Concerts & Guest Artists

Masterworks I

 Featuring Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 4, Danzas Fantasticas by Joachin Turina, and Gioachino Rossini's Overture from William Tel. Also, tonight is the opening night of our art sale benefiting local artists from the community. 

Masterworks II

 

Featuring Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor with Guest Soloist, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich and Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian." Please bring a canned food item to donate to our food drive to help support Greer Community Ministries Food Pantry. In addition, tonight is the concluding night of our art sale for local community artists.

Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Yuriy Leonovich immigrated with his family to the United States, where he began studying cello and composition. Leonovich's cello teachers include Stephen Geber, Robert De Maine and Marcy Chanteaux. He studied composition with James Hartway. Leonovich received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Leonovich is an active proponent of Eastern European, Spanish, Soviet-era, as well as new music. He has collaborated with Kimbo Ishii-Eto in the Cleveland premiere of Khachaturian's Concerto-Rhapsody and with Gary Ciepluch in the Cleveland premiere of De Meij's Casanova. As an active recitalist, Leonovich frequently collaborates with his wife Kristin Leonovich and has performed on many occasions with Daniil Trifonov and Elizabeth De Mio. 

His compositions and arrangements have been played in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/Oceania by Massimo La Rosa, Brian Thornton, the Spirale Piano Trio, the New Zealand viola ensemble Viola Viva: The Next Generation and others. In 2010 the Cleveland Orchestra's principal trombone Massimo La Rosa recorded Leonovich's arrangement of Rossini's Barber of Seville overture. This recording, which appears on La Rosa's "Cantando" album, marked Leonovich's commercial-recording debut. La Rosa frequently takes the arrangement on tour to Italy and South America. Leonovich's arrangement of Puccini's Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut is now available on La Rosa's "Sempre Espressivo" album. The Rusalka Fantasie, which has been performed internationally by various Cleveland Orchestra members, is featured on Brian Thornton and Spencer Myer's Kol Nidrei and Beyond: Lev's Story - a tribute to Lev Aronson. 

In 2006 Leonovich completed Tchaikovsky's Cello Concerto. This grand project was made possible with the help of Brett Langston, who generously provided sketches and ideas for the piece. The article about this project can be found at www.tchaikovsky-research.org. In addition to completing the Tchaikovsky Concerto, Leonovich has arranged Stravinsky's Rite of Spring for cello octet and Bach's Fifth Solo Suite and Mozart String Quartet, K. 589 for cello quartet. Following his vision to expand the standard cello repertoire, Leonovich wrote a research document on Gaspar Cassadó's cello concertos.

Currently, Leonovich holds the Assistant Cello Professor position at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He plays a cello made by Michael K öberling in 2016 and a bow by a Roger Zabinski, which Leonovich commissioned. His tailpiece was designed by Kenneth Kuo.

Christmas Concert

 Featuring Christmas and Seasonal favorites to be enjoyed by the entire family. Plan on bringing a toy to the concert to donate to our Toys for Tots Drive.  

Chamber Concert

Sat. Feb 10th
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Cannon Centre, 204 Cannon St, Greer, SC 29651, USA


Featuring Chamber selections by Foothills Philharmonic in the opening concert of the spring performance cycle 



Masterworks III

Sat. Apr. 7th.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Cannon Centre, 204 Cannon St, Greer, SC 29651, USA


Featuring the Firebird Suite By Igor Stravinsky, Fingal's Cave (Hebrides Overture) by Felix Mendelssohn, and Rainbow Body by Christophher Theofanidis  

Pops Celebration

Sat. May 5th
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Riverside Baptist Church, 1249 S Suber Rd, Greer, SC 29650, USA


Favorites from stage, screen, and radio!