College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Charleston Music Fest Presents ‘Heart Strings II’

Charleston Music Fest-Heart StringsThe College of Charleston School of the Arts is pleased to announce that Charleston Music Fest (CMF) will celebrate the spring season with a chamber concert fundraiser billed “Heart Strings II.” The performance will take place on Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m., in St. Luke’s Chapel, 181 Ashley Ave. in downtown Charleston. The College’s internationally-acclaimed faculty and CMF co-directors violinist Lee-Chin Siow and cellist Natalia Khoma will be joined by their students on stage in an exciting and eclectic program featuring works from J.S. Bach to Samuel Barber.

Zoe Whittaker, a violin performance student who has been actively involved in supporting CMF behind-the-scenes as an intern, looks forward to the opportunity to take to the stage, combining a “live” performance with a good cause. “Opportunities such as these shape and help me grow as a musician,” says Zoe, “teaching me the importance of stage presence and emotional connectivity with the audience. Performing with my professor and other music students allows me to learn, participate and gain musical experience outside the classroom,” she adds.

Tickets are $25 each ($5 with student I.D.) and can be purchased online at or by calling (843) 953-0935 or emailing Tickets will also be sold at the door (cash and check only) one hour before curtain, based on availability. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, visit

Charleston Music Fest is co-directed by College of Charleston music professors Lee-Chin Siow (violin) and Natalia Khoma (cello), to inspire their students and the community with high quality chamber music performances by world-class artists, including this season’s cellist Peter Stumpf, pianist Beatrice Long and violinist Nazar Pylatyuk.