Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival

Highlands, NC

Begun in 1982, the Highlands Chamber Music Festival was assisted with a $5000 grant from Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kahn of Miami, Florida, through the Janet Annenberg Hooker Charitable Trust. The grant was given to Dr. Lucas Drew through the University of Miami School of Music to create the Highlands Chamber Music Festival. The first series of concerts was presented in cooperation with the Hudson Library and the Highlands Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. The enthusiastic response from the music lovers of Highlands encouraged the founding of the annual season of performances.

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Both professional and community theater keep playgoers entertained while music festivals, Chamber music and bluegrass music can also be enjoyed year-round. Highlands NC and Cashiers NC has always attracted visual artists thanks to the luxuriant setting, and the number of fine art galleries encourage collectors to make frequent forays. There are writers’ groups, lectures and classes of all types.


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