The Columbia Museum of Art will bring classical music to its galleries with a five-concert series that kicks off Thursday.
CMA Chamber Music on Main boasts world-class musicians in the intimate setting of the museum’s DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.
Thursday’s concert features cellist Edward Arron, pianist Anna Polonsky, violinist Bella Hristova and horn virtuoso Eric Ruske. Arron also serves as the series artistic director. Hristova and Ruske areveterans of the CMA Chamber Music on Main concert series, while Thursday’s concert marks Polonsky’s debut with the series.
The musicians will perform Brahms’ Horn Trio, Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, a seldom heard treasure for piano trio by Schubert, and Three Yiddish Dances for piano, violin, and cello by David Ludwig.
This year marks the 14th season of the series, which is presented by U.S. Trust. Remaining concerts in the series are scheduled for Dec. 9 and Jan. 29, March 8, and April 26.
“This season, we present five vibrant programs, comprising masterpieces from four different centuries, and featuring, as always, a lineup of exciting, internationally acclaimed performers,” Arron said.
This year’s series offers lower-priced tickets. Season tickets are $140, or $100 for CMA members. Single-concert tickets are $35, or $28 for members, and $5 for students. Tickets are available at columbiamuseum.org and at the door.
A happy hour starts at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7.
The Columbia Museum of Art is at 1515 Main St. in downtown Columbia.
Bridget Winston, Special to The State