July 16th, 2014
This weekend, Boston-based Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker presents a vocal recital of music by American composers along with pianists Susan Zhang and Mark Husey. The program will include music by Charles Ives, Virgil Thompson, Aaron Copland, and Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915". Thursday, July 17th at the Heritage at Lowman in White Rock, SC. 6 PM and Saturday, July 19 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Columbia, SC 7:30 PM. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
June 30th, 2014
The second performance in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s new summer chamber music series will take place Friday, July 11th. Brandon Nichols, Anne Holmi and friends will perform an evening of four horns and tuba music including works from Brahms, Andante, and The Beach Boys. Lots of surprises are in store July 11 at the Dock Street Theater at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit charlestonsymphony.com.
June 25th, 2014
Rivertree Singers, a choir of young professionals from Greenville, S.C., has invited other accomplished musicians to join them in a performance of Dan Forrest’s highly acclaimed Requiem for the Living—a work exploring pain, loss, redemption, peace and rest. The 130-voice chorus and chamber orchestra bring this composition to Greenville on Saturday, June 28th and the evening will also include comments from the composer, Dan Forrest. 7:30 PM this Saturday in the Rodeheaver Auditorium on the Bob Jones University Campus. For more information. visit rivertreesingers.com.
June 19th, 2014
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical “Evita” returns to Greenville this Tuesday, June 24th through Sunday, June 29th. Eva Peron used her beauty and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world. "Evita" features hit songs such as "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," and "High Flying, Adored." Performances will take place at the Peace Center for the Arts in Greenville, SC. For more information, visit peacecenter.org.
June 18th, 2014
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents chamber music in an all-new summer series at the Dock Street Theater. The first of three concerts will be presented this Saturday, June 21st at 7:30 PM and will feature violinist Yuriy Becker, clarinetist Charles Messersmith, and pianist Ghadi Shayban. For more information on this performance of music by Faure, Brahms, and Khachaturian, visit charlestonsymphony.com.
May 19th, 2014
The GLOW Lyric Theatre, presents "Scenes de Carmen" - a one-act reduction of Bizet's opera "Carmen." Starring Metropolitan Opera tenor Hugo Vera as Don Jose and Austin Lyric Opera mezzo-soprano Lis Cass as Carmen. This innovative cabaret style production of Bizet's classic opera of lust and death runs June 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm and June 8 at 3:00pm at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn, SC. For more information, visit glowlyric.com.
May 2nd, 2014
Chamber Music Charleston presents an Edisto Concert at the Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island. Frances Hsieh and Jenny Weiss, violins, Ben Weiss, viola, and Timothy O’Malley, cello, will perform music for string quartet by Astor Piazzolla and Alexander Borodin on Sunday, May 4th at 3 PM. for more information, visit chambermusiccharleston.com.
April 30th, 2014
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season, entitled “Music From The Heavens”, is May 10th and 11th at the Peace Center. The Symphony will be joined by the Greenville Chorale and guest soprano Christina Major to perform works by Verdi, Poulenc, and Mascagni. Arts writer Paul Hyde will also give lectures one hour prior to the performances, free of charge. Saturday’s show is at 8 PM and Sunday’s show is at 3 PM. For more information, visit greenvillesymphony.org.
April 29th, 2014
The South Carolina Philharmonic presents their final concert of the season featuring banjo phenomenon Béla Fleck. Fleck will be joining the philharmonic to perform his new concerto for banjo and orchestra “The Impostor.” The program will also include Dvorak’s 8th symphony and the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz. This Saturday, May 3rd at the Koger Center in Columbia 7:30 PM. For more information, visit scphilharmonic.com.
April 24th, 2014
Carolina Ballet presents a Tchaikovsky Festival, part of the annual spring concert and Gala. The concert will include “The Seasons”, a piece commissioned by the Carolina Ballet set to Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Opus 37. The performance will also include Act II of Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake". April 26th at 7:30 PM at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC. For more information, visit thetownship.org.
April 21st, 2014
Carolina Ballet presents Tales of Beatrix Potter. This narrated children’s ballet is an original adaptation of the beloved stories of the English artist and author, Beatrix Potter. This ballet is especially family friendly and designed to give even the youngest member of the audience a delightful opportunity to experience ballet for the first time, while still having an appeal for the “young-at-heart” adult. The program lasts just over one hour in a special morning performance on April 25, 10:00 AM at the Township Auditorium. for more information, visit thetownship.org.
March 27th, 2014
The Parker Quartet is an extremely talented Grammy award-winning ensemble of young musicians formed in 2002. This world-class act also happens to be artist in residence at our very own University of South Carolina. Don’t miss your chance to experience this wonderful ensemble this Sunday at 5 PM at the University of South Carolina School of Music recital hall. The Parker Quartet will perform a new piece written especially for them by composer Jeremy Gill as well as Shostakovich’s 9th string quartet. Admission is free. Learn more about the ensemble at parkerquartet.com.
March 24th, 2014
The Coastal Youth Ballet Theater of Myrtle Beach presents “Cinderella”. Let the magic begin with a delightful blend of storytelling, humor, and beautiful dance in a full-length production that is perfect for the whole family. Thursday March 27th through Sunday, March 30th at the Beach Church Auditorium in Myrtle Beach, SC. for more information, visit coastalyouthballettheatre.org.
March 20th, 2014
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra and College of Charleston Music Department Present “Magnetic South - The Carolina Connection II”, new music by composers with ties to South Carolina. Expect the unexpected in a unique concert experience that includes diverse works, commissions, and premieres by leading contemporary composers. Tomorrow, March 21st at 8:00 PM in the Simons Center at the College of Charleston. For more information, visit www.charlestonsymphony.com.
March 19th, 2014
The Southern Exposure New Music Series presents “yMusic”, a sextet of talented young performers who are helping to shape the future of classical music. yMusic consists of violin, viola, cello, trumpet, clarinet, and flute, and specializes in both pop and classical music. Friday, March 21st at 7:30 PM in the Recital hall of the School of Music at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Admission is free and Southern Exposure concerts are often standing room only, so early arrival is suggested. More information at music.sc.edu/events.
March 18th, 2014
The I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium at South Carolina State University present “Harlem on My Mind”, a groundbreaking exhibition that has only been previously seen twice since it’s creation in 1969. Harlem on my mind documents life in Harlem between 1900 and 1968. The exhibition opens this Friday, March 21st in the York Bailey Museum in the Penn Center on St. Helena Island, SC. You can learn about museum admission at penncenter.com/musem.
March 11th, 2014
Pianist Alyona Aksyonova and Cellist James Waldo present an Evening of Classical Music. They will be performing music by Beethoven, Debussy, and more. Enjoy this beautiful duo of instruments at the Church of the Good Shepherd 1512 Blanding Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Sunday, March 30th at 6 PM. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will go to benefit Transitions, working to end homelessness in the Midlands. You can learn more about Aksyonova and Waldo at their website www.awduo.com
March 6th, 2014
Don’t miss the 6th Annual Juilliard in Aiken Festival next week March 9th - 14th. Each day of this amazing series features master classes and workshops for aspiring musicians and exciting concert performances by visiting Juilliard musicians. The festival will culminate in a performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion by the Trinity Wall Street Choir on Friday, March 14th. For more information visit juilliardinaiken.com.
March 3rd, 2014
The Clemson University Symphonic Band presents 20th century music in their spring concert. The program will feature Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in Bb for wind ensemble and music by Percy Grainger featuring bass saxophone. Tuesday, March 4th at 8 Pm at the Brooks Center Theater on the Clemson University campus. For more information, www.clemson.edu/brooks.
February 28th, 2014
The University Opera Association presents “Aida”. This long-remembered, magnificent production of Verdi's "grandest" of operas is the UOA’s first major stage production for the year 2014. Spectacular sets, stunning costumes and great music combine for a thrilling opera experience. Tuesday, March 18th, Thursday March 20th, and Saturday March 22nd at the Rodeheaver Auditorium at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. For more information, visit bju.universitytickets.com.