CLEMSON — Fans of classical music and a children’s classic will have a lot to cheer about in November at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

Two shows — one by a renowned violinist and the other by Brooklyn Rider quartet and well-known banjoist Béla Fleck — are free.

Violinist Benjamin Beilman

139+Benjamin+Beilman+15Oct12+LMM+(c)+B+Ealovega-2Violinist Benjamin Beilman performs at 8 p.m. Monday,Nov. 4.

Admission is free for the performance by the winner of the 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2012 London Music Masters Award.

Beilman has appeared as a soloist with several international orchestras and was winner of first prize in the Young Concert Artists International Audition and YCA’s Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship.

An avid chamber musician, Beilman appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a member of CMS Two.

Beilman will perform pieces by Brahms, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Beethoven.

As part of the Lillian and Robert Utsey Chamber Music Series, Beilman’s performance is free and no ticket is required. For more information, visit www.clemson.edu/Brooks or call the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales

Take a magical journey with Enchantment Theatre Company’s production of “Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Brooks Center.SultanWifeRGB

The Family Series show includes a giant genie, princesses and wizards in the tales of Scheherazade, the storyteller heroine of “Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales.”

Set to the evocative music of Rimsky-Korsakov, with stunning costumes, masks, puppets, illusion and pantomime, Enchantment Theatre Company brings these captivating tales to life.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available for purchase online at www.clemson.edu/Brooks and through the Box Office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

Béla Fleck joins Brooklyn Rider quartet

Brooklyn Rider copyCutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider and world-renowned banjoist Béla Fleck join forces for a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, as part of the Utsey Chamber Music Series. Admission is free and no ticket is required.

Brooklyn Rider’s unique style of performance has been called “the future of chamber music.” Its six albums run the gamut from classical masterpieces to the avant garde.

Fleck is a 15-time Grammy Award-winning banjoist whose latest album, “The Imposter,” features Brooklyn Rider. Fleck made the leap to the classical genre with 2001’s “Perpetual Motion,” which won two Grammys, including “Best Classical Crossover Album.”

As part of the Lillian and Robert Utsey Chamber Music Series, this performance will be offered free and no ticket is required. For more information, visit www.clemson.edu/Brooks or call the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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