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SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: The Universal Language of Romantic Composers —(60min) Music by Faure, Schubert and Miaskofsky played by some brilliant young chamber musicians: Micah Gangwer, violin; Rachel Gangwer, viola; James Waldo, cello and Alyona Aksyonova piano. May 23 at 3pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 273 Meeting St. Admission: $16 Adults; $11 Seniors/Students.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF THE OLD SOUTH: Sacred Harp Singing - features traditional singers from around the South in an old-time all-day singing from The Sacred Harp, a tunebook first published in Georgia in 1844. Called the oldest living musical tradition in America, “shapenote” singing features unaccompanied voices, strong rhythms, powerful poetry, and starkly beautiful harmonies. May 24 […]
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: College of Charleston Concert Choir–(50min) under the direction of Robert Taylor. This outstanding, award-winning choir has been featured in juried performances at several national conferences and has toured the Southeast. They regularly perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and are known for their rich, warm choral tone and dynamic programming of standard repertoire […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Carolina Voices’ Festival Singers. under the direction of Donna Hill, celebrate folk songs from around the world with masterful choral works from composers such as Vaughn Williams, Dvorak, Lauridsen and more. The feature work will be Morten Lauridsen’s “Le Chansons des Rose.” Other selections will include such classics as “Black […]
MUSIC: The Sound of Charleston—(75min) Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s musical heritage –gospel, Gershwin, Civil War, jazz and light classics—all coming to life in live 75 minute concerts. Artists include Ann Caldwell, Ghadi Shayban, D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis, Carl Bright, Bart Saylor, Tiffany Rice, John Tecklenburg, Lonnie Hamilton and others. Artists for each show can be […]
YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Providence H.S. Honors Chamber Singers - The Providence H.S. Honors Chamber Singers, from Charlotte, NC, is a group of 41 very advanced mixed voices. This mostly a cappella ensemble performs a wide variety of styles and has received numerous state, regional and national awards. May 24 at 2pm. Admission: FREE. Cathedral of St. Luke […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Black Classical Artists of Louisville (BCAL), under Charleston native Dr. Alexander T. Simpson Jr.’s direction, return to Piccolo Spoleto after triumphant concerts in 2003 and 2012. The BCAL, whose roster contains singers who have sung in opera companies around the world, present their signature concert featuring exciting performances of ‘Traditional Negro Spirituals’! . […]
YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cane Bay High School Choirs - The award-winning Cane Bay Choirs are in their 6th year as a school. Over this time, they have placed students in the ACDA National, Regional, and State Honor Choirs and have had numerous members in the SC All-State Chorus. Additionally, they annually receive superior ratings at the choral festivals across […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensemble, an auditioned community handbell ensemble, presents “Bells Around the World”, an entertaining concert of music for all ages including: “Hava Nageela”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and the “William Tell Overture” on 6+ octaves of hand chimes. Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt St. May 24 at 5pm. […]
TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF THE OLD SOUTH: CSO Gospel Choir - (90min) This performance will honor the life and legacy of Ms. Oglesby, educator and television innovator who became the first black person to host a television program in Charleston with WCSC Live-5 News (CBS affiliate). She inspired many academic achievers during her teaching years at Avery and Burke […]
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Revien—(60min) Hailing from Athens, GA, Revien, an exciting, high energy ensemble featuring a cello and two guitars who will perform works ranging from Debussy to Arvo Pärt, from Duke Ellington to Radiohead. Phil Snyder, cello; Kyle Dawkins and Brian Smith, guitars and electronics. May 24 at 6pm. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 […]
LOWCOUNTRY BLUES CRUISES: Shrimp City Slim—(120min) The ambassadors of “Lowcountry blues & original songs” have been a Charleston blues institution since the mid 1980s. Driven by rockin’ piano and wailing harmonica, this band blends the classic sounds of Chicago and New Orleans with the Geechee flavors of the Carolina coast. Almost every tune is danceable […]
YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Panjamdrum Steel Drum Band - Panjamdrum is a steel band showcasing the driving rhythms of Trinidad through new, original music written for this emerging art form. The band is directed by Linda Versprille and comprised of 5th through 12th grade students from Berkeley County. May 25 at 1:30pm. Admission: FREE. Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St.
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Lynn Swanson Festival Singers is a Georgia-based group that was founded in 2009. The ensemble has received rave reviews at the 2012 and 2013 festival of Churches, the Christmas Atlanta Festival, and Art International Festival. Their wide-ranging program includes works from the Renaissance to modern composers, concluding with joyful folk songs […]
YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: University Children’s Chorus - University Children’s Chorus, in residence at Charleston Southern University, is an auditioned treble chorus of boys and girls in grades 4-9, who love to sing and want to improve their vocal and music reading skills. Their program will showcase the choir in both classical and folk music. May 25 at 2:30pm. […]
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: BACH AND BEFORE—(50min) Chatham Baroque, one of the country’s premier early music ensembles performs from its newest CD release, including virtuosic sonatas by J.S. Bach and his German and Austrian predecessors, Dietrich Buxtehude and Heinrich Biber. May 25 at 3pm. Huguenot Church, 136 Church St. Admission: $21.
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Sacre Voci - returns to Piccolo Spoleto after their widely acclaimed appearances in 2012 and 2013. Sacre Voci returns with The Italian High Renaissance & Elizabethan Music, featuring Palestrina’s Missa Sine Nomine and motets and ayres by William Byrd, Thomas Morely, and John Dowland. A celebration of the best of Italy […]
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: A Piano Salon—(60min) This unusual piano duo recital features the Stoudenmire/Elshazly Duo performing works by Shostakovich, Milhaud and Gershwin in the first half of the program. Both performers are on the music faculty at Charleston Southern University. Following intermission, Pleshakov/Wenther (husband and wife duo) will perform works by Saint-Säens and Rachmaninoff. May 25 […]
THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES AT FRANKE AT SEASIDE: Black Classical Artists of Louisville—LOUISVILLE present an unusual program of ‘Traditional Negro Spirituals’ featuring dance, piano, organ and vocal renditions of these works in both ‘traditional’, a capella versions and in arrangements by Harry T. Burleigh, Hall Johnson, Margaret Bonds and other composers of note. Dr. Alexander […]
YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Charleston Children’s Chorus - The Charleston Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Charles Benesh and accompanied by Michele Russell, is a select treble choir comprised of Charleston County students who have been identified as artistically gifted and talented. The Chorus will perform music from a variety of times, places and styles. May 25 at […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: The Madison Singers of James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) - is the JMU advanced, auditioned choral chamber ensemble. The Madison Singers explore, prepare, and present advanced choral repertoire that is expressive of the diversity of the human spirit throughout both music history and world cultures. This will be The Madison Singers’ […]
MUSIC: Piccolo Spoleto at Bishop Gadsden: Voices 21 - For its debut performance at the 2014 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Washington-area chamber chorus, Voices 21, will present a rich assortment of musical selections: from motets by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Sermisy to contemporary pieces including Eliza Gilkyson’s Requiem, written for the 2004 Asian tsunami victims; an arrangement of the […]
YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud School - The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud School, a select vocal ensemble comprised of 35 fourth and fifth graders, present an eclectic program of choral works drawn from the genres of folk, classical, spiritual and jazz. May 25 at 4:30pm. Admission: FREE. Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St.
YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Charleston Academy of Music Young Performers - The Charleston Academy of Music proudly presents its young and outstanding students from the academy. They will perform solo and chamber pieces ranging in style and era. These performers are not only fine young musicians and prize winners in local and national competitions, but also achievers in […]
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: flusSion—(60min) A joint project of Flutist Lauren Watkins and percussionist Jeffery Vaughn that features innovative performances of traditional, non-traditional and adapted music for flute and percussion, missing classical flute repertoire, Latin groove, jazz standards, world music and more. Innovative, edgy, haunting, breathtaking….not to miss! May 25 at 6pm. Mt. Zion AME Church, 5 Glebe St. Admission: […]
TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF THE OLD SOUTH: The Choraliers Music Club of Charleston- (60min) will present a one hour Gullah-Geechee Explosion performance of Gullah folklore, unarranged and arranged spirituals, gospel, blues and excerpts from the opera “Porgy and Bess.” May 25 at 6pm; May 31 and June 6 at 8pm. Tickets: $15 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors; Free for Children […]
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Raúl Ramirez–(60min) Ramírez is an internationally recognized concert organist who has performed all over the world. Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St. May 25 at 7:00pm. Admission: Free (Donations Gratefully Accepted at the Door).
LOWCOUNTRY BLUES CRUISES: Shelly Waters “Swamp Pop Princess”— (120min) Born & raised in Rayne, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun Country, Shelly Waters is a sultry singer and guitarist who, with her ace touring band, brings a modern twist to time-honored Gulf Coast roots music. Her debut CD “Swamp Pop Princess” (2013) is getting airplay from […]
TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF THE OLD SOUTH: Camp Meeting - (90min) Mount Zion Spiritual Singers presents Camp Meeting, a true depiction of an old fashioned prayer meeting/experience service. This style of service can still be heard in many churches/meeting houses in the rural areas and in some black churches on the Charleston peninsula. The Singers, dressed in […]
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Daniel Sansone–(45min) Mr. Sansone is Director of Music at the cathedral. Music by François Couperin (Mass for Convents). Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St. May 26 at 10:00am. Admission: Free (Donations Gratefully Accepted at the Door).
MUSIC: CHARLESTON MEN’S CHORUS -(60min) will present a somber and celebratory tribute to our veterans and current members of our armed forces at its popular Memorial Day concert. This annual event will feature service anthems, patriotic songs, and other inspiring works. Charleston Men’s Chorus is a non-profit organization devoted to entertaining the tri-county area with […]
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Celebrating Our International Connections –(50min) Music for guitar, voice, and piano. Featuring guitarists Grace McNally and Robbie Chan, tenor Josh Avant, and pianists Justin Watkins and Irwin Jiang, this Memorial Day concert will feature works by Dyens (Tunisian-French), Ponce (Mexican), Dvorak (Czech), Faure (French), Uematsu (Japanese), Domeniconi (Italian), and Chopin (Polish). May 26 […]
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: THE VIRTUOSIC VIOLIN -(50min) Elements of improvisation and virtuosity rule in this program of masterpieces by Tartini, Locatelli, Castello and Kasperger. May 26 at 3pm. Huguenot Church, 136 Church St. Admission: $21.
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: William Baker Festival Singers, led by Dr. William Baker, have delighted Piccolo audiences with their diverse blend of a cappella favorites since their first Charleston performance in 1989 under the name Gwinnett Festival Singers. The 2014 concert features the moving songs of the Holocaust by William Dreyfoos, classical works by Tavener, […]
MUSIC: Memorial Day Concert: This concert features rousing marches and Broadway show tunes, and concludes with a patriotic musical tribute to each of the Armed Forces of our great country. Features Charleston Community Band and Columbia Community Concert Band. May 26 at 3pm. Admission: FREE. Marion Square, King & Calhoun Sts.
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Atlanta Schola Catorum, a thirty-voice a cappella chorus under the direction of John Whitt, will present The Musical Parody, featuring works by Claudio Monteverdi and Nicolas Gombert Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St. May 26 at 4pm. Admission: Free (donations gratefully accepted).
SPOTLIGHT: MEPKIN ABBEY CONCERTS: Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert (75min)— The Ensemble of St. Clare at Mepkin Abbey presents music by J.S. Bach and Villa Lobos with featured soloists Jennifer Luiken, mezzo-soprano; Yuriy Bekker, violin; Jenny Bekker, flute; Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano; and Natalia Khoma, cello. Concert is performed in the beautiful Abbey Church followed by a […]
PICCOLO SPOLETO RISING STARS: — (60min) Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars is in its fifth year showcasing artistically gifted students ages 9 – 18 from throughout South Carolina. The acclaimed Rising Stars Program is a series of six performances featuring five to seven artistically gifted students in visual art, theatre, classical dance, creative writing and classical music. Attaca […]
LOWCOUNTRY BLUES CRUISES: Juke Joint Johnny & The Hurricanes— (120min) The “Harmonica High Priest of the Southeast” is one of the Carolinas’ top blues harp players, blessed with a tropical storm of a tone and a rockin’ band behind him. With renditions of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Cotton, J. Geils, and others plus wild originals, […]
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: JooSoo Son–(45min) Ms. Son is Music Director and Organist at Providence Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head Island, SC. Music by Bach, Buxtehude, Krebs, and Müthel. Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. May 27 at 10:00am. Admission: Free (Donations Gratefully Accepted at the Door).
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms-(50min)Music of these musical giants will thrill the audience: includes Bach Suite No. 3 for cello, Bach arias, Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Beethoven Sonata Op. 81a, and Brahms Ballade, Rhapsody in G minor, and Piano Trio No. 1. Featured performers are Robbie Chan, Patricia Cooney, Unusdian Errandonea, […]
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: THE GRAND TOUR -(50min) Chatham Baroque “tours” the salons of Europe, bringing to life sonatas and ayres by Baroque masters Anotnio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli and Georg Phillip Telemann. With Erika Cutler (Baroque Violin). May 27 from 3:00-4:00pm. Huguenot Church, 136 Church St. Admission: $21.
THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES AT FRANKE AT SEASIDE: Lomazov/Rackers Duo—Steinway Artists and international performers Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers direct the Southeastern Piano Festival and teach at the School of Music at the University of South Carolina. They will perform music by Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, Granados and others. May 27 at 3pm. Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Hall, 1885 […]
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Chamber Music Charleston—(60min) Two great masterworks from the chamber music repertoire come to life under the skilled hands of Chamber Music Charleston’s core musicians: Mozart’s Quintet No. 4 in c minor and the ravishingly beautiful Borodin Quartet #2 in D Major. Frances Hsieh and Jenny Weiss, violins; Ben Weiss and Nonako Okada, […]
JAZZ CRUISES: Duke’s Men, with special guest, San Francisco trumpeter Jon Thornton-(120min) present a musical history of jazz, from New Orleans, to Kansas City to Chicago to New York and endiing with the cool school in LA. A cruise you won’t forget. With brand new commentary from pianist and author, Franklin Ashley. Joining Franklin will be Don […]
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Emily Meixner–(45min) Ms. Meixner is a candidate for the Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as an organ student of Todd Wilson. Music by de Grigny, Bach, George Shearing, David Conte, and Duruflé. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford St. (corner of Archdale and Clifford Sts.) May 28 at 10:00am. Admission: Free […]
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Violin Marathon- (50min) Outstanding students from the violin studio of Professor Yuriy Bekker — Yuhong Tu, Ting Yao, Zoe Whittaker, Shannon Fitzhenry, Chelsea Murphy, along with Gregory Guay — perform a dynamic and varied program of music for violin, with guitar and piano accompaniment. May 28 from 12-1pm. Simons Center for the Arts, Recital Hall, 54 […]
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: THE GENIUS OF BACH- (50min) Experience the unparalleled genius of J.S. Bach in his most intimate works. Our program includes a suite of dances for the German Baroque lute and Bach’s magnificent Chaconne for solo violin. With Andrew Fouts (Baroque violin) and Scott Pauley (Baroque lute). May 28 from 3:00-4:00pm. Huguenot Church, 136 Church […]
PICCOLO SPOLETO RISING STARS: —(60min) Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars is in its fifth year showcasing artistically gifted students ages 9 – 18 from throughout South Carolina. The acclaimed Rising Stars Program is a series of six performances featuring five to seven artistically gifted students in visual art, theatre, classical dance, creative writing and classical music. Sora Shirai: […]
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: The In-Between: From Classical to Jazz—(60min) From Classical To Jazz – Classical soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis with jazz musicians Robert Lewis, saxophone; Gerald Gregory, piano; Ron Wiltrout, percussion and cellist Norbert Lewandowski explore repertoire that resides in and in-between the classical and jazz genres with premieres of new compositions from the ensembles along […]
JAZZ: Piccolo Comes to Kiawah featuring Leah Suárez & Friends - Leah Suarez and Friends will perform a mix of standard and popular jazz repertoire, from swing to samba, Gershwin to Jobim, for a special evening not to be missed! Leah has performed extensively throughout the Charleston area and is currently the featured vocalist for Charleston’s […]
CELTIC ARTS SERIES: Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford —(60min) Irish instrumental virtuosos Kevin Crawford (flute and whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes) perform in Charleston for the second time! Perhaps best known as members of the acclaimed Irish trad band Lunasa – called by the Irish Echo “the best Irish traditional instrumental band on the […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: St. Gregory Chamber Choir, a 15-voice professional choir specializing in music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and 20th and 21st centuries. One of the staples of this group is the 5th-century Compline service, expanded with various repertoires, early to modern, when sung in concert settings Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St. May 28 at 8:30pm. Admission: Free […]
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: John Alexander–(45min) Mr. Alexander is X. Music by Marchant, Bach, Ad Wammes, Alain, Vierne, and Sowerby. Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St. May 29 at 10:00am. Admission: Free (Donations Gratefully Accepted at the Door).
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: A Romantic Affair-(50min) Hear the warm, lush sound of the 19th and early 20th century chamber music: Jonathan Williams, cello and Gregory Guay, guitar in works of Saint-Saens and Piazzolla, soprano Ashley Fabian in songs by Strauss, cellist Unusdian Errandonea in Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango, and Ae-lin Youn, Jonathan Milord, Caitlin Delaney, and […]
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: MEDITERRANEAN NIGHTS-(50min) Chatham Baroque uncovers Mediterranean musical treasures, including sultry Spanish dances, suave French suites by Marin Marais, and fiery Italian sonatas by the red –haired priest Antonio Vivaldi. With Danny Mallon (percussion) and Erika Cutler (Baroque violin). May 29 from 3:00-4:00pm. Huguenot Church, 136 Church St. Admission: $21.
THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES AT FRANKE AT SEASIDE: Piano Plus Two Times Three—A program of chamber music Rex Conner, violin and friends perform trios of various configurations by Erwazen, Rota, and Mendelssohn. May 29 at 3pm. Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant; (843) 856-4700. Admission: Free (Donations accepted)
MUSIC: Piccolo Spoleto at Bishop Gadsden: Ryan Smith - Ryan Smith, Assistant Professor of Music at Coker College, will be performing a solo piano recital at Bishop Gadsden in its beautiful chapel. The program’s centerpiece is Schumann’s magical Davidsbundertanze, op. 6, complemented by works of Schubert, Debussy, and Gershwin. May 29 at 4pm . Admission: FREE. […]
MUSIC: Jazz In The Park - The City of Charleston Housing Authority and Residents Advisory presents a community festival and jazz concert. The concert will be featuring Charleston’s own, The First Class Band. Robert Mills Manor (Courtyard), 20 Franklin St. At 5pm. Admission Free.
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: A Notre Grande Joie– Much To Our Delight—(60min) – Charleston singers Margaret Kelly Cook, soprano, and Jennifer Luiken, mezzo-soprano, along with pianist Wayne Helmly present a recital of works by Poulenc, Debussy, Mompou, Faure, Saint-Säens, Chausson, Massenet, Offenbach and others.May 29 at 6pm. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Admission: $16 Adults; $11 Seniors/Students.
Concert in the Park: Allan Park will host a fun-filled evening! The neighbors of Hampton Park Terrace welcome you to try food from local Food Trucks or bring-your-own picnic as you enjoy a relaxed evening and the music of the V-Tones and Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band. We promise you will love this top-notch acoustic music and assure […]
JAZZ CRUISES: Quiana Parler & Friends—(120min) Quiana Parler & Friends will feature classic hits from yesterday & today. Spirit of Lowcountry. May 29: boards 7:30pm; cruise from 8-10pm. Fountain Walk Dock at Aquarium Wharf. Admission: $25; cash bar and dry snacks available for purchase.
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: JeeYoon Choi –(45min) Dr. Choi is Music Director and Organist at First (Scots). Music by Franck, Bach, Brahms, Karg-Elert, and Johannes Matthias Michael. First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting St. May 30 at 10:00am. Admission: Free (Donations Gratefully Accepted at the Door).
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: College of Charleston Opera in Concert -(50min) Director David Templeton showcases a fast-paced program of favorite arias and scenes from opera. Highlighting the Act I finale of CofC Opera’s recent hit performance of Edwin Penhorwood’s hilarious opera Too Many Sopranos. May 30 from 12-1pm. Simons Center for the Arts, Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. Admission: $11.
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: SOL Y SOMBRA-(50min) Back by popular demand, Brazilian countertenor Jose Lemos joins Chatham Baroque in an electrifying program you won’t want to miss, featuring dances and vocal music from Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain. With Danny Mallon (percussion) and Erika Cutler (Baroque violin). May 30 from 3:00-4:00pm. Huguenot Church, 136 Church St. Admission: $21.
PICCOLO SPOLETO RISING STARS: —(60min) Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars is in its fifth year showcasing artistically gifted students ages 9 – 18 from throughout South Carolina. The acclaimed Rising Stars Program is a series of six performances featuring five to seven artistically gifted students in visual art, theatre, classical dance, creative writing and classical music. Zachariah […]
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: From Africa to the Americas —(60min) This outstanding ensemble of eight musicians (D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis and Friends) presents a concert “Music For Tanzania” centered around music which began in Africa as Swahili songs, migrated through the Atlantic, picking up South American influences such as Afro-Cuban and settling in the United States where it […]
CELTIC ARTS SERIES: From the Lowcountry to the Old Country —(60min) Na Fidleiri and the Taylor Festival Choir present “From the Lowcountry to the Old Country,” a concert of choral, vocal, and instrumental music reflecting the synergy between Celtic and American culture. These ensembles toured this concert through five Irish cities last summer as part of the […]
JAZZ SERIES: EAST OF ELLINGTON - A small ensemble with a big band sound, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents its 10-piece CJO Chamber Ensemble, performing classic work from the catalogue of one of the greatest bandleaders and composers of the twentieth century, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. A program combining sophistication and elegance with exotic and sensual […]
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Piano Plus Cello!-(50min) Featuring solo cellist Shelby Bowden playing Bach’s Suite No. 4, solo pianist Emily Tran playing Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 31, No. 2—The Tempest and York Bowen’s Three Preludes, plus a cello/piano duet by Boccherini with Zachary Litchfield, cellist and Tran at the piano. May 31 from 12-1pm. Simons Center for the Arts, Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. Admission: […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Trinity Chancel Choir presents a concert as a sampling of music from the different cultures that span North America including shape-not, spiritual, Moravian, gospel, blues, Native-American, Jazz, Classical, and Cajun music. This premier event will feature original arrangements performed by the Chancel Choir with folk ensemble. Trinity United Methodist Church, 273 Meeting St. May 31 at 1pm. Admission: […]
THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES AT FRANKE AT SEASIDE: Na Fidleiri—Mary Taylor, director - The Southeast’s premier Celtic Fiddle Ensemble presents a concert of instrumental tunes plus beautiful songs from the Emerald Isle. 25 fiddlers and guitar will come together for a show not to be missed. May 31 at 3pm. Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Hall, 1885 Rifle Range […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Laudis Domini Vocal Ensemble is an auditioned, select ensemble that specializes in singing the great sacred repertoire intended for smaller groups such as Renaissance and Baroque era music, British Cathedral music, motets, and part music. Trinity United Methodist Church, 273 Meeting St. May 31 at 3pm. Admission: Free (donations gratefully accepted).
MUSIC: Piccolo Spoleto at Bishop Gadsden: The St. John Youth Ensemble - The St. John Youth Ensemble returns to the beauty of the Bishop Gadsden Chapel for Alleluia! Seven young women from Augusta, Georgia, offer vocal music celebrating creation and rebirth. This joyful program includes works by Mendelssohn and Mozart as well as contemporary composers and pieces from the […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: St. Paul’s Touring Choir presents Peace and Hope: Choral Classics, Spirituals, and Gospel Music. The Choir, comprised of volunteers and professionals, has a rare ability to perform a wide diversity of genre equally well. This program, with its theme of peace and hope, sends a much needed message in our world […]
JAZZ SERIES: SWING! SWING! SWING!: BASIE EDITION - Charleston’s resident 19-piece big band celebrates its Piccolo Spoleto debut swingin’ on seminal favorites from the songbook of William James “Count” Basie and his legendary orchestra. Performing hits from some of Basie’s most iconic recordings, including “Shiny Stockings,” “April In Paris,” “Whirly-Bird,” and CJO’s theme “Corner Pocket,” you can […]
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Poinsett Piano Trio—(60min) The Poinsett Piano Trio based in Greenville, SC, presents chamber music masterworks by Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Faure. The Brahms Trio is epic not only in its expansiveness but in the enormous range of emotions it conveys. By contrast, Faure burns with subdued fervor under the veil of the composer’s […]
LOWCOUNTRY BLUES CRUISES: The King Bees—(120min) Hailing from the mountains of North Carolina, The King Bees have been a fixture on the national scene for over twenty-five years. Queen Bee Zamagni (bass/vocals) and Hound Dog Baskerville (guitar/organ) and their ace drummer kick a feisty songbook of swingin’ tracks off their latest CD “Carolina Bound” and […]
TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF THE OLD SOUTH: CSO Spiritual Ensemble - (90min) a 30-member vocal group focusing on traditional African-American spirituals, presents a performance entitled Spiritual Masterworks: From Robert Nathaniel Dett to Moses G. Hogan. This choral performance will chronicle the musical legacies of Robert Nathaniel Dett, Hall Johnson, Jester Hairston and Moses G. Hogan, with a Charleston début […]
A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Coffeehouse—(120min) Sephardic singer Susana Behar will present her show, At the Crossroads, in which she shares the rich music of her ancestry: the old Ladino language, the harmonies and rhythms of the Baroque era, and the formidable richness of the music of Cuba and Latin-America. In 2012 the Charleston City […]
A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Feature Film Series: Tevye (1939) —(93min) The original, non-musical film version of the Sholom Aleichem’s book, which inspired “Fiddler on the Roof,” celebrates 75 years in 2014. The first non-English film to be named “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the U.S. Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National […]
A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: The Jewish Choral Society featuring Ayala Asherov-Kalus (60min) The Jewish Choral Society of Charleston, under the direction of Madeline List Hershenson will be celebrating its fifteenth season. Their repertoire ranges from ancient chants and niggunim to contemporary Israeli and Jewish-American music. They will be joined by Charleston musician and native Israeli […]
JAZZ SERIES: Jazz for the Family - Charleston’s resident big band takes the stage for a special concert for the whole family to enjoy, performing jazz standards and hits from the small and silver screens, alike. Be sure to get to the Charleston Music Hall early for your chance to jam with the pros! Bring your […]
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: BEFORE FLAMENCO-(50min) Acclaimed ensemble Brio bring to life the rhythms , modes and melodies of early Spain and the Mediterranean world featuring the incredible songs of the Sephardim. Brio members Jose Lemos, Danny Mallon, and Steve Rosenberg will make this a fun concert. June 1 from 3:00-4:00pm. Huguenot Church, 136 Church St. Admission: $21.
SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Charleston Academy of Music—(60min) Charleston Academy of Music proudly presents its faculty members, active chamber and orchestral musicians from the Lowcountry. The program features seven members of the faculty performing works by Mozart, Brahms and others, written for violin, flute, viola, cello, clarinet, piano and voice. The program features faculty members performing works, […]
A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Viva Klezmer (60min) has established itself as the foremost interpreter of Klezmer music in the Southeast. The ensemble consists of four instrumentalists: clarinetist, Gene Kavadlo; violinist, Ali Kavadlo; guitarist, Mike Mosley; and bassist, Ron Brendle. Together, they bring an impressive background to their Klezmer interpretations. Since its founding in by Gene […]
CELTIC ARTS SERIES: Na Fidleiri —(60min) The southeast’s premier Celtic fiddle ensemble is directed by Mary Scott Taylor. Na Fidleiri presents a lively concert of Irish Jigs, Reels and Airs, as well as American Old-Time tunes. Guest artists Susan Conant (flute and whistle), John Holenko (guitar and mandolin), and Joseph Ensley (guitar) join the 20-plus […]
MUSIC: Piccolo Spoleto at Bishop Gadsden: Christal Brown-Gibson -Christal Brown-Gibson presents an evening of Spirituals, Jazz, Blues and Gospel on a “Journey Through the Music of African Americans”. Join this John’s Island native, as she sings music by Musical legends Etta James, Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, and many others. June 1 at 4pm . Admission: FREE. Bishop Gadsden […]
Festival of Churches & Synagogues: Shandon United Methodist Chancel Choir from Columbia, SC, will present Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. Also “Love Never Fails” and “Let Beauty Be Our Memorial” by J.A.C. Redford and the Jubilate Deo by Glenn Rudolph. All works by living American composers St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 142 Church St. June 1 at 5pm. Admission: Free (donations gratefully […]
A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Yuriy Bekker and Friends – (70min) Enjoy an evening with violinist, Yuriy Bekker, and his musical partners, Andrew Armstrong, piano, Micah Ganwer, violin, Eliot Lawson, violin, Ben Weiss, viola, and Norbert Lewandowski on the cello. The group will perform 20th century music. Selections from: Golijov, Tenebrae for String Quartet; Korngold, […]
JAZZ CRUISES: Lonnie Hamilton Quintet featuring vocalist Lyndsey Moynihan—(120min) This cruise is swinging! Rhythm on the Water! Join Lonnie Hamilton III, sax, Charleston’s Jazz Ambassador along with Chuck Dalton, trumpet; Jamie Harris, bass; Gerald “Cameo” Williams, drums, John Tecklenburg, piano, and vocalist Lindsey Moynihan!. Enjoy the cruise while they serve up a night of swinging jazz standards! Spirit of […]
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Katelyn Emerson–(45min) Ms. Emerson received her bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College and Conservatory where she studied with James David Christie. Music by Bach, Langlais, Thierry Escaich, Franck, and Parry. St. Michael’s Church, 71 Broad St. (corner of Meeting and Broad Sts.) June 2 at 10:00am. Admission: Free (Donations Gratefully Accepted at the Door).
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Prize-Winning Seniors –(50min) Abbie Geddings and Savannah Shelby, mezzo-sopranos. A program of varied songs sung by talented and dynamic singers who are recent graduates headed to graduate school and singing careers. Both are recent winners in the NATS Student Auditions competition. June 2 from 12-1pm. Simons Center for the Arts, Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. Admission: […]
EARLY MUSIC SERIES: VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS-(50min) Yuriy Bekker and friends will fill up the amazing acoustics of the Huguenot Church with one of the most beloved masterpieces of any era. Hearing this piece in the intimate setting of the Huguenot Church will make this a memorable experience. June 2 & June 5 from 3:00-4:00pm. Huguenot Church, […]
PICCOLO SPOLETO RISING STARS: —(60min) Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars is in its fifth year showcasing artistically gifted students ages 9 – 18 from throughout South Carolina. The acclaimed Rising Stars Program is a series of six performances featuring five to seven artistically gifted students in visual art, theatre, classical dance, creative writing and classical music. Margaret […]
SPOTLIGHT: MEPKIN ABBEY CONCERTS: Taylor Festival Choir—(75min) Taylor Festival Choir presents Cantatas #43 and #172 by J.S. Bach and Perosi’s Missa Secunda Pontificalis. The concert is offered as a special tribute to the late Bishop David B. Thompson. Robert Taylor conducts the choir, accompanied by members of The Ensemble of St. Clare at Mepkin Abbey. These […]
A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE: Feature Film Series: Dybbuk (1937) —(108min) In a Polish shtetl, two young men who have grown up together betroth their unborn children, ignoring the advice of a mysterious traveler not to pledge the lives of future generations. Soon after, one of them dies, and the wife of the other dies in […]
LOWCOUNTRY BLUES CRUISES: Steve & The Stilettos—(120min) Guitarist/singer Steve “O.J.” Hardy began his blues/soul/funk career in Pittsburgh and moved his show to the Lowcountry in the early 1990s. He and his tight band specialize in classic rockin’ blues from the likes of Delbert McClinton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert Collins, and others. Danceable, compelling, and boisterous, […]
L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Richard Gray–(45min) Mr.Gray is a native of Beaufort, SC and is a rising senior at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH), where he is pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree as a student of James David Christie. Music by de Grigny, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Dan Locklair, and Bach. Cathedral of St. Luke […]
YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Art Song Extravaganza–(50min) Marrying voice and piano, text and music, the Art Song takes its place as one of the most expressive genres of music for the voice. The program will include familiar songs by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Faure, Duparc, Chausson, Warlock, and Quilter performed by the talented and well-trained singers […]