Felici Trio and star violinist open winter concert series

Chamber Music Unbound opens its 2012-13 winter season this weekend with “Fantasia,” performed by the resident Felici Piano Trio and renowned violinist, Corey Cerovsek.

The program begins tonight (Friday) at Bishop Union High School, and then repeats at Cerro Coso Community College in Mammoth on Saturday. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $25/adult, $17/senior and $7/student and can be purchased at the door after 6:45 p.m.

Tickets are online at www.ChamberMusicUnbound.org, at the Booky Joint and at The Inyo Council for the Arts.

The opening of the new season features a cornucopia of masterworks: Clara Schumann’s expressive “Piano Trio,” the “Fantasy” by Franz Schubert and Antonín Dvorak’s “Piano Quartet opus 87.”

The star performer is Corey Cerovsek, whose graceful mastery of the violin, thoughtful interpretations and dramatic stage presence have earned him a loyal local and international following.

He has performed in the United States with the orchestras of Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and internationally with the Israel Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Prague Symphony, among others.

Cerovsek performs on the “Milanollo” Stradivarius of 1728, an instrument played, among others, by Christian Ferras, Giovanni Battista Viotti, and Nicolò Paganini.

There is a special pre-concert performance by young musicians from the “Honors Strings” program, playing Schubert’s “Moment Musical.”

The quartet (Sophia Schuldt, Arianna Pope, Rachel Molina and Christopher Molina) meets in weekly lessons through Chamber Music Unbound’s Music School.