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Sunset Serenade

Fri., May 22 at 8:00pm Sunset Serenade Join us at the US Custom House for Piccolo Spoleto’s annual curtain raiser. This free, outdoor concert presents the Charleston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of CSO Music Director Ken Lam. The US Custom House provides a brilliant backdrop for the CSO as an exuberant evening of music […]


Sat., May 23, 9:30am (Beginner Lesson), 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm Sacred Harp Singing Join traditional singers from around the South for an old-time all-day singing event from The Sacred Harp. One of the longest lived musical traditions in America, ‘shapenote’ singing features unaccompanied voices, strong rhythms, powerful poetry, and starkly beautiful harmonies. Venue Gage Hall Address […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: College of Charleston Concert Choir

Sat., May 23, noon College of Charleston Concert Choir Under the direction of Dr. Robert Taylor, this 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, dynamic programming of standard […]

YOUTH MUSIC: University Children’s Chorus

Sat., May 23, noon University Children’s Chorus University Children’s Chorus, in residence at Charleston Southern University, is an auditioned chorus of boys and girls grades 4 through 10 who love to sing and want to improve their vocal and music reading skills. This program will showcase the chorus in both classical and folk music, as […]


May 23, 27, 30, June 3 & 6 at 2:00pm The Sound of Charleston Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s musical heritage –gospel, Gershwin, Civil War, jazz and light classics—all coming to life in a live 75 minute concerts. Artists include Ann Caldwell, Ghadi Shayban, D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis, Carl Bright, Bart Saylor, Tiffany Rice, John Tecklenburg, […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

Sat., May 23, 2:00pm Jacksonville Children’s Chorus The mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is to provide a high quality, choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds. The chorus seeks to foster teamwork, self-discipline, and a sense of pride and accomplishment, while filling an important need in the ensemble’s local community sharing the beauty […]


Sat., May 23, 3:00pm Renaissance Proponents of excellent choral music in the Charlotte, NC area, Renaissance returns to Piccolo Spoleto. Thirty-three voices under the direction of Robert Pritchard bring a program entitled, On Wings of Song, exploring the range of human emotions best expressed by the wonder of the human voice. Howells’ Requiem and other […]

YOUTH MUSIC: The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud

Sat., May 23, 3:00pm The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud The Porter-Gaud Treblemakers, under the direction of Todd Monsell, present an eclectic program of children’s choir with works from the genres of folk, sacred, multicultural, classical, and jazz. Venue Charleston Music Hall Address 37 John St. Admission Free

YOUTH MUSIC: Charleston Academy of Music Young Performers

Sat., May 23, 5:00pm Charleston Academy of Music Young Performers The Charleston Academy of Music proudly presents its young and outstanding students. The students will perform solo and chamber works ranging in style and era. These performers are not only fine young musicians and prize winners in local and national competitions, but also high achievers […]


Sat., May 23, 6:00pm Rivertree Singers Founded in 2010, Rivertree Singers is a choral ensemble of young professionals from Greenville, SC. The singers are alumni of collegiate choral organizations at Converse College, Erskine College, Presbyterian College, Winthrop University, Bob Jones University, Furman University, and the University of South Carolina. Rivertree Singers is known for expressive […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Shanelle Woods & Laquavia Alston

Sat., May 23, 6:00pm Shanelle Woods & Laquavia Alston According to Greek philosophy, the interaction between the four root elements–earth, air, fire, and water–is influenced by the relationship between the life energies of love and strife. In their return to Piccolo Spoleto, mezzo sopranos Laquavia Alston and Shanelle Woods explore this dynamic relationship in an […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sat., May 23, 7:00pm Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra consists of 65 gifted instrumental students of all backgrounds from across the tri-county area. The CSYO is dedicated to providing grade school students a unique musical and educational experience, while training students to perform symphonic music with a high standard of musical […]

Seed and Feed Marching Abominable

Seed and 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 […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Panjamdrum Steel Drum Band

Sun., May 24, 1:30pm Panjamdrum Steel Drum Band Panjamdrum celebrates their 10th year of Piccolo Spoleto performances with new American and Trinidadian music written for this percussive art form. The band is directed by Linda Versprille and is comprised of students in grades 6 through 10 from Berkeley County. Venue  Second Presbyterian Church Address  342 Meeting […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Carolina Voices Festival Singers

Sun., May 24, 2:00pm Carolina Voices Festival Singers Carolina Voices Festival Singers, under the direction of Donna Hill, explores interpretations of light through music. The centerpiece of the concert will be Ola Gjeilo’s Luminous Night of the Soul. This is a moving, inspiring work for choir, piano, and string quartet. In addition, other music will […]

THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES: William Baker Festival Singers

Sun., May 24, 2:00pm William Baker Festival Singers Dr. William Baker returns to Piccolo Spoleto with his Festival Singers for some of the ensemble’s final performances under his leadership as Music Director.  A favorite of Festival audiences since their first Charleston performance in 1989, this spirited performance of a cappella classics culminates with rousing spirituals […]


Sun., May 24, 3:00pm The Charlestones Charleston’s premiere male vocal quartet performs an eclectic program of a cappella music from the genres of barbershop, musical theater, African American spirituals, and pop. Let the Charlestones serenade you as they sing everything from West Side Story‘s Maria to the spiritual Steal Away; from The Lion King‘s Can You […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Charleston Children’s Chorus

Sun., May 24, 3:00pm 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 traditional and contemporary selections from around the world. Venue  […]


Sun., May 24, 4:00pm Madison Singers The Madison Singers is the advanced auditioned choral chamber ensemble at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Maintaining an active performance schedule both on and off campus, the Madison Singers explore and present an advanced choral repertoire that is expressive of the diversity of the human spirit throughout both […]

YOUTH MUSIC: Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale

Sun., May 24, 4:00pm Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale The Cane Bay Cobra Chorale is the top performing mixed ensemble at Cane Bay High School. They have performed at numerous festivals and conferences including Piccolo Spoleto, as well as the 2013 SCACDA Conference at Coastal Carolina University. Additionally, they receive superior ratings annually at […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Lynn Swanson Festival Singers

Sun., May 24, 5:00pm Lynn Swanson Festival Singers The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers, based in Smyrna, GA, were founded in 2009 and have received rave reviews at the Christmas Atlanta Festival, the Marietta Festival of Music, The Arts International Festival, as well as performances at Piccolo Spoleto. Their wide-ranging program includes works from the Renaissance […]


Sun., May 24, 6:00pm Khoma–Vynnytsky Duo Natalia Khoma–Volodymyr Vynnytsky Duo is the unique team of two virtuoso soloists who both studied at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, and are similarly international competition winners. They have also appeared individually and as a cello/piano duo with major orchestras and premier chamber music series throughout the world. Venue City […]

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Choraliers Music Club of Charleston

May 24 at 6:00pm and June 5 at 8:00pm Choraliers Music Club of Charleston The Choraliers Music Club of Charleston will present will present a one-hour Gullah-Geechee explosion performance of Gullah Folklore, unarranged and arranged Spirituals, gospel, blues, and excerpts from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess. Venue Emanuel AME Church (Lower Church) Address 110 Calhoun […]


Sun., May 24 Shrimp City Slim This Chicago-born pianist/singer and his rowdy combo are the house band of the renowned weekly “Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises” now in its seventh 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 […]


May 24, 25, 26 at 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 in many churches/meeting houses in the rural areas and in some black churches on the Charleston peninsula. The Singers, dressed in […]


Sun., May 24, 8:00pm Michael David Ging A Charleston native, Mr. Ging is Organist-in-Residence at New Hope Lutheran Church in Missouri City, TX, and he is also pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Houston. His program will include German works by Bach, Reger, and Töpfer and French Romantic compositions by […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: The Italian Violin

Sat., May 23, 3:00pm The Italian Violin In Chatham Baroque’s first program, music of Tartini, Marini, and Bertali reveal the baroque violin’s reputation as a fiery virtuosic instrument. Venue  Huguenot Church Address  136 Church St. Admission  $21  


Mon., May 25, 10:00am Joby Bell Dr. Bellis an Associate Professor of Organ and Church Music at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. His program reflects his piano background with a transcription of Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, A. Herbert Brewer’s March Heroique, and Pageant by Leo Sowerby. Venue Grace Episcopal […]


Mon., May 25, noon Charleston Men’s Chorus This 70-member, all-male chorus, currently is in its 21st year, 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 […]


Mon., May 25, noon Go For Baroque The music of J.S. Bach and Handel, featured in compositions for piano, chamber music and voice. Featured literature will include Bach’s Suite for Cello No. 2 in D minor, Prelude & Fugue in C minor from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and operatic arias from various Handel operas. Venue Simons […]


Mon., May 25, 2:00pm Atlanta Schola Cantorum A Piccolo Spoleto regular with performances spanning over twenty years, Atlanta Schola Cantorum specializes in sacred choral music from the Renaissance to modern times. This year’s program, The Lights of Evening, features works by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Holst, and others. Venue  Cathedral of St. […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Variations on Vivaldi

Mon., May 25, 3:00pm Variations on Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi’s famous variations on La Follia form the basis of this program by fellow Italians Arcangelo Corelli, Nicola Matteis, and Dario Castello, with Chatham Baroque violinist Adriane Post and harpsichordist Elliot Figg. Venue  Huguenot Church Address  136 Church St. Admission  $21

Memorial Day Concert

Mon., May 25, 3:00pm Memorial Day Concert Coordinator Bill Perry 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 Community Concert Band. Venue Marion Square Address King & […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: William Baker Festival Singers

Mon., May 25, 3:00pm William Baker Festival Singers Dr. William Baker and his Festival Singers have delighted Piccolo audiences with their diverse blend of a cappella favorites since their first Charleston performance in 1989. This concert will be Dr. Baker’s final performance as Music Director. The program features classics by Dello Joio, Allegri, Gretchaninov, Christiansen, […]

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

Mon., May 25, 4:00pm Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert at Mepkin Abbey One of the Spotlight Concert Series’ annual highlights is the Mepkin Abbey Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert presented in the beautiful Abbey church. This year’s program presents The Ensemble of St. Clare performing Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff and J. S. Bach’s […]


Piccolo Rising Stars  Coordinators Larry Barnfield & South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education Venue St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Auditorium Address 1 Vanderhorst St. Shows May 25, 27, 29; June 1, 3, 5 at 4:00pm Admission $6 general, $5 for groups of 10 or more The Rising Stars program is a Piccolo Spoletoseries of six performances […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES CRUISES: Chuck “The Cat” Morris, “Blues Harp Special”

Mon., May 25 Chuck “The Cat” Morris, “Blues Harp Special” Chuck “The Cat” Morris is one of the Southeast’s top blues harmonica players. The Cat is a master of the traditional style, rockin’ the music of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Slim Harpo, and more. Appearing with a full band and an impressive battery of vintage […]


Tue., May 26, 10:00am Patrick Pope Dr. Pope is the Organist and Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, NC, and University Organist at Queens University. His recital performance includes engagements at Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum and Trinity Church, Copley Square in Boston. His recital will include works by Langlais […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Beethoven to Brahms

Tue., May 26, noon Beethoven to Brahms Beethoven’s chamber music is prominently featured in this concert, as award winning young artists bring to life his Trio in E-flat for violin, cello, and piano and his Sonata quasi una Fantasia for piano. Lieder of Brahms, Schubert & Schumann will be interpreted as well. Venue Simons Center […]


Tues., May 26, 3:00pm The German Giants Experience some of the most intimate works for the violin, viola da gamba, and theorbo as Chatham Baroque delights with music by Bach and Telemann. Venue   Huguenot Church Address  136 Church St. Admission   $21


Tue., May 26, 3:00 pm Tan and See Piano Duo Prize-winning pianists Amy Tan and Chee-Hang See have been performing as the Tan and See Piano Duo since 2010. They have been finalists of the International Web Concert Hall Competition and have performed to great acclaim in Italy, Singapore, Hawaii, Chicago, and Cleveland, as well […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Missouri State University Chorale

Tues., May 26, 6:00pm Missouri State University Chorale The Missouri State University Chorale is the flagship touring choir of MSU’s Department of Music. This select choir of approximately 48 voices performs regularly at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. They present an a capella concert entitled Light […]


Tues., May 26 Franklin Ashley Quintet The Great American Songbook returns with Piccolo Spoleto Jazz Cruise favorite Franklin Ashley and his Quintet.  Aided by two jazz giants in the horn section–Mark Sterbank; tenor sax, and Teddy Adams; trombone–the group will showcase songs by Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern as well […]


Wed., May 27, 10:00am Colin Lynch An established performer, Mr. Lynch has played recitals throughout the Western world, and recently in Havana, Cuba. He was a featured organist at the 2014 National Convention in Boston at Trinity Church, Copley Square, where he serves as Associate Director and Organist. His program will include selections by Widor, […]


Wed., May 27, noon From Russia With Love Music of the Russian masters will be on display in this all instrumental concert. Featured will be Shostakovich’s Sonata in D minor for cello, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 for piano, and Rachmaninov’s Trio Elegiaque in G minor for violin, cello, and piano. Venue Simons Center for the […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Cantatas and Dances from Baroque Spain and Italy

Wed., May 27, 3:00pm Cantatas and Dances from Baroque Spain and Italy Chatham Baroque offers cantatas for voices, violins, and basso continuo. The program will highlight the work of Juan Francés Iribarren and Alessandro Scarlatti with spicy instrumental dances by Santiago de Murcia and Gaspar Sanz.  Margaret Kelly-Cook, soprano, and Richard Bordas, countertenor. Venue  Huguenot Church […]

JAZZ: JAC Jazz Series at the Charleston Jazz House

May 27, 28, June 2, 3, 4 at 3:00pm and 5:00pm JAC Jazz Series at the Charleston Jazz House  Now in its ninth year of presenting, Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC) has earned an unprecedented reputation of producing events of the highest caliber that celebrate Lowcountry jazz, with a focus on optimizing the listener’s experience. This […]


Thurs., May 28, 10:00am Kristina Shtegman A Russian native, Ms. Shtegman comes to Charleston from Uppsala, Sweden. She was born in St. Petersburg where she graduated with a masters degrees as piano soloist from Sankt-Petersburg Moscow Conservatories and also received a Magister of Fine Arts in Church Music from Stockholm Royal Academy of Music. Her current […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Music for the 20th Century

Thu., May 28, noon Music for the 20th Century Award-winning young artists in a program featuring the music of Bartók, Copland, Ginastera, Duke, Bolcom, and others. Selections will include Bartók’s Eight Duos for Violins, piano and caberet songs by Bolcom, Ginastera’s Suite de Danzas Criollas, and selections from Copland’s Old American Songs. Venue Simons Center […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Versailles to the Streets of London

Thu., May 28, 3:00pm Versailles to the Streets of London Elegant suites intended to soothe the aging French monarch’s court in Versailles contrast with colorful and quirky trio sonatas from the streets of London. This early music concert, hosted by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, this concert features Chatham Baroque violinist Adriane Post and harpsichordist Elliot […]


Thur., May 28, 3:00 pm Natalia Khoma & Friends Acclaimed cellist and College of Charleston professor Natalia Khoma will perform with Charleston Symphony Concert Master Yuriy Bekker, violin, and Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano. The program will include piano trios and selected pieces. Coordinators   Emily Remington, Porter Remington & Kelly Tomlinson  Venue   Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Hall Address   […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN: Norbert Lewandowski, Cello Concert

Thur., May 28, 4:00pm Norbert Lewandowski, Cello Concert This concert will feature intriguing music for solo cello by some of the most important composers of the current day: Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang, Rome Prize-winner Andy Akiho, and 20th - century icon Philip Glass. In this program CSO principal cellist Norbert Lewandowski will use amplified recordings of […]

MUSIC: Jazz in the Park

Thurs., May 28, 5:00pm Jazz in the Park The City of Charleston Housing Authority and Residents Advisory presents a community festival and jazz concert.  The concert will feature Charleston’s own, The First Class Band. Venue Robert Mills Manor Courtyard Address 20 Franklin Street Admission Free Coordinator  The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston and Residents […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Michael Samis & Amy Dorfman

Thurs., May 28, 6:00pm Michael Samis & Amy Dorfman Acclaimed cellist Michael Samis and renowned Blair pianist Amy Dorfman explore music of composers who had a voice in human rights. The duo will perform sonatas by Dame Ethel Smyth, who spent time in prison because of her work in the women’s suffrage movement, Bela Bartok, […]

Allan Park Concert

Thurs., May 28 at 6:30pm Allan Park Concert Coordinators Jane Drabkin, Jonathan Sanchez, Marshall Walker & Michael Varnadore Join the neighbors of Hampton Park Terrace as they welcome you to Allan Park for a fun-filled evening with Charleston’s own “high energy” reggae band, The Dubplates. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from local food […]


Thur., May 28, 7:30pm Piccolo Comes to Kiawah Piccolo returns to Kiawah for a double-bill not to be missed!  The program will feature The In-Between, whose repertoire sits both in and in between the classical and jazz genres, and contemporary violinist Daniel D., whose music crosses many genres from hip-hop and jazz, to R&B and […]


Thurs., May 28, 7:30pm Grass in the Hall The Charleston Music Hall and Awendaw Green present Grass in the Hall, the first night of the Piccolo Spoleto Bluegrass Series. Included in the opening night’s lineup are Charleston’s best pickin’ bluegrass bands: Cane Creek String Band, Dallas Baker & Friends, and The Bluestone Ramblers. Nothing could […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO JAZZ CRUISES: Da’rrell and Peace of Mind Band

Thurs., May 28 Da’rrell and Peace of Mind Band Soulful, passionate, expressive…these are the words most often used to describe Da’rrell Ravenell’s music.  Da’rrell is a gifted pianist who has shared his talent with many audiences across the US and abroad.  His band, Peace of Mind, is comprised of many talented musicians including, Chris Williams; […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Julia Harlow with Jack Cleghorn, Harpsichord and Esther Senft, Violin

Fri., May 29, 10:00am Julia Harlow with Jack Cleghorn, Harpsichord and Esther Senft, Violin This varied program will present works that are well-suited for the restored 1845 Erben organ. Dr. Harlow is a Charleston resident, and is involved with many facets of the music community. She is an adjunct faculty member at the College of […]


Fri., May 29, noon Early Romantics From the charm of Chopin’s piano to the passion of Schubert’s and Schumann’s lieder, this concert will bring out the romantic in you. This concert will also include Faure’s music both for cello and for voice. Hear the intricacies of these masters through the articulation of award-winning performers. Venue […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: The Fantastic Four

Fri., May 29, 3:00pm The Fantastic Four Chatham Baroque will feature music by Bach, Buxtehude, Biber, and Bartali. Each of the composers in this program were proponents of stylus phantasticus, an improvisational and virtuosic style of organ toccatas and fantasias. Revel in these beloved and less well known masterpieces by J.S. Bach and his German and […]


Fri., May 29, 6:00pm Revien Revien is a contemporary chamber ensemble consisting of three members of the acclaimed Georgia Guitar Quartet, with Phil Snyder on cello, and Kyle Dawkins and Brian Smith on guitars and electronics. Based in Athens, GA, Revien returns to Piccolo Spoleto with a dynamic musical program that embraces classical repertoire while […]


Fri., May 29, Sat., May 30 at 7:00pm, Mon., June 1 at 6:00pm Na Fidleiri Charleston’s renowned Na Fidleiri will entertain and inspire with its unique brand of Celtic fiddling. This year’s performance will include traditional Celtic tunes arranged by founding director Mary Taylor and famed Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout, as well as original tunes […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES CRUISES: Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins

Fri., May 29 Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Singer/pianist/harmonicist Anthony Charles got hooked on the blues in New York and brought it with him down South where he has assembled a great band based in Columbia, SC. His influences range from Piedmont blues and South Side shuffles to show tunes and cabaret jazz. He […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN: Ron Daise, “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout”

Fri., May 29, 7:30pm Ron Daise, “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout” Celebrate Gullah culture through a musical journey of rich imagery and evocative rhythms and instrumentation.  Ron Daise performs a concert of songs and readings in the genres of traditional spiritual, blues, gospel stomp and clap, Gullah Geechee/West African pop, and a Gullah Geechee/West African/Caribbean blend. […]

JAZZ: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Fri., May 29 at 8:00pm (Doors 7:30pm) Charleston Jazz Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Charleston’s “House of Swing” welcomes the return Piccolo Spoleto engagement of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. A small ensemble with a big band sound, the 10-piece CJO Chamber Ensemble presents a mainstage program rooted in unique in-house arrangements on classic work from the […]


Sat., May 30, noon Late Romantics The music of Brahms, Liszt, Strauss, and others are featured in this dynamic concert. Highlights include Brahms’ Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 for violin, cello & piano, Liszt’s Transcendenta Etude No. 4 (Mazeppa), and the passionate lieder of Liszt and Strauss. Venue Simons Center for the Arts […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers

Sat., May 30th, 1:00pm Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers The Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers will make their tenth appearance for Piccolo Spoleto this year. As alumni and faculty of Mars Hill University, the ensemble places its focus on the performance of traditional choral music as well as the folk hymns and spirituals from the Southern Appalachian […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Winthrop University Chamber Singers

Sat., May 30th, 2:00pm Winthrop University Chamber Singers The Winthrop University Chamber Singers is considered to be one of South Carolina’s most highly regarded choral ensembles. The Singers will present a diverse a cappella program featuring selections by Duruflé, Finzi, Poulenc, Britten, and Holst. The program will also include contemporary settings of historical poetry and […]


Sat., May 30, 3:00 pm The Singing Doctors Tenor Dr. Will Jones and baritone Dr. Barry Pate bring you The Singing Doctors, alongside pianist Janet Elshazly.  The popular doctors are from Asheville, NC and their program includes opera and oratorio arias as well as a variety of show tunes. Coordinators  Emily Remington, Porter Remington & […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Touring Choir

Sat., May 30th, 4:00pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Touring Choir The St. Paul’s Touring Choir presents Peace like a River: Choral Classics, Spirituals, and Gospel Music. The choir, composed of volunteers and professionals, has the rare ability to perform a wide diversity of genres equally well. This program, with its theme of peace and hope, […]


Sat., May 30, 5:00pm CSO Gospel Choir The CSO Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2015 Piccolo Spoleto debut of 40 Acres and a Mule: An Epic Chronicling of African-American Land Preservation. 40 Acres demystifies through music the myth of emancipated African-Americans who continued to toil and survive as sharecroppers on nearby land where they […]

Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton: Ben Miller Band

Sat., May 30, 5:00pm Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton: Ben Miller Band An afternoon of exciting discoveries! Join us in one of the Lowcountry’s newest public spaces–Brown Family Park at Nexton–for a high energy, roots-fueled performance by the Ben Miller Band. Hailing from Joplin, Missouri, this gritty trio delivers an amped-up, distortion-rich sound that draws on […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble

Sat., May 30, 6:00pm  Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble Music in the Barns draws upon a rotating core of eight leading musicians from across Canada and the US. Their Piccolo Spoleto premiere performance features artistic director and violist Carol Gimbel and New York City’s premiere collaborative pianist, Cullan Bryant performing a distinctly curated program […]


  Sat., May 30 Steve and The Stilettos A product of the Pittsburgh music scene, guitarist/singer Steve “O.J.” Hardy and his skintight ensemble pull from a huge songbook of blue-eyed soul, Memphis R&B, and old-school funk. Expect favorites from the likes of Wilson Pickett, Delbert McClinton, Tyrone Davis, Sly Stone, and more. Guaranteed to turn the […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Charleston Renaissance Ensemble

Sat., May 30, 9:00pm Charleston Renaissance Ensemble The Charleston Renaissance Ensemble has been delighting area audiences with the sounds of early a cappella vocal music for nearly four decades. Performing in period costumes in the resonant Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the group will feature vocal gems from the late Middle Ages through the […]

AWOJC: Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse

Sat., May 30, Sun., May 31 at 9:00pm Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse A showcase of local Jewish singer/songwriters, the Coffeehouse will be headlined by Dara Rosenblatt, who will offer a collection of Yiddish, Jewish and traditional music. The coffeehouse will also feature original songs from Charleston locals Ellen Miriam Brandwein (5/30), Samantha Perlmutter (5/30), Jason Daniels (5/31) and Samantha Kirshtein (5/31). Saturday, May 30 and […]

AWOJC: Feature Film Series: My German Friend

Sun., May 31, 10:00am My German Friend - Argentina (2012) A German-Jewish girl and the son of an exiled Nazi colonel form an enduring bond in Argentina in this epic love story that distills 30 years of personal and political postwar history. As the children of affluent German emigrants, Sulamit Löwenstein (Celeste Cid) and Friedrich […]

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

Sun., May 31, 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 its sixteenth season. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges with music from Russia, the US, Israel, Spain, Babylon, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, France, and […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Friendship Community Choir & Athens Recorder Ensemble

Sun., May 31, 2:00pm Friendship Community Choir & Athens Recorder Ensemble The Friendship Community Choir & Athens Recorder Ensemble, based in Athens, GA, presents, Music from Scotland: Songs from the Hebrides Islands for Choir and Harp, and 17th-century Scottish consort dances for recorder ensemble. The choir has taken five singing tours in Europe and presents […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN: Charleston Academy of Music Faculty and Alumni Concert

Sun., May 31, 2:30pm Charleston Academy of Music Faculty and Alumni Concert Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) proudly presents its talented faculty and alumni in an hour-long concert titled, From Europe to South America. The concert will feature a wide variety of chamber music, including works by Haydn, Smetana, Piazzolla, and Bolling written for violin, […]

AWOJC: Cantor Magda Fishman

Sun., May 31, 3:00pm Cantor Magda Fishman A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, Cantor Magda Fishman makes her Piccolo Spoleto debut with a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Her repertoire includes Israeli songs, jazz, liturgical masterpieces, musical theater, and her own compositions. She has performed extensively in Israel, Europe, […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Coastal Carolina University Chamber& Flute Choirs

Sun., May 31, 3:00pm Coastal Carolina University Chamber& Flute Choirs The Coastal Carolina University Chamber & Flute Choirs present The Music of William Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Renaissance Themes, featuring music set to Shakespearean text. In addition, the concert will feature two original, unpublished compositions written by Coastal Carolina faculty members and South Carolina composers, […]


Sun., May 31, 5:00pm Palmetto Mastersingers South Carolina’s musical ambassadors, Palmetto Mastersingers, formed in 1981 and consists of over 50 men, aged 24 to 88 and devoted to promoting male chorus repertoire beyond college walls. The Palmetto Mastersingers have performed nationally and internationally at a variety of venues including The White House and The Vatican. […]

AWOJC: Classical Colleagues

Sun., May 31, 6:00pm Classical Colleagues Enjoy an evening with College of Charleston professors and celebrated musicians–violinist Yuriy Bekker, pianist Ran Dank, and cellist Natalia Khoma–as they play chamber music together for the first time.  Selections include music from 5 Études de Jazz by Erwin Schulhoff, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor by Mendelssohn, […]

L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES: Stephen Distad, Organ and Justin Langham, Trumpet

Sun., May 31, 7:30pm Stephen Distad, Organ and Justin Langham, Trumpet After many years of anticipation, the new organ at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel will be dedicated at this special evening Festival occasion. It will be preceded by a bagpipe prelude and followed by a carillon postlude. Mr. Distad is Music Associate and Organist at […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO JAZZ CRUISES: Lonnie Hamilton and John Tecklenburg Jazz Ensemble

Sun., May 31 Lonnie Hamilton and John Tecklenburg Jazz Ensemble Featuring vocalist Lyndsey Moynihan, with Steve Berry; trumpet, Jamie Harris; bass, and Gerald “Cameo” Williams; drums.  Led by Charleston’s Jazz Ambassador, Lonnie Hamilton III; sax, and John Tecklenburg; piano, this ensemble serves up a swinging good time with a variety of jazz standards and R&B! Boarding  7:30pm […]


Mon. June 1, 10:00am Brad Hughley A program of works by J.S. Bach, plus transcriptions by Bach of works by other composers, is ideally suited to the mechanical-action Kney organ. Mr. Hughley is Associate Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, IN. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Brandeis University, and Emory […]


Mon., June 1, noon Mostly Mozart The College of Charleston’s regionally and nationally recognized students will perform some of Mozart’s most recognizable operatic arias along with piano sonatas of Mozart and Beethoven. Featured opera’s will include Le Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte. Mozart’s Sonata in D major K.576 and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 […]

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES: Decatur Presbyterian Church Choir

Sat., June 6, 1:00pm Decatur Presbyterian Church Choir Under the direction of Matthew McMahan, the Decatur Presbyterian Church Choir is an auditioned ensemble of volunteer and professional singers devoted to the performance of the finest classical and contemporary repertoire through vibrant services of worship and concerts. This concert, entitled I Will Extol Thee, My God […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Bach Cello Suites 1-3

Mon., June 1, 3:00pm Bach Cello Suites 1-3 Cello virtuoso Natalia Khoma will perform Bach’s Suites 1-3 in the incredible acoustics of the Huguenot Church. Come hear these classic works played by a talented artist in an amazing setting. Venue  Huguenot Church Address  136 Church St. Admission  $21

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Chamber Music Charleston

Mon., June 1, 6:00pm Chamber Music Charleston The acclaimed musicians of Chamber Music Charleston, Frances Hsieh and Jenny Weiss, violins; Tim O’Malley, cello; Regina Helcher Yost, flute; Janice Crews, oboe; Charles Messersmith, clarinet; Sandra Nikolajevs, bassoon; Debra Sherrill Ward, horn,  are joined by guest organist Murray Somerville for a program of music for winds, strings, […]

AWOJC: Feature Film Series: Aftermath

Mon., June 1, 6:00pm Aftermath – Poland (2012) Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally […]

AWOJC: Feature Film Series: The Truce

Tues., June 2, 6:00pm The Truce - Italy (1997) This film is based upon Italian writer Primo Levi’s The Reawakening, an autobiographical account of his liberation from the camps and the long odyssey of his homecoming. During World War II, Levi, an Italian-Jewish chemist, joined the Italian resistance, resulting in his arrest and deportation to […]


Tue., June 2, 10:00am Patrick Kreeger Works of Bach, Franck, and Reger are featured on this program. Mr. Kreeger, a recent graduate of Yale, also holds an undergraduate degree from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 17, and he is already established as a recitalist throughout the US and […]

YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES: Schubertiade – Romance for 19th Century Art Songs

Tue., June 2, noon Schubertiade – Romance for 19th Century Art Songs Revisit the art of poetry in music, complete with translations of the poetry projected above the stage, and discover the intimacy of the melding of text with the beautiful melodies of Schubert, Schumann, Faure, Brahms and others. Venue Simons Center for the Arts […]

EARLY MUSIC SERIES: Vivaldi-Piazzola – The Seasons, Spring & Summer

Tue., June 2, 3:00pm Vivaldi-Piazzola – The Seasons, Spring & Summer Violinist Yuriy Bekker along with a chamber orchestra will combine selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Piazzola’s Seasons of Buenos Aires, which were inspired by Vivaldi. Baroque meets Tango in this program of two spring concertos and two summer concertos. Autumn and Winter will […]


Tues., June 2, 6:00pm Vive La France A program of French Classics, Vive La France features Charleston musicians flutist Regina Helcher Yost, violist Ben Weiss, and harpist Vonda Darr. All three musicians have performed with various symphony orchestras around the country. The group will present works by Dubois, Bizet, Lowry, Ibert, Saint-Saëns, and Debussy and the […]


Tues., June 2 Joe Clarke Quartet Joe Clarke has been entertaining Charleston for over 20 years with his Trio, Quartet and Big Band. Working with many of Charleston’s best Jazz musicians, the band plays great jazz standards, as Joe follows in the footsteps of the great Crooners: Sinatra, Bennett, and Martin. Boarding  7:30pm Cruising  8pm-10pm Dock  360 Concord […]


Wed., June 3, 10:00am Thomas Russell A native of Greenville, SC, Mr. Russell is Organist and Music Associate at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. He attended the University of South Carolina, and he holds a Master of Music degree from Yale. His program includes works of Bach, Sweelinck, Franck, Dan Miller, and Marcel Lanquetuit. Venue […]