What could possibly bring you inside on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon? You got it! Some sizzling chamber music. Stunning works by composers from Austria, France, and the United States. Works that span more than two centuries and present four distinct styles, ranging from classical elegance to urban intensity.

The USCB Center for the Arts is the place to be at 5pm on Sunday, December 13, for a USCB Festival Series Chamber Music Concert. Listen to the suave grace and conversation of Mozart’s Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423. Savor the dark colors of Gustav Mahler’s teenage Piano Quartet in a minor. Gasp at the nonstop clamor, high octane intensity, and brilliant virtuosity of American John Musto’s Piano Trio (1998). And be brought back to earth with the dramatic story telling and lush, impressionistic warmth of Fauré’s Piano Quartet in g minor. There is something for everyone. Depart with Mozart! Holler for Mahler! Greet Musto with gusto! Hooray for Fauré!

            Four outstanding artists, all verteran performers on this series, will combine to produce an enormous range of colors and emotions. The biographies of pianist Phillip Bush, violinist Ara Gregorian, and violist Nicholas Cords (above) differ in the details but are remarkably similar in the arc of their careers. All combine wide-ranging eclecticism and curiosity for a broad swath of music history and have garnered international critical acclaim as concert soloists, chamber musicians, and pedagogues. Not to be outdone, cellist and host Edward Arron returns to please with his artistry, wit, and insight. Come indoors and be released into the musical universe!           

Information and tickets are available on www.uscb.edu/festivalseries, by calling 843-208-8246, Monday through Friday and at the door the day of the concert. The USCB Center for the Arts on 801 Carteret Street opens at 4:00pm on the day of the concert, and the performance begins at 5:00 pm. The USCB Performing Arts Center on Carteret Street is remarkable for its superb acoustics, and through the years musicians have given it high praise for chamber music performances.