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GERSHWIN AND BERNSTEIN TAKE NEW YORK AND TONIGHT, TONIGHT GALA

GERSHWIN AND BERNSTEIN TAKE NEW YORK AND TONIGHT, TONIGHT GALA
Gershwin and Bernstein Take New York

Leah Edwards, soprano
Paul Sanchez, piano
Yuriy Bekker, principal pops conductor

George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein captured New York City’s essence and became the iconic musical voices of their time. The CSO is joining orchestras around the world to celebrate Bernstein’s Centennial this season with his Overture to Candide, West Side Story Suite No. 1, and Symphonic Dances. We will then join forces with College of Charleston piano professor, Paul Sánchez, to perform Gershwin’s popular jazz classic, Rhapsody in Blue.

 

Tonight, Tonight, Annual Fundraising Gala

Presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:30-6:30pm Pre-Concert Cocktail Reception
7:00-8:30pm Gershwin and Bernstein Take New York*
8:30-10:30pm Tonight, Tonight, Gala with silent auction in Grand Ballroom

$165 per person
*(Includes admission to pre-concert cocktail reception and Tonight, Tonight Gala. Tickets to performance of Gershwin and Bernstein Take New York not included and sold separately)

Join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. as we continue a magical evening in celebration of the CSO and the music of Bernstein and Gershwin. Enjoy festive foods reminiscent of the streets and neighborhoods of New York City, while mingling with patrons and musicians and browsing unique silent auction items in the Grand Ballroom of the Gaillard Center. A limited and exclusive live auction of select items of interest will cap this very special event. It won’t be just any night….

Riverdance

Riverdance

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series Riverdance.

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film- nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Riverdance

Riverdance

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series RIVERDANCE.

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film- nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Chamber Music at the dock Street Theatre

Chamber Music at the dock Street Theatre

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Chamber Music Charleston continues the acclaimed Ovation Concert Series with Grammy Award-winning guest violinist Karen Kim joining CMC violinist Frances Hsieh, violists Ben and Jenny Weiss and cellist Timothy O’Malley in a program of music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.   The program is presented in the historic Dock Street theatre, 135 Church Street.

CSO’s Annual Holiday Pops

CSO’s Annual Holiday Pops

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Pops presents CSO’s Annual Holiday Pops.

Amanda Castellone, soprano 
Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano 
Yuriy Bekker, principal pops conductor

Festive fun for the whole family! Join the CSO and the CSO Chorus for our annual holiday celebration! Principal Pops Conductor, Yuriy Bekker, leads this family-friendly holiday tradition that will feature “White Christmas,” “Klezmer Nutcracker,” “Ave Maria,” “12 Days of Christmas” (CSO-style), Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and many more sing-along favorites. The Charleston Children’s Chorus joins us, as well as special surprise appearances.

Chamber Music at the Dock Street Theatre

Chamber Music at the Dock Street Theatre

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Chamber Music Charleston presents the opening Ovation Concert of the 2017-2018 season at the historic Dock Street Theatre (135 Church Street).  Guest violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti and pianist Andrew Armstrong join CMC violinist Jenny Weiss, violist Ben Weiss and cellist
Timothy O’Malley in a program of music by Saint-Saëns and Dvořák.

Halsey Institute – Over the Moon, 13th Annual Membership Celebration

Halsey Institute – Over the Moon, 13th Annual Membership Celebration

Throughout the night, Halsey Institute Members will enjoy live music
curated by and featuring Lindsay Holler, feast on hors d’oeuvres and
spirits, and meet other art lovers, all while supporting the Halsey
Institute.

Our members support the Halsey Institute’s groundbreaking exhibition and
educational programming, which has become a vital part of the Charleston
community.

Dance the night away with other Halsey Institute members. To attend the
event, join or renew your membership online, or call us at 843-953-5652.
Membership levels begin at $40; $15 for students.

Free for Halsey Institute members

6:00 – 7:00pm: VIP Preview Party     For members a the Conceptualist Level ($500+) and above.  Enjoy the Party before the big crowd, or stay all night!

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series the WIZARD OF OZ.

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Charleston! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film,WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel over the rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

Bill Blagg – Science of Magic

Bill Blagg – Science of Magic

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of- a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before- seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create the impossible!

Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes!

The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and promote students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible!

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

Othello

Othello

Charleston Gaillard Education initiative Presents Othello.

What happens when evil and manipulation are loosed upon a world where inequity and jealousy already reign?  When suspicion, xenophobia, and distrust flourish, how can love survive?  How can we decipher the truth when lies and deceit become commonplace, and a person’s word is no longer their bond?

Set in a stark, not-so-distant-future, The Warehouse Theatre’s touring production of William Shakespeare’s Othello asks these timeless questions.

Othello is directed by Anne Kelly Tromsness and Maegan Azar.
 The Warehouse Theatre’s Production of Othello is supported by BMW Group Plant Spartanburg.

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