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PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN: Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery

Fri., May 27, 4:00pm Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery A multimedia program centered on the life and music of America’s greatest songwriting duo, George and Ira Gershwin, as performed by award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier. Beginning with early Gershwin compositions, Glazier will move to songs from Broadway and Hollywood, and then on to the concert works, concluding with the complete solo piano version […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: The Charlestones Sing Everything

Fri., May 27, 7:00pm The Charlestones Sing Everything The Holy City’s premier all-male a cappella quartet has quickly made a name for themselves since their inception in 2014, with acclaim for their high level of musicianship, emotional interpretation, tight blend, and their ability to sing a variety of genres. The group will present an eclectic program of sacred and secular music drawn from […]

Sunset Serenade

Fri., May 27, 8:00pm Sunset Serenade Join us at the US Custom House for Piccolo Spoleto’s annual curtain raiser. This free, outdoor concert features the Charleston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of CSO Music Director Ken Lam. This year’s program includes works by Dvořák, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky, in what promises to be a night to remember. Arrive early and enjoy the festive atmosphere […]

Allan Park Concert

Thu., June 2, 6:30pm Allan Park Concert Coordinator Michael Varnadore Join the neighbors of Hampton Park Terrace as they welcome you to Allan Park for an evening of music and friends, featuring the Lyndsey Moynihan Jazz Ensemble. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from local food trucks. You will love this top-notch performance that will have you singing, dancing, and joining […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Sacred Harp Singing

Sat., May 28 Sacred Harp Singing Join traditional singers from around the South for an old-time all-day singing event. One of the longest-lived musical traditions in America, ‘shapenote’ singing features unaccompanied voices, strong rhythms, powerful poetry, and starkly beautiful harmonies. Morning Session: 10am-noon Afternoon Session: 1pm-3pm The morning session will be preceded by a Beginner’s Lesson at 9:30. Venue Gage Hall […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Charleston Academy of Music Students

Sat., May 28, 10:00am Charleston Academy of Music Students A showcase of talented students features some of CAM’s finest young musicians ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old. The program will include chamber music by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Brahms, Poulenc, Saint- Saens, and more. The students will be featured in a quartet, piano duos, flute and guitar duo, and as a […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sat., May 28, 11:45am Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra The CSYO is one of the premier youth orchestras of the South Carolina Lowcountry, showcasing 65 students from 18 schools and three counties from ages 11 to 18. Venue Charleston Music Hall Address 37 John St. Admission Free

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: College of Charleston Concert Choir

Sat., May 28, noon College of Charleston Concert Choir Under the direction of Dr. Robert Taylor, this outstanding, award-winning choir has been featured in juried performances at several national conferences and has toured the Southeast. Venue Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul Address 126 Coming St. Admission $11

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: First Scots Presbyterian Church Kirk Choir

Sat., May 28, 12:00pm First Scots Presbyterian Church Kirk Choir The Kirk Choir presents a selection of anthems and spirituals including works by Mendelssohn, Clausen, Gramann, Parker, Hogan, and Rutter. This thirty member choir is conducted by Director of Choral Music Ricard Bordas and accompanied by organist/music director JeeYoon Choi. Venue  First (Scots) Presbyterian Church […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers

Sat., May 28th, 1:00pm Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers Returning to the festival for their eleventh appearance, these singers are alumni and faculty of Mars Hill University. The ensemble focuses on performing traditional choral music as well as the music of the Southern Appalachian region, namely folk songs, hymns, and spirituals. This year’s concert features music […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Panjamdrum

Sat., May 28, 1:3opm Panjamdrum Returning to the festival, the steel drum group will present new American and Trinidadian music written for this emerging percussive art form. The group is composed of 7th and 11th grade students representing the schools of Berkeley County, SC under the direction of Linda Versprille. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission Free

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: The Sound of Charleston

May 28, June 1, 4, 8, 11, 2:00pm The Sound of Charleston Experience the sounds that define Charleston and its unique southern charm coming to life in the historic Circular Congregational Church. Performers include Mayor John Tecklenburg, Ann Caldwell, Lonnie Hamilton III, and many more. The program includes a diverse mix of jazz, gospel, Gershwin, Gullah, spirituals, and Civil War songs. Program details can […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: The Charleston Renaissance Ensemble

Sat., May 28, 2:00pm The Charleston Renaissance Ensemble This dynamic ensemble has been delighting audiences with early vocal music for nearly four decades. This year’s concert is a reprise of their 1981 concert, presenting the monumental Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) by Monteverdi with a 17-piece orchestra and soloists under the direction of Samuel Sheffer. Venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Back to Bach

Sat., May 28, 3:00pm Back to Bach In Chatham Baroque’s first program of the festival, the group is joined by guest harpsichordist Justin Wallace for a program that features the great master’s works for violin, harpsichord, and viola da gamba. Venue: St. Philip’s Church Address: 142 Church Street Admission: $21

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Renaissance

Sat., May 28, 3:00pm Renaissance These twenty-seven voices will unite under the direction of Robert Pritchard to bring audiences a program of lesser known works such as Requiem in D, Op. 194 by Joseph Rheinberger and Revelation Motet by Melchior Franck. The ensemble’s return engagement also includes some choral favorites by J.S. Bach, Gerald Finzi, […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN: Ivory Trio

Sat., May 28, 4:00pm Ivory Trio The Ivory Trio is a new artistic piano trio consisting of consummate musicians that came together in 2013 while studying at the University of South Carolina. Pianist Solomon Eichner performs throughout the U.S and Europe and has competed in many international competitions. Violinist Shrhan Wu holds positions in the […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: The Musical Mind

Sat., May 28, 4:00pm The Musical Mind In the first public performance to visually demonstrate how the brain of an artist functions as he performs a musical piece, Charleston Symphony Orchestra principal cellist, Norbert Lewandowski, will perform Mariel Robert’s Three Shades, Foreshadows while a live rendering of his brain activity lights up on a projection behind him. This visual and musical experience will be […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Charleston Gospel Choir

Sat., May 28, 5:00pm The Black Pupil, Educated Against All Odds Through moving gospel standards and contemporary selections, under the direction of David A. Richardson, this diverse, all volunteer ensemble will pay tribute to black educators of yesteryear who forged academic excellence prior to and after the landmark US Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education. The performance will highlight the epic […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: The Trey Clegg Singers

Sat., May 28, 5:00pm The Trey Clegg Singers Atlanta’s new multicultural ensemble is a predominantly African-American Chorus with a mission to achieve the highest level of performance and scholarship through diverse musical genres and cultures in an effort to bring hope, peace, and joy to audiences. The group is led by music director and conductor Trey […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: The In-Between

Sat., May 28, 6:00pm The In-Between Classical soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis along with jazz musicians Robert Lewis (saxophone) and Gerald Gregory (piano) explore the repertoire that resides in and in between the classical and jazz genres with new compositions from the ensemble, highlighting music and poetry by American artists including Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickinson, Brad Mehldau, and more. Venue City Gallery Address 34 […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES CRUISES: Shrimp City Slim

Sat., May 28 Shrimp City Slim This Chicago-born pianist/singer and his rowdy combo is the house band of the renowned weekly Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises, now in its eighth season aboard the Carolina Queen. Specializing in an exuberant brand of Lowcountry blues and original songs, they will rock your world with both classic covers and tunes from their latest CD, Star Marina. […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Rae w/ Special Guest Liz Longley

Sat., May 28, 8:00pm Delta Rae with Special Guest Liz Longley The landscape of America is sprawling and vast, reflecting a storied past and a looming sense of possibility for the future. That topography and what it represent is the basis for Delta Rae’s second album, After It All, a collection of songs that looks […]

Seed and Feed Marching Abominable

Seed & Feed Marching Abominable The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974. This all-volunteer organization has electrified audiences with its trademark style of explosive sound and colorful street theater. Originally formed as part of a theatre company, the band is well known for its fancifully costumed performers as well as its high-energy music. For more […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale

Sun., May 29, 1:30pm Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale The Cane Bay Cobra Chorale is the top performing mixed ensemble at Cane Bay. In addition to four major concerts annually, they also perform at school and community functions, present an annual Holiday Madrigal Dinner, and participate in Piccolo Spoleto. Cobra Chorale consistently receives Superior Ratings at State Festival and has […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Rivertree Singers

Sun., May 29, 2:00pm Rivertree Singers This ensemble is known for expressive performances of choral music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries and for spirited renditions of spirituals and folks songs. The singers are young professionals who live and work in Greenville, SC. Returning to the festival, the ensemble’s program this year includes works by Scheidt, folk songs and spirituals, and works by […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Carolina Voices Festival Singers

Sun., May 29, 2:00pm Carolina Voices Festival Singers This ensemble, under the direction of Donna Hill, explores the simplest forms of our existence, as well as classical elements through a remarkable collection of choral music. The concert program features Cloudburst and Water Night by Eric Whitacre, Song of the Earth by David Brunner, Deep River by Anders Paulsson, and Hymn to the Eternal […]

THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES: First Scots Presbyterian Church Kirk Choir

Sun., May 29, 2:00pm First Scots Presbyterian Church Kirk Choir This thirty member ensemble led by director of choral music Ricard Bordas and accompanied by organist/music director JeeYoon Choi, sings a wide variety of music from a traditional sacred music repertoire with the occasional addition of classical composers. Coordinators  Emily Remington, Porter Remington & Kelly Tomlinson  Venue  Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg […]

YOUTH MUSIC: The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud

Sun., May 29, 2:30pm The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud School The Treblemakers will present a program of choral music for young voices drawn from spiritual, classical, patriotic, folk, and contemporary genres. venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street admission Free

YOUTH MUSIC: Harmonia Children’s Choir

Sun., May 29, 3:30pm Harmonia Children’s Choir Under the direction of Scott and Suzanne Atwood, this liturgical choir of Christ Our King – Stella Maris School in Mount Pleasant, SC will present repertoire including many sacred classics by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Faure, as well as African-American spirituals and folk-tune inspired hymns and songs. venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Charleston Children’s Chorus

Sun., May 29, 4:30pm Charleston Children’s Chorus Under the direction of Dr. Charles Benesh and accompanied by Ricks Floyd, this select treble choir is composed of Charleston County students who have been identified as artistically gifted. The Chorus will perform traditional and contemporary selections from around the world. Venue  Second Presbyterian Church Address  342 Meeting Street Admission  Free

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Shandon UMC Chancel Choir

Sun., May 29, 5:00pm Shandon UMC Chancel Choir Under the direction of Eddie Huss with organist William Douglas, this choir returns to the festival to present a program of favorite hymns and anthems from the Renaissance through the twentieth-century. Venue  Bethel United Methodist Church Address  57 Pitt Street Admission Free, offerings accepted  

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Choraliers Music Club of Charleston

May 29, 6:00pm, June 4, 10, 8:00pm The Choraliers Music Club of Charleston As one of the city’s most seasoned choral groups, The Choraliers will present a dynamic one-hour Gullah-Geechee performance of Gullah Folklore including both arranged and unarranged Spirituals, gospel, blues, and excerpts from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess. venue St. Mark’s Episcopal Church address 18 Thomas Street admission […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES CRUISES: Chuck “The Cat” Morris

Sun., May 29 Chuck “The Cat” Morris One of the Southeast’s top blues harmonica players and a master of the traditional style, rocking the music of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Slim Harpo, and more, Chuck “The Cat” Morris has performed across the US as well as in Europe, appearing with a full band and an impressive suitcase of vintage blues. The […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Nigel Potts and Sarah Rose Taylor

Sun., May 29, 7:30pm Nigel Potts and Sarah Rose Taylor Mr. Potts is canon organist and master of music at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston. He holds diplomas from music conservatories in New Zealand and England, and a Master of Music from Yale. Born in England, Ms. Taylor holds degrees in voice and French from […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Camp Meeting

May 29, 30, 31, 8:00pm Camp Meeting The Mount Zion Spiritual Singers present Camp Meeting, a true depiction of an old fashioned prayer meeting/experience service. This style of service can still be heard today in many churches and meeting houses in rural areas and in some black churches on the Charleston peninsula. The Singers, dressed in 1930s and 1940s attire, will sing […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

Sun., May 29, 8:00pm Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band Setting out an extensive U.S. headlining tour in 2016 in support of his latest album Sermon on the Rocks, Josh Ritter is joined by The Royal City Band. Released to widespread critical praise, Sermon on the Rocks was recently named one of PopMatters’ “80 Best Albums of 2015”. The New York […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: JAC Jazz Jam

Sun., May 29, 9:00pm JAC Jazz Jam Don’t miss one of Charleston’s most popular jazz experiences! The Jazz Artists of Charleston Jazz Jam is a place where all jazz artists are welcome to take the stage. Play, sing, listen, eat, drink, dance, and enjoy the American art form that Charleston helped bring to the world. Venue Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Charles Tompkins and Gregory Tompkins

Mon., May 30, 10:00am Charles Tompkins, Organ and Gregory Tompkins, Violin Dr. Tompkins is a professor of music at Furman University and the organist at First Baptist Church Greenville. He has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe performing solo recitals.  His son, Gregory, is on the faculty of Music Haven in New Haven, CT and […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Atlanta Schola Cantorum

Mon., May 30, 11:00am Atlanta Schola Cantorum Returning to the festival after performances spanning twenty years, Atlanta Schola Cantorum specializes in the performance of sacred church music of the Renaissance with its extraordinary and timeless beauty. Venue  Circular Congregational Church Address  150 Meeting Street Admission  Free, offerings accepted

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Charleston Men’s Chorus

Mon., May 30, 12:00pm Charleston Men’s Chorus This 70-member, all-male chorus, currently in its 25th year, will present a somber and celebratory tribute to veterans and current members of the armed forces at this popular Memorial Day concert. This annual event features service anthems, patriotic songs, and other inspiring works. Charleston Men’s Chorus is a nonprofit organization entertaining the tri-county area with its striking […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Go Baroque

Mon., May 30, noon Go Baroque Spend the hour with the music of Bach, Handel, and their contemporaries as alumni and students of the College of Charleston in the area of strings and voice bring these classics to life. Venue Simons Center Recital Hall Address 54 St. Philip St. Admission $11

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: A Tale of Two Cities

Mon., May 30, 3:00pm A Tale of Two Cities Chatham Baroque and guest harpsichordist Justin Wallace musically recreate the intimate salons of eighteenth-century Paris and London with music by Handel, Purcell, and Couperin. Venue: St. Philip’s Church Address: 142 Church Street Admission: $21

Memorial Day Concert

Mon., May 30, 3:00pm Memorial Day Concert coordinator Bill Perry presented by Maj. Gen. (ret) Arthur J. Rooney, Jr. & Helen H. Rooney This annual concert offers a popular program of 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 […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Lynn Swanson Festival Singers

Mon., May 30, 3:00pm Lynn Swanson Festival Singers Having participated in the festival each year since 1989 as the William Baker Festival Singers, this year marks the re-titled ensemble’s first Piccolo Spoleto performance under new Music Director Lynn Swanson. The diverse program will include classic works from Gabrieli to Rachmaninov, modern works by Esenvalds, Clausen, […]

SPOTLIGHT: MEPKIN ABBEY CONCERT: Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert at Mepkin Abbey

Mon., May 30, 4:00pm Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert at Mepkin Abbey Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music at Mepkin Abbey with violist and NPR commentator, Miles Hoffman, and some of your favorite Charleston musicians. Natalia Khoma, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, and Yuriy Bekker join for this annual Memorial Day treat, this year featuring special and rare performances of Schumann’s Piano Quartet and Beethoven’s […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Jerry Douglas

Mon, May 30, 8:00pm Jerry Douglas Dobro master and 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar; elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a forward-thinking and […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Joseph Peeples

Tues., May 31, 10:00am Joseph Peeples Mr. Peeples is a rising organ talent who recently completed coursework for a doctorate at Indiana University and holds a Master of Music Performance from Brigham Young University. The program will showcase works by Bach, Vierne, Franck, and Alain. Venue: St. Michael’s Church Address: 71 Broad Street Admission: Free, […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: A Day with the Romantics

Tue., May 31, noon A Day with the Romantics A presentation of the music of Brahms, Debussy, Strauss and others. Venue Simons Center Recital Hall Address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street Admission $11

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Vivaldi’s Venice

Tues., May 31, 3:00pm Vivaldi’s Venice Chatham Baroque and guest violinist Evan Few perform fiery and passionate trio sonatas by Corelli, Marini, Castello, as well as Vivaldi’s La Folia. Venue: St. Philip’s Church Address: 142 Church Street Admission: $21

THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES: Micah McLaurin

Tue., May 31, 3:00pm Micah McLaurin One of the outstanding pianists of his generation, Micah McLaurin has distinguished himself at several international competitions, winning top prizes in the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany as well as the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Orquesta Juvenil de El Salvador, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the South […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Charleston Southern University Faculty and Alumni

Tues., May 31, 6:00pm Charleston Southern University Faculty and Alumni This group of faculty and alumni from the Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern presents I Am in Need of Music: A Showcase of American Music, featuring vocal music plus piano and flute. The program includes works from Edward Hart, Leslie Adams, Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, and André Previn. Venue  City […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Jazz Artists of Charleston Jazz Series

May 31, 6:30pm & 8:00pm; June 1, 6:30pm & 8:00pm Jazz Artists of Charleston Jazz Series Celebrate jazz with an organization whose mission is to keep jazz alive and thriving in the Holy City. This four concert series will present Charleston’s talented jazz artists exploring the various realms of jazz including straight-ahead, swing, modern, fusion, and more. Visit piccolospoleto.com for program details. May […]

CELTIC ARTS SERIES: Buille and Goodfoot

May 31 and June 1, 7:00pm Buille and Goodfoot Described by the Irish Times as “as fresh a breath that’s blown through traditional (and roots) circles in a long, long time,” the hot Irish traditional band Buille visits Charleston for the first time. Led by Niall and Caoimhín Vallely, and joined this summer by brother […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO HARBOR CRUISES: Steve Simon and The Kings of Jazz

Tue., May 31 Steve Simon and The Kings of Jazz Internationally acclaimed jazz clarinetist Steve Simon has been entertaining audiences all over the world with his uniquely expressive and soulful sound for over 40 years. Since moving to Charleston six years ago from the Caribbean, Steve has brought together some of Charleston’s greatest jazz musicians to form The Kings of Jazz (Richard Harris […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Maxine Thévenot

Wed., June 1, 10:00am Maxine Thévenot Dr. Thévenot is a professor at the University of New Mexico and serves as the organist and choir director at the Cathedral of Saint John in Albuquerque. She holds a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music. The program will feature works […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Good Mornin’, Blues

Wed., June 1, Thu., June 2, Fri., June 3, Tue., June 7, Wed., June 8, Thu., June 9, Fri., June 10, 11:30am Good Mornin’, Blues An intimate downhome blues session with pianist/singer Shrimp City Slim, originally from Chicago but now touring worldwide as Charleston’s torchbearer of “Lowcountry blues and original songs”. Crisp shuffles, funky slow-burn ballads, swamp mambos, and roof-raising boogies combine to […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Yuriy’s Violin Studio Concert

Wed., June 1, noon Yuriy’s Violin Studio Concert Yuriy Bekker, internationally known violinist and concert master of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, presents his students in concert. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Espanoleta

Wed., June 1, 3:00pm Espanoleta Chatham Baroque are joined by guest percussionist Danny Mallon and violinist Evan Few to explore the diverse music from Baroque Spain and Latin America with a mix of toe-tapping, bright, and joyful dances such as the Canario, Jota, and Folia. Venue: St. Philip’s Church Address: 142 Church Street Admission: $21

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: McCormick Duo

Wed., June 1, 6:00pm McCormick Duo Robert and Kim McCormick present a program of classic and new works for flute and percussion instruments. With an eclectic mix of sounds, the pair specializes in American compositions, and will present several works by composers from the Southeastern United States. The program features works from Gary Powell Nash, Lou Harrison, Alec Wilder, and Baljinder Sekon. Venue  […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Anthony Williams

Thur., June 2, 10:00am Anthony Williams Dr. Williams teaches at Fisk University in Nashville where he is an associate professor of organ and music history. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from The American Conservatory and a Master of Music from the University of Michigan. The program will feature works by Dupré, Bach, Sowande, […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Twentieth-Century Composers & Beyond

Thu., June 2, noon Twentieth-Century Composers & Beyond Performed with violin, piano, cello and voice, the performers feature works from Shostakovich, Barber, Copland and others. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Mediterranean Journey

Thu., June 2, 3:00pm Mediterranean Journey Chatham Baroque and guest violinist Evan Few present the trio sonatas of famed Italians Corelli and Vivaldi, in contrast to the brilliant writing of France’s genius composer Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre. Venue: St. Philip’s Church Address: 142 Church Street Admission: $21

THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES: Micah Gangwer

Thu., June 2, 3:00pm Micah Gangwer Serving as assistant concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, principal second violinist of the South Carolina Philharmonic, and associate concert master of Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Micah Gangwer is a prolific local musician. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in violin performance at the University of South Carolina.  Venue   Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Hall Address   1885 Rifle […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: The Leaptrott Trio

Thurs., June 2, 6:00pm The Leaptrott Trio The ensemble brings together three acclaimed talents who are musicians with the Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Opera. Kenn Wagner (violin), Charae Krueger (cello), and Ben Leaptrott (piano) began their collaboration for a concert in Atlanta in 2012. The group’s program features works such as Schubert’s Trio in B Flat, D 898 and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons. Venue  […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Gracie & Lacy’s Vintage Hollywood Show!

June 2, 7:00pm, June 10, 2:30pm & 7:00pm Gracie & Lacy’s Vintage Hollywood Show! Experience powerhouse vocals, tap dancing, comedy, and a dazzling wardrobe of historically-inspired costumes, all in this popular show staged previously in Chicago, Orlando, Branson, and elsewhere. Recognized by Marvin Hamlisch and sought after by America’s Got Talent, national sister act Gracie & Lacy bring Vintage Hollywood to life! More […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO HARBOR CRUISES: The Small Jazz Experience

Thu., June 2 The Smalls Jazz Experience The band’s leader is LeRoy Smalls Jr., a retired band director and music educator from the Charleston County School District. The members of the band (Max Moore, drums; LeRoy Smalls, Saxophone; Larry Ford, keyboard; Jeffery Holt, bass and vocals) have performed extensively locally and will present an evening of upbeat and expressive jazz standards. Boarding  7:30pm […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: David Houston

Fri., June 3, 10:00am David Houston Mr. Houston is organist and choirmaster of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park, MD. He holds degrees from Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, Switzerland, the Conservatoire Internationale de Paris, and the Paris Conservatory, concentrating on the music of Maurice Duruflé. The program will feature Duruflé’s Suite, Op. […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: College of Charleston Faculty, Alumni & Friends

Fri., June 3, noon College of Charleston Faculty, Alumni & Friends John Samuel Roper, flautist, presents a newly written piece by College of Charleston’s Edward Hart, along with other artists and pieces which include Paganini’s Tarantella for violin and guitar. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Corelli’s Violin

Fri., June 3, 3:00pm Corelli’s Violin Chatham Baroque explores the virtuosic works for violin and basso continuo by Baroque masters from across Europe including Corelli, Bach, and Biber. Venue: St. Philip’s Church Address: 142 Church Street Admission: $21

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Chamber Music Charleston

Fri., June 3, 6:00pm Chamber Music Charleston The ensemble (Jenny Weiss and Frances Hsieh, violin; Ben Weiss, viola; Timothy O’Malley, cello; Ann Caldwell, narrator) open the program with their acclaimed original adaptation of Circle Unbroken, which recounts the history of the Sweetgrass Basket through the words of Margot Theis Raven and music of William Grant […]

CELTIC ARTS SERIES: Taylor Festival Choir Soloists: Classical and Celtic

June 3, 7:30pm Taylor Festival Choir Soloists: Classical and Celtic Six soloists from the professional Taylor Festival Choir will sing arias and airs from the classical as well as Celtic traditions in a concert that blends classical and folk art forms. Venue: Circular Congregational Church Address: 150 Meeting Street Admission: $16     

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: College of Charleston Jazz

Sat., June 4, noon College of Charleston Jazz Students of the College of Charleston’s successful jazz program play many of your favorites. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Charlotte Symphony Chamber Singers

Sat., June 4, 1:00pm Charlotte Symphony Chamber Singers The Charlotte Symphony Chamber Singers present Pro Anima: For the Soul, featuring contrasting sets of Psalms, Duruflé’s Quatre Motets sur des Themes Gregoriens, and Three Nocturnes by Daniel Elder. The choir will close the program with Shakespeare Songs by Matthew Harris, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Sacre Voci

Sun., June 5, 3:00pm Sacre Voci This group returns to the festival presenting a celebration of choral works for chamber choir. Selections include William Byrd’s Mass for 4 voices, motets by William Billings, Palestrina, and Purcell, as well as American composer Roger T. Petrich’s Ah, Holy Jesus. Venue  Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Address  […]

THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES: Nigel Potts and Sarah Rose Taylor

Sat., June 4, 3:00pm Nigel Potts and Sarah Rose Taylor Mr. Potts is canon organist and master of music at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston. He holds diplomas from music conservatories in New Zealand and England and a Master of Music degree from Yale. Born in England, Ms. Taylor, a mezzosoprano, holds degrees in voice and in French from La Sorbonne, Paris. […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN: The Lucia Ensemble

Sat., June 4, 4:00pm The Lucia Ensemble A Tapestry of Dreams is a musical and theatrical exploration of women’s dreams from a variety of stages of life, created from material gathered in interviews by The Lucia Ensemble. These singers are collaborating with two actors from the Cincinnati-based troupe Friends of the Groom to ponder dreams, specifically the dreams women both young and old […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Dunwoody UMC Chancel Choir

Sat., June 4, 5:00pm Dunwoody UMC Chancel Choir This ensemble’s program presents a concert of sacred music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, featuring works by Ola Gjeilo, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, C.G. Walden, Eric Whitacre, and others. Venue  Bethel United Methodist Church Address  57 Pitt Street Admission Free, offerings accepted

Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton

Sat., June 4, 5:30pm Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton presented by Nexton Piccolo Spoleto returns to Nexton for an evening of high energy music in the incomparable outdoor gathering space of Brown Family Park. Bring your chairs and come ready to be entertained, as the groove promises to be irresistible. Bring your appetite, as well – local hospitality will be available from Summerville’s favorite restaurants […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Jews & Blacks: Parallels of Our Past

Sat., June 4, 7:00pm Jews & Blacks: Parallels of Our Past The Charleston Spiritual Ensemble, a 35-member vocal group focusing on traditional African-American spirituals, will pay tribute to the history of Black-Jewish encounters in America, particularly the role of the organized Jewish community in the civil rights movement. Through moving spirituals and sacred selections, they explore the communal relationship required to combat hatred and […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES CRUISES: Steve & The Blue Stilettos

Sat., June 4 Steve & The Blue Stilettos A product of the Pittsburgh music scene, guitarist/singer Steve “O.J.” Hardy and his razor-sharp ensemble pull from a huge songbook of blue-eyed soul, Memphis R&B, and old-school funk. Expect classics from the likes of Wilson Pickett, Delbert McClinton, Tyrone Davis, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and more. This performance is guaranteed to turn this little […]

CELTIC ARTS SERIES: Na Fidleiri: Farewell to Erin

June 4, 5, 6 at 7:00pm Na Fidléiri: Farewell to Erin Charleston’s beloved Celtic fiddling ensemble will present a new, fresh program mixing in traditional Celtic favorites from their recently released CD, Farewell to Erin. Led by Mary Taylor, Na Fidléiri has played to enthusiastic audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since its inception […]

AWOJC: Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse

June 4 & 5, 9:00-11:00pm Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse A showcase of local Jewish singer/songwriters, this Coffeehouse will be headlined and produced by local mandolinist, klezmer, and bluegrass musician Aaron Firetag. Venue: Saffron Café Address: 333 East Bay Street Admission: $10, beer, wine, and dessert available for purchase.  

AWOJC: Feature Film Series: Farewell Herr Schwarz

June 5 at 10:00am Farewell Herr Schwarz (Schnee von gestern) (Germany/Israel | 96m | 2014 | German, Hebrew & English w/ English Subtitles) This cinematic journey about buried family secrets and the legacy of the Holocaust won best documentary awards at the Haifa International and DOK Leipzig Film Festivals. At the end of WWII, Reuveny’s […]

AWOJC: The Jewish Choral Society presents Jewish Music Around the World

Sun. June 5, 1:00pm The Jewish Choral Society presents Jewish Music Around the World The Jewish Choral Society of Charleston under the direction of Madeline List Hershenson is proud to be celebrating their eighteenth season. Their repertoire includes music from Russia, the United States, Israel, Spain, Babylon, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, France, and Germany. […]

YOUTH MUSIC: The Children’s Choir of St. Philip’s Church

Sun., June 5, 2:00pm The Children’s Choir of St. Philip’s Church The Children’s Choir will perform a concert featuring the music they will sing on their European tour in summer 2016. Selections include works by Vivaldi, Whitacre, Stopford, Todd, Mendelssohn, and Casals. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission Free

AWOJC: Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi: A Voice of the People

Sun. June 5, 3:00pm Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi: A Voice of the People Greek-born tenor, Alberto Mizrahi, is one of the world’s leading interpreters of Jewish music and serves as the Hazzan of the historic Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. He has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts, and operas. His repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Palmetto Bronze Hand Bell Ensemble

Sun., June 5, 4:00pm Palmetto Bronze Hand Bell Ensemble This nationally recognized community hand bell ensemble of the Lowcountry presents Out on the Town with Palmetto Bronze: an entertaining concert of music for all ages including pop, classical, show tunes, and marches on 7+ octaves of bells and 6 octaves of hand chimes with added […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: womanSong Chorale

Sun., June 5, 5:00pm womanSong Chorale womanSong presents Closer to the Fire,  a concert featuring music that explores rich poetry that lives on the fertile border between sacred and secular.  At the heart of our program is Abbie Betinis’ From Behind the Caravan:  Songs of Hafez.  With poetry that exemplifies the mysticism of 14th century Sufism, this […]

AWOJC: Chamber Music with Yuriy Bekker, Natalia Khoma and Andrew Armstrong

Sun., June 5, 6:00pm Chamber Music with Yuriy Bekker, Natalia Khoma and Andrew Armstrong Enjoy an evening of intimate chamber music by Jewish composers in the beautiful and historic KKBE synagogue. Charleston’s own, Yuriy Bekker (violin), together with renowned pianist, Andrew Armstrong, will perform selected works by Copland and Korngold, several of which are featured in Yuriy and Andrew’s upcoming CD release. The duo […]

Piccolo Spoleto Party at West Ashley High School

Sun., June 5, 6:00pm Piccolo Spoleto Party at West Ashley High School An outdoor concert on a late spring evening provides the perfect opportunity to join neighbors and friends for great music and family fun in classic Piccolo Spoleto fashion. Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnics, as Piccolo presents a lively evening bill of local […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES CRUISES: Ceasar

Sun., June 5 Ceasar The musical equivalent of a blues-soaked weekend in New Orleans, funky soul showman (Donald) Ceasar and his band really know how to set the place on fire! Raised in a family of Louisiana music legends (his grandpa was Bois Sec Ardoin), Ceasar dances like James Brown, sings like Wilson Pickett, emotes like Sam Cooke, and puts a Creole […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN: Songs of Love and Justice

Sun., June 5, 7:00pm Songs of Love and Justice Through the carefully selected texts of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Poet Laureate Langston Hughes, mezzo-sopranos Laquavia Alston and Shanelle Woods, along with tenor Lonnie Reed, highlight the African-American experience using themes of religion, love, and social injustice. The program will feature art songs from Adolphus Hailstork’s titular work as well as […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Isabelle Demers

Sun., June 5, 7:30pm Isabelle Demers Dr. Demers is a professor of organ at Baylor University. She is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s foremost virtuosic organists, performing throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Julliard School in New York City. This evening program will feature symphonic works by Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Wagner that […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO HARBOR CRUISES: Lonnie Hamilton and Friends

Sun., June 5 Lonnie Hamilton and Friends Spend an exciting evening of jazz with Lonnie Hamilton and Friends on a sunset cruise. Lonnie’s band features Lyndsey Moynihan on vocals, Mayor John Tecklenburg on keyboard, Todd Beals on trumpet, Jamie Harris on bass, Gerald Williams on drums, and Charleston’s Jazz Ambassador Lonnie Hamilton III on saxophone. Boarding  7:30pm Cruising  8pm-10pm Dock  360 Concord St. […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Nathan Davy

Mon., June 6, 10:00am Nathan Davy Dr. Davy is the assistant organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. In June 2016, he will compete as a semifinalist in the AGO National Competition in Houston. He holds a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Lieder… Poetry & Music!

Mon., June 6, noon Lieder… Poetry & Music! Regionally and nationally recognized singers perform the most intimate genre of classical music, lieder. This concert will include more than the German form; it will feature the art songs of Fauré, Donaudy, Copland, Britten and of course, Schubert, Schuman and Strauss! venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Mon., June 6, 3:00pm Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Charleston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Micah Gangwer and core violinist Alex Boissonnault present a terrific interpretation of The Four Seasons, one of the most popular works of the Baroque period. An ensemble of musicians from the CSO accompanie these virtuosos. Performance repeats on June 9. Venue: St. Philip’s […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Flute Virtuosi of Charleston

Mon., June 6, 6:00pm Flute Virtuosi of Charleston Charleston Symphony Orchestra flautists (Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, Regina Helcher Yost, Tacy Edwards) join Charleston pianist Irina Pevzner in a diverse program of music inspired by Spanish dance, including Sonata a brasilera, Sonata Latino, Four Souvenirs, Sentimentale from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, and a world premiere of Fiesta Latina by David Mancini. Venue  City Gallery […]

AWOJC: Feature Film Series: Mr. Kaplan

June 6 at 6:00pm Mr. Kaplan (Uruguay | 2014 | 98m | Spanish w/ English subtitles) In this eminently likeable, droll comedy, Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Montevideo. Like many of his Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America during World War II. About to turn 76, he’s become rather grumpy and […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Andrew Yeargin and Michelle Repella

Tues., June 7, 10:00am Andrew Yeargin and Michelle Repella Dr. Yeargin is the director of music and organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City and organist at Congregation Shir Ami in Greenwich, CT. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ from the Manhattan School of Music with further study in France. Joined by soprano Michelle Repella, he […]