We are excited to host a concert by Arthur Ross, violist, this Thursday, November 2, 2017 — 7:30PM

(part of mini-tour — other cities, Asheville, NC, and Greenville, SC)

Listening Laboratories” — Not the Usual Classical Chamber Music Concert, but a “show”

Free Admission…Donations happily accepted

Link to a short video about the show


Link to YouTube page for the complete series



Listening Laboratories with Arthur Ross, Violist

This will not be your usual classical chamber music concert, but a “show.”  Part Viola Recital…Part Autobiography…Part Guided Meditation.  Yes, there will be great music for Viola / Piano duo, including works by Prokofiev, Debussy, Clarke, and Schumann.  But I’ll also be telling stories about my life, discussing philosophy…don’t worry, not too much, and exploring the value of art to each one of us as individuals.  Expect a fun, nuanced, and thought-provoking show.  Or if you’re not interested in all that talking and meditating, just some great live music!



Arthur is an extremely active performing artist, serving as Acting Principal Violist of Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Associate Principal Violist of the Greenville Symphony, and as a tenured member of the South Carolina Philharmonic.  He has been a soloist with all three ensembles, and has performed with orchestras in Charleston, Charlotte, Hilton Head, Savannah, Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, and Asheville, NC.  He began his studies on the viola at age 14, and later earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Eastman School as a pupil of George Taylor.  He has worked with some of the world’s great conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Slatkin, Roger Norrington, and Michael Tilson Thomas, and with a wide range of classical and popular performers: from Zuill Bailey, Sharon Isbin, Olga Kern, Benedetto Lupo, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Christopher Parkening, David Shifrin, Joseph Silverstein, and Kyoko Takezawa, to Art Garfunkel, Take 6, Pink Martini, LeAnn Rimes, and The Temptations.