This preview has been provided by the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival.

The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival presents its Next Gen on the Road concert in Raleigh on Thursday, January 30 at 7pm. The concert will take place at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and will include works by Brahms, Britten, Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Vivaldi.

This concert is free admission and is a part of the festival’s Next Gen on the Road tour, which brings together guest artists, ECU faculty artists, a returning ECU alum and selected current students in a chamber music setting.

“This is the first time the festival will be presenting a Next Gen on the Road concert in the Triangle area,” said artistic director Ara Gregorian. “I am very much looking forward to featuring our students, my colleagues, former ECU student Randy Ward and our guest artist, violinist Xiao-Dong Wang, in this special performance.”

Artistic Director of Concertante, Wang entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of ten and won the Menuhin International Violin Competition and the Wieniawski-Lipinski International Violin Competition by the age of fifteen. He has performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared as a chamber musician at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Aspen and Ravinia festivals.

In addition to the St. Michael’s concert, the festival be visiting Cary Academy on the morning of the 30th for a short concert and master classes, and will present public master classes from 4:00-6:00p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal church in the afternoon.

In residence at the East Carolina University School of Music, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival is celebrating its 14th season. Highlights of past seasons include more than 126 public concerts, 280 master classes, two performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and a six-concert tour of Israel. This season features 14 concerts at East Carolina University, 26 public master classes and open rehearsals, Children’s Residency VII, Four Seasons Family Night, three Next Generation Concerts, two Next Gen on the Road tours, the inaugural Four Seasons Features residency, two concerts in New Bern, two concerts in Raleigh and a series of interactive outreach events.

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