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Classical tunes float around Hall and Forsyth counties
Music festival wraps up with two concerts
Renowned pianist William Ransom teams up with cellist Charae Kruger and violinist Helen Kim for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Ed Cabell Theatre at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

The North Georgia Chamber Music Festival, hosted by the University of North Georgia, will continue with its final two concerts Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23.

The concerts feature world-class musicians, including performances by several members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

At 8 p.m. June 22, renowned pianist William Ransom and cellist Charae Kruger will be joined by violinist Helen Kim for a performance at the Ed Cabell Theatre on UNG’s Gainesville campus. The trio will perform Antonin Dvorák’s “Piano trio ‘Dumky’ in E minor” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 1” in D minor.

The festival wraps up at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Highway, with a duo recital from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violinist David Coucheron and his sister, pianist Julie Coucheron. The pair will perform Christian Sinding’s “Suite in A minor;” Edvard Grieg’s “Sonata No. 2 in G major;” Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Violin Sonata in C minor No. 2;” and Franz Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasy.”

Former Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and violinist Cecylia Arzewski had a vision to begin a chamber music festival in Northeast Georgia and is the event’s artistic director.

“The solitude in chamber music shapes its visions over the hall,” Arzewski said. “Everyone is alone, yet together at the same time. Listeners are pulled into the quiet, sometimes painful, sometimes blissful space created within us.”

Tickets are $20 for each concert and may be purchased by calling 706-867-2873 or at the door. The performance hall will open 45 minutes prior to the concert.

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