Music

The Sound of Charleston

The Sound of Charleston

Come hear the music that helps define Charleston’s rich history, from gospel to Gershwin. In this 75 minute live concert, you will hear the finest professional artists perform gospel spirituals, music of George Gershwin, such as Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue, songs of the Civil War, jazz, and light classics heard here by members of the St. Cecelia Society. Show concludes with Amazing Grace, written by John Newton who worshipped and received inspiration for the hymn in our venue, the Circular Congregational Church.

Cost:
Adults. $28
Seniors (62). $26

‘DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE’ (‘THE MAGIC FLUTE’), BY COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND THE CHARLESTON SYMPHONY

‘DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE’ (‘THE MAGIC FLUTE’), BY COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND THE CHARLESTON SYMPHONY

Directed by Theatre Associate Professor Evan Parry, the production is recommended for all ages. Parry describes the opera: “Through comedy and romance, the blend of the human and the supernatural brings the audience into a journey of trials and tribulations on the path toward a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.”

College of Charleston Director of Opera, Sandy DeAthos-Meers, adds, “This collaboration among Charleston’s arts powerhouses showcases a variety of talent for audiences while providing a unique, professional experience for our students. Janine McCabe, Artistic Director of CofC Stages, supported the vision and decided to include the College’s first large-scale opera production, “The Magic Flute,” as part of the Department of Theatre and Dance (CofC Stages) 2021-22 season. Veteran actor and theatre faculty member, Evan Parry, directs this resplendent production featuring students, faculty and staff from our opera, theatre and dance programs, while the Charleston Symphony skillfully realizes Mozart’s remarkable score under the leadership of talented Charleston-favorite, Yuriy Bekker.”

A mix of College of Charleston opera, theatre and dance students make up the cast, from freshmen to seniors alike. Designers include theatre faculty members alongside current and former students: costume design by Associate Professor Janine McCabe; scenic design by alumnus Carrie Ferrelli; lighting design by faculty member Lauren Duffie; and choreography by dance faculty member Kristin Alexander and student Claire Natiez.

DETAILS: Performances of “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) will take place at the Sottile Theatre (44 George St.) on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. and February 27 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $50, with discounts for seniors (60+), military/veterans, and youth under 18, CofC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased through the George Street Box Office online, by emailing gsbo@cofc.edu, calling (843) 953-4726 or in person. (Patrons can find concert info and ticket link at go.cofc.edu/magicflute.)

‘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.)

‘Masterworks of Voice and Drama’ Presented by the College of Charleston

‘Masterworks of Voice and Drama’ Presented by the College of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Department of Music at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will continue its 2021-2022 CofC Concerts season with a performance of dramatic opera works and art songs. The concert, “Masterworks of Voice and Drama,” will feature Strauss’s “Four Last Songs” as well as the rarely performed Vaughan-Williams love duet (opera) titled “Hugh, the Drover,” in addition to works by Quilter, Schubert, Gounod and Verdi. Faculty member and acclaimed lyric soprano Saundra DeAthos-Meers will be joined on stage by international opera tenor Harold Meers; special guest Morris Robinson, who is a Metropolitan Opera star and current Grammy nominee (Best Choral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony Of A Thousand’); and pianist Andrea Molina.

DETAILS: “Masterworks of Voice and Drama” will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., at the Sottile Theatre (44 George St.) Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for CofC faculty, staff, senior citizens, military/veterans; $10 for all students. Purchase tickets online through the George Street Box Office or by emailing gsbo@cofc.edu, or calling (843) 953-4726. (Patrons can find concert info and ticket links at go.cofc.edu/music-series.)

Rodrigo y Gabriela w/Special Guest Silvana Estrada

Rodrigo y Gabriela w/Special Guest Silvana Estrada

With career album sales now in excess of 1.5 million worldwide, Mexican acoustic-rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela won the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 2019 62nd GRAMMY® Awards ceremony. The award was given for Rodrigo y Gabriela’s most-recent album METTAVOLUTION, their 6th studio album and first in five years.   You won’t want to miss this dynamic, sensational night of music!

Con ventas de álbumes de carrera que ahora superan los 1,5 millones en todo el mundo, el dúo mexicano de rock acústico Rodrigo y Gabriela ganó el GRAMMY® al Mejor Álbum Instrumental Contemporáneo en la 62a ceremonia de los Premios GRAMMY® de 2019. El premio fue entregado por METTAVOLUTION, el más reciente álbum de Rodrigo y Gabriela, su sexto álbum de estudio y el primero en cinco años. ¡No querrá perderse esta dinámica y sensacional noche de música!

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

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.

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series  A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he’d “NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT A BROADWAY MUSICAL,” GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way.  All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

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.