals. He has participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project as well as Isaac Stern’s Jerusalem Chamber Music Encounters. Arron serves on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. View Full Bio

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