• McMillen has performed in major venues both traditional and avant-garde: from Carnegie Hall and the Moscow Conservatory to (le) Poisson Rouge and the Knitting Factory.

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  • Returning with a twist featuring Artist Associate Alan Black on cello, new Artist Associate Joseph Meyer on violin, and on viola, guest Ben Geller.

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  • Since her debut in 2003 honoring cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, Pae has shared the stage with celebrated artists Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt, Pamela Frank and more.

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  • Featuring original tunes, good ol' pickin' numbers, and some unexpected covers. tt all comes together in an exciting genre-bending style that keeps listeners on their toes!

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  • The Marinus Ensemble is a flexible group of young international soloists dedicated to bringing knowledge through art to young and diverse audiences.

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Concert Series

The 2014-15 season includes performances from accomplished pianist Blair McMillen, the illustrious Davidson Trio, captivating cellist Deborah Pae, the bluegrass sensation Smokey's Farmland Band, the exquisite Marinus Ensemble and more. Individual and discounted Concert Series Season Package tickets for all six exciting performances are on sale now.

Upcoming Events

photo of Blair McMillian playing with piano hammers

Blair McMillen

Sunday, Oct. 5  •  3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall  •  Tickets

Blair McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today. The New York Times has described him as "riveting," "prodigiously accomplished and exciting," and as one of the piano's "brilliant stars."

photo of the members of the Davidson Trio: Ben Guest, Alan Black and Joseph Meyer

Davidson Trio

Sunday, Nov. 9  •  3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall  •  Tickets

The trio, Ben Geller on viola, Alan Black on cello and Joseph Meyer on violin, will present a vibrant program of chamber music including works by Dohnányi, Mozart and Winthrop University's Mark Lewis.

photo on left of Dana Protopopescu and right of Deborah Pae

Deborah Pae & Dana Protopopescu

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015  •  3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall  •  Tickets

Cellist Deborah Pae is captivating audiences on world stages as a seasoned soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She will collaborate with international concert pianist and recording artist Dana Protopopescu.

photo of members of Smokey's Farmland Band outisde in the winter

Smokey's Farmland Band

Sunday, March 29, 2015  •  3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall  •  Tickets

Based in Atlanta, Smokey's Farmland Band blends musical influences ranging from bluegrass to gypsy jazz to Cajun, creating a progressive sound they like to call "Goodtime Eclectic Bluegrass."

photo of the three musicians in the Marinus Ensemble

Marinus Ensemble

Sunday, April 19, 2015  •  3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall  •  Tickets

Distinguished by their engaging programs and youthful passion for great music, the Marinus Ensemble will be bringing a program of piano trios to Davidson. Violinist Hye-Jin Kim, cellist Joseph Kuipers and pianist Ellen Hwangbo will take you from the brilliance of Mendelssohn, to Piazzolla's sensuality and finally to the subtlety of Ravel.

dark moody profile photo of pianist Phillip Bush

Phillip Bush & Guests

Sunday, May 3, 2015  •  3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall  •  Tickets

Accomplished pianist and Davidson favorite Phillip Bush will return to campus for another exciting chamber music concert that also features violinist Joseph Meyer, violist Rosemary Furniss and cellist Alan Black.