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This Concert is Sold Out.

On February 3, three of Charlotte's most respected violinists – Calin Lupanu, Rosemary Furniss and Monica Boboc – join together to present String Fever, a Music and Museum concert featuring the infectious rhythms and haunting melodies of Eastern Europe, including a rarely-heard gem by Georges Enescu. Joining the program on cello is Jon Lewis.

Violinist Calin Lupanu serves as concertmaster of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Prior to performing with the Charlotte Symphony, he served as assistant concertmaster of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic, principal player in the Alabama Symphony, and concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony. Lupanu is currently on the faculty of Gardner-Webb University as Artist in Residence. He is married to fellow Charlotte Symphony violinist Monica Boboc.

Rosemary Furniss (who performs on viola for this concert) combines a career as violin soloist with that of concertmaster, chamber musician and teacher. She has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic. She was a violin professor at the Royal College of Music in London before moving to Charlotte with her husband Christopher Warren-Green, Musical Director for the Charlotte Symphony. She is an Artist in Residence at Davidson College.

Violinist Monica Boboc has toured extensively in the U.S. and collaborated with artists such as Lynn Harell, Jon Nakamatsu and Andres Cardenes. She is a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and formerly served as concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and was a member of the Montclaire String Quartet. Boboc joined her husband, concertmaster Calin Lupano, in the 
Charlotte Symphony Ochestra in 2004. She is on the faculty at Gardner-Webb University as Professor of Violin and Artist in Residence.

Jon Lewis is the assistant principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Lewis has been a featured performer at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago and at the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont. He has also appeared at the Olympic Music Festival and Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival and has performed as a guest cellist with the Aiana String Quartet.

Note: Calin Lupanu and Company will also perform February 8 during the Bechtler's Music and Museum Living Room concert at 4 p.m. Details and tickets here


Dvořák: Terzetto, Op. 74
Enescu: Aubade
Martinů: Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola
Bartók: Selected Duos for 2 violins


Concert is performed at 6 p.m. in the fourth-floor gallery. General seating is available starting at 5:30 p.m. A cash bar is provided.


Tickets are $12 for the public and $8 for museum members - See more at:

Tickets are $12 for non-members and $8 for museum members. This concert is sold out.

2014-2015 Season

To view the full 2014-2015 Music and Museum schedule, visit the Bechtler's Music and Museum webpage.

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Image: Calin Lupanu. Photo courtesy of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

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