College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

‘Love and Doom’ With Charleston Music Fest

“This is a rare opportunity to see vocal masterworks by Shostakovich and Brahms because of the high level of musicianship required. Happily, these College of Charleston faculty performers are more than up to the task.”

          –Edward Hart, Chair of Music Department, College of Charleston

Charleston Music Fest (CMF), presented by the College of Charleston School of the Arts, will stage its second concert of the season, Songs of Love and Doom, on February 16. Charleston Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker (violin), and College of Charleston Professor Deanna McBroom (soprano soloist) will join CMF co-founder Natalia Khoma (cello), and College of Charleston adjunct faculty member Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano) for an evening of art songs and chamber music that celebrate love.  

Shostakovich   Seven Songs on Poems by Alexander Blok
Brahms           Songs
Brahms           Trio for violin, cello and piano

The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Individual tickets are $30 and can be pre-ordered ONLINE or by calling (843) 953-6575, or purchase at the door with cash and check only.


 Charleston Music Fest, presented by the College of Charleston School of the Arts, is a year-round presenter of chamber music of the highest possible artistic standard and adds to the colorful cultural life of Charleston. The goal of this series is to present the finest classical and contemporary chamber music by world-class artists to Charleston audiences; to develop new and younger audiences for chamber music; and to provide educational activities which encourage, broaden and deepen appreciation of the chamber music art form. CMF is co-directed by College of Charleston music professors Natalia Khoma and Lee-Chin Siow.

Charleston Music Fest is a non-profit endeavor. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations ensure the longevity of the program and support educational opportunities for music students.