Chamber Music

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.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks presents BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks presents BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

Ken Lam, conductor

Program

Charles Ives
The Unanswered Question

Max Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Yuriy Bekker, violin 

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major

Pre-concert conversations by the Music Director or his assistants are held from 6:30-7:15pm prior to each Masterworks performance from the stage.

VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the very finest period instrument ensembles. The Orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China, and has appeared in many more cities across the United States. Committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, under Mr. Marcon’s leadership VBO has given the modern-day premieres to amazing works.

Series tickets on sale now! 

Please contact the Ticket Office at 843.242.3099 orticketing@gaillardcenter.org for more information.

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….

CSO Concerto Evening

CSO Concerto Evening

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks presents CSO Concerto Evening

Ivan Moshchuk, piano
Ken Lam, conductor

Program

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Four Violins and Violoncello in B minor

Alfred Schnittke
Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Two Solo Violins

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto No. 4 for Harpsichord in A major

Pre-concert conversations by the Music Director or his assistants are held from 6:30-7:15pm prior to each Masterworks performance from the stage.

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.

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
Tickets to Nutcracker will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 1, beginning at 11am.
Celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Join us on a holiday voyage complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, live music, and the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet joined by student dancers from the Charleston community. This treasured holiday tradition was made even more magical in 2016, when it premiered with all new sets and costumes. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, Nutcracker promises magical holiday memories for years to come!

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
Tickets to Nutcracker will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 1, beginning at 11am.
Celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Join us on a holiday voyage complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, live music, and the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet joined by student dancers from the Charleston community. This treasured holiday tradition was made even more magical in 2016, when it premiered with all new sets and costumes. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, Nutcracker promises magical holiday memories for years to come!

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
Tickets to Nutcracker will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 1, beginning at 11am.
Celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Join us on a holiday voyage complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, live music, and the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet joined by student dancers from the Charleston community. This treasured holiday tradition was made even more magical in 2016, when it premiered with all new sets and costumes. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, Nutcracker promises magical holiday memories for years to come!