World class musicians coming to Cuyamaca College

Courtesy Photo. The Fauré Quartet

On Sept. 27, Cuyamaca College will launch its fifth annual ECHO Chamber Music Series, once again bringing world-renowned classical musicians to the East County campus. The 2023-24 East County Harmonics Organization Chamber Music Series features 16 performances between Sept. 27 and May 30, 2024. The series is supported by classical music patron and founding sponsor Sam B. Ersan. Concerts will be held at Cuyamaca’s Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Center.

The first performance on Sept. 27 will feature harpist Julie Smith Phillips and Friends, performing works by Bach, Schubert, and Saint-Saëns.

Subsequent performances will feature the Clarosa Piano Quartet; the Dover Quartet with pianist George Li; guitarist Ana Vidovic; violinist James Ehnes and pianist Orion Weiss; the Quartet Integra from the Colburn School in Los Angeles; and other noted artists from around the globe.

A complete schedule can be found at

This series aims to bring the beauty of classical chamber music to East County and the entire San Diego region. But this music series will also impact the future of education in East County: Proceeds from ticket sales will directly help at least 10 aspiring musicians at Cuyamaca College pay for college and purchase the instruments and music lessons they need to launch careers in music.

“We are thrilled to host this prestigious concert series at Cuyamaca College,” said Jessica Robinson, president of Cuyamaca College in a press release. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students and the local community to experience world-class music while supporting the education of our future leaders. We are deeply grateful to the talented musicians and our generous patron Sam Ersan for making this initiative possible.”

2023-24 ECHO Chamber Music Series:
Dates: Sept. 27 through May 30, 2024
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92019
Single Concert Ticket Price: $35
Season Subscription: $400 for 16 concerts ·
Online ticket booking and more information:

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