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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 […]

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 […]

SPOTLIGHT: MEPKIN ABBEY CONCERT: Charleston Piano Trio with Miles Hoffman

Mon., May 30, 4:00pm Charleston Piano Trio with Miles Hoffman 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 String Trio op. […]

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 […]

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  […]

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  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Poinsett Piano Trio

Tues., June 7, 6:00pm Poinsett Piano Trio The ensemble (David Gross, piano; Dierdre Hutton, violin; Christopher Hutton, cello) is based in Greenville, SC and all of the members are professors at Furman University. The program includes masterworks by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The trio will explore the subtlety and nuance of Beethoven’s trio in E-flat major and Brahms’ expressive piano trio in […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Dez Cordas

Thurs., June 9, 6:00pm Dez Cordas This critically acclaimed duo (Matthew Slotkin, guitar; Craig Butterfield, double bass) on the contemporary chamber scene has performed across the United States. They will present several exciting new compositions from their recently commissioned CD, Pilgrimage, along with selections from their previous recordings. Venue  City Gallery Address  34 Prioleau Street Admission $17 adults, $13 senior & student […]

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Apollo Chamber Players

Fri., June 10, 6:00pm Apollo Chamber Players Known for rhythmic flair and doses of virtuosity, the ensemble has a mission to explore the cultural and folkloric influences in classical music. Apollo debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2013 and is featured frequently on Performance Today. The ensemble presents Folk Nationalism, including Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint […]