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North Ga. Chamber Music festival set for June
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Nine world-class musicians will bring their talents to North Georgia College & State University for the inaugural North Georgia Chamber Music Festival, which features four programs of music over two weekends in June.

The four concerts will be held in the Gloria Shott Performance Hall, an intimate auditorium with 162 seats. The festival features two Friday night concerts and two Sunday afternoon concerts.

Cecylia Arzewski, violinist and former concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is the event’s artistic director.

The festival begins June 15 with a performance by The Vega String Quartet, the quartet in residence at Emory University since 2006. The group features Domenic Salerni and Jessica Shuang Wu on violins, Yinzi Kong on viola and Guang Wang on cello.

The festival’s other three concerts will feature the same four members of three premiere Atlanta orchestras, with different pieces: Violinists Kenn Wagner and Olga Shpitko, YangYoon Kim on viola and cellist Charae Krueger.

The four Atlanta musicians will be joined by pianist William Ransom for the final concert June 24.

Tickets are $30 for each concert, with combination tickets availalble for multiple concerts. They are on sale at