Photo by Ritva Hiltunen Babcock

After a two-year hiatus, College of Charleston’s department of music will once again host Charleston Music Festival Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sottile Theater.  

For fifteen years, Charleston Music Festival has been a celebration of classical and contemporary chamber music performed by world-class artists both local and international, giving CofC students the chance to participate in free master classes with featured musicians.  

Reprising her role in this year’s festival is acclaimed cellist Natalia Khoma, associate professor of cello at College of Charleston and the festival’s artistic director. She will be joined by CofC faculty members, violinist Yuriy Bekker and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky.  

This year’s fundraiser concert will feature Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in B-flat Major” and “7 Variations in E Flat Major” on a theme from Mozart’s opera Magic Flute.

“Ludwig van Beethoven is one of my favorites,” Khoma said. “In his music we can find all human feelings — joy, passion, sadness, melancholy, excitement and much more that cannot even be described in words. His music is pure, speaks directly to your heart and teaches you how to be better, kinder, more compassionate.”

  Tickets to Charleston Music Festival are available here.

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