Frisson by Dorothy Shi.jpg

FRISSION ENSEMBLE — Frission Ensemble, a nine-piece chamber ensemble featuring NYC’s finest young classical musicians, will be performing this coming weekend for a virtual concert, hosted by the Asheville Chamber Music Series.

The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present Frisson in virtual concerts aired Friday, Oct. 23 and Satuday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

All the programs can be viewed at or on YouTube.

Frisson definition — noun: “a shiver or thrill;” “a sudden burst of excitement.”

From New York City, Frisson features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks, and the group expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, nonets, and a small chamber orchestra.

The ensemble performed over 25 concerts in the 2018-2019 season, including appearances in such diverse venues as the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City and at the Bermuda Festival.

This performance has been recorded exclusively for ACMS and includes:

  • WOLFGANG A. MOZART: Quartet in F major, K. 370 for Oboe, violin, viola and cello
  • GEORGE GERSHWIN: Preludes for Clarinet and Strings
  • ANTONIN DVORAK: Quintet for Strings, Op. 77

For well over half a century the ACMS has taken its place as a valued cultural resource in Asheville, bringing world-renowned chamber artists to the city. As one of the nation’s oldest continuous performing chamber music organizations, it has been recognized for its outstanding programs and for its unique education component through a collaboration with the strings program of the Asheville Buncombe Schools and other cultural partners in the community, including the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Tickets are free or by-donation. The suggested donation per ticket is $40. To sign up to see the performances or for more information, visit or call 828-774-7029 or email

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.