Art

‘CHARLESTON MUSIC FEST’ CHAMBER ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT FUNDRAISER CONCERT OF BEETHOVEN WORKS

‘CHARLESTON MUSIC FEST’ CHAMBER ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT FUNDRAISER CONCERT OF BEETHOVEN WORKS

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston Music Fest, hosted by the College of Charleston’s Department of Music, presents intimate chamber music concerts featuring College of Charleston faculty, and local and international artists. This season, it will present a fundraising concert of Beethoven works performed by faculty members/professional musicians Yuriy Bekker (violin), Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano).
Charleston Music Fest Artistic Director, Natalia Khoma, shares, “Ludwig van Beethoven is one of my favorites. And over the years, I’ve come to love his music more and more. In his music we can find all human feelings — joy, passion, sadness, melancholy, excitement and much more that cannot even be described in words. His music is pure, speaks directly to your heart and teaches you how to be better, kinder, more compassionate. It gives you hope and happiness and brings people together!”
The concert program will feature Variations in E Flat Major from Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte for cello & piano, as well as Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, Archduke Trio.
The concert on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 will take place at 7:30 p.m., in the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for CofC faculty, staff, senior citizens, military/veterans; $10 for CofC students and youth (18 & under). Tickets can be purchased through the George Street Box Office online, by emailing gsbo@cofc.edu, or calling (843) 953-4726. (Patrons can find concert info and ticket links at go.cofc.edu/cmf.)

“The Snow Queen” presented by Palmetto City Ballet

“The Snow Queen” presented by Palmetto City Ballet

Palmetto City Ballet’s production of “The Snow Queen” returns just in time to celebrate the holiday season! Based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, “The Snow Queen” follows the beautiful young Gerda on her journey to rescue her true love Kai from the Snow Queen’s ice palace filled with mischievous goblins and dancing snowflakes. With the help of a friendly and energetic Blackbird, Gerda meets the Spring Sorceress and her garden of magical flowers, the Summer Princess and her court of palace maidens, and the Autumn Gypsy Queen’s band of thieves.

The whimsical production is brought to life with choreography by PCB artistic director, Jonathan Tabbert. The talented professional dancers of Palmetto City Ballet are joined by over 60 hand-picked young dancers from the Charleston community, with an original arranged score, along with lavish stage designs, this production will delight all of your senses, and is sure to be a hit for the whole family! If your child was a fan of Frozen they will love the Snow Queen.

Charleston Music Club Awards Recital

Charleston Music Club Awards Recital

The Charleston Music Club will present some of Charleston’s finest young musicians at its free annual student awards recital on Sunday, April 7th, at 3 pm in the chapel at Franke at Seaside,

1885 Rifle Range Road. Charleston Music Club Scholarships for summer music camps or private study are funded by donations which will be gratefully accepted. For any information on donations or the club see www.charlestonmusicclub.org or email bmusic385@gmail.com

Slow Art Day 2019

Slow Art Day 2019

Join the Halsey Institute staff and tour guides for the international celebration of “slow looking” and participate in guided in-depth conversations about a handful of the artworks in Young Contemporaries 2019.

Learn more about Slow Art Day here!

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Slow Art Day was started in order to invite novices – and experts – to experience the power of looking at art slowly.

It’s a very simple event. Visit your local museum (or gallery, public artwork, etc.) and view a small number of works of art for 5 to 10 minutes each. Then everyone meets to discuss their experience. And all this happens the same day around the world.

The result? Participants say they get “inspired, not tired” and plan to return to that museum or gallery again and again (the not-so-secret agenda is to help more people experience the excitement of art and become regular patrons of their local museums).

Philip Lipton’s Metamorphasis: A Live Sound Journey

Philip Lipton’s Metamorphasis: A Live Sound Journey

Composer and Clarinetist Philip Lipton will perform his original compositions at a FREE concert that will be recorded live from the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in West Ashley.  Philip Lipton is Principal Clarinet of the North Charleston POPS! Orchestra and teaches Clarinet at the College of Charleston.  Circular breathing, looping and extended techniques have allowed him to explore fresh new avenues of writing and performance.  Collaborators on this new performance include Eastward Music and Lisa Alvarez.  Donations will be accepted.

Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Perform CARMINA BURANA

Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Perform  CARMINA BURANA

Carmina Burana will feature 150 singers from The Charleston Symphony Chorus, 60 plus musicians from The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and three guest vocalists, alongside 28 dancers from Nashville Ballet. Based on a collection of poems written by clergy and theology students in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, Carmina Burana examines love, fortune, and the cycle of life. The ballet is set to the iconic music of German composer Carl Orff written in the 1930s. The opening piece, “O Fortuna”, has made its mark as one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the world.

Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO, Paul Vasterling.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Beginning with its first 30-person orchestra in 1819, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra continues to perform major concert series, including Masterworks, Pops and Chamber Orchestra, offering audiences rich, diverse performances.

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

The Tony® Award winning smash hit Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock n’roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Featuring rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETbrings that moment in time to life.

MY FATHER’S DRAGON

MY FATHER’S DRAGON

Appropriate for Grades: K-5th

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Enchantment Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its newest touring production, My Father’s Dragon, based on the beloved book series by Ruth Stiles Gannett. In collaboration with the author and in celebration of the book’s 70th Anniversary we are delighted to bring these enchanting books to life.

When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need – including chewing gum, two-dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the Island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? As they travel over the ocean they get lost in a storm and discover a magical island of escaped canaries. The resourceful Elmer helps the canaries overcome their “curiosity disease” and uncover a stash of hidden riches. With bags of gold and the canaries’ blessings, the dauntless duo at last returns home.

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre’s distinctive style. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon.

For more information on reserved school group performances, please visit our School Programs page. Afternoon performance is open to the public.

GOODNIGHT MOON AND RUNAWAY BUNNY

GOODNIGHT MOON AND RUNAWAY BUNNY

Appropriate for Grades: 3yrs-2nd

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will add to its acclaimed repertory of outstanding children’s productions with an innovative double-bill adaptation of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd’s beloved bedtime classics, GOODNIGHT MOON and THE RUNAWAY BUNNY.

GOODNIGHT MOON is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while THE RUNAWAY BUNNY’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with are assuring sense of security and peace. Whimsical puppetry and evocative original music will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.

For more information on reserved school group performances, please visit our School Programs page. Saturday performance is open to the public.

SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN

SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN

Appropriate for Grades: 3yrs-2nd

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Shh! We have a Plan is the enchanting new theatre production by the multi award winning Theatre Company Cahoots Northern Ireland.

A nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. Follow the delightful and surprising journey of three madcap characters, each of whom has a plan to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! Sounds simple, but the quest soon becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as the characters learn to love and look after nature while discovering that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost! Prepare to be enchanted and amazed by this unique and engaging production featuring Magic, Music, Puppetry and lots lots more!

Created and Directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney. Music by Garth McConaghie.

For more information on reserved school group performances, please visit our School Programs page. Afternoon performance is open to the public.