The annual South Carolina Chamber Music Festival returns to Florence with daily performances by world-class musicians. Italian pianist Dr. Paolo André Gualdi, associate professor of music at Francis Marion University, is the mastermind and artistic director behind the festival, and this year, he’s landed performers from Croatia, Italy, Brazil, Russia, as well as the United States, to play at FMU’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence.
Gualdi said the SC Chamber Music Festival once again will have the level of the Spoleto Festival at a manageable price. It’s a “unique little festival” with world-class musicians coming to play intimate performances. The variety in the schedule is what Gualdi said sets apart the festival from others. Throughout the week there’ll be plenty of different styles of chamber music ranging from classical to jazz, and many more.