Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), will present its first contemporary classical music concert of the season on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
Magnetic South’s 2018-19 season opening concert features two new works by Charleston composers along with two iconic works from the early 20th century. Béla Bartók’s Contrasts is a trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, one of the first works he performed upon his arrival to the United States. French-American composer Edgar Varèse’s rarely performed Octandre is one of his defining pieces, widely imitated in movie scores and other modernist works in the 20th century. A Cosmos in Stone, Respawning a virtuosic work for large ensemble by Charleston native Nicholas Bentz will be receiving its world premiere. College of Charleston voice faculty member Kayleen Sánchez will perform The Captive, for Soprano and String Orchestra, composed by Professor Emeritus David Maves. The podium will be shared by College of Charleston faculty member and Magnetic South’s Artistic Director Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, and Music Director of the CSO Ken Lam.
The concert on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, by calling (843) 723-7528, ext. 110, or online at charlestonsymphony.org.