Music

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

Appropriate for Grades: K-5th

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world.  Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t!  Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.  While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.

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

VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS

VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks presents 

VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS

Sandra Wright Shen, piano 
Ken Lam, conductor

Program

Anton Webern
Five Movements for strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, “Coronation”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”

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.

VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS

VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks presents 

VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS

Program

Anton Webern
Five Movements for strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, “Coronation”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”

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.

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.

Chamber Music at the Dock Street Theatre

Chamber Music at the Dock Street Theatre

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Chamber Music Charleston concludes the Ovation Concert
Series with a special collaboration with the Musica en Segura Festival in
Spain.  Three of the festival’s guest artists will perform in Charleston
alongside CMC musicians at the Dock Street Theatre (135 Church Street) on
March 20, 2018.  Then, Chamber Music Charleston musicians will participate
in the Música en Segura’s May 2018 Festival, taking place in the charming
Spanish villiage of Segura de la Sierra deep in the Segura and Cazorla
National Park.

PROGRAM:

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 40

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Suite from “L’Histoire du Soldat” for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Quintet in E-Flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16

Andrew Armstrong, piano
Ana Valderrama, violin
Dorine Schoon, oboe
Daniel Broncano, clarinet
Sandra Nikolajevs, bassoon
Debra Sherrill Ward, horn

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.

CELEBRATE L’ITALIA!

CELEBRATE L’ITALIA!

Maria Antunes, soprano 
Martin Nusspaumer, tenor 
Yuriy Bekker, principal pops conductor

The CSO celebrates everything Italian! Let the CSO whisk you away to the opulent, rich, and fun culture of Italy through its incredible music. In an evening celebrating both old and new Italian music, the CSO Chorus and guest soloists will join us to perform the greatest Italian opera choruses, such as the “Triumphal March” from Aida, and gorgeous opera arias like “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, and others from La Traviata, La Boheme and more. We will then let loose with fun classics like “That’s Amore,” “Mambo Italiano,” and The Godfather theme–now that’s an offer you can’t refuse!

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.

A Hero’s Life

A Hero’s Life
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks presents 

A HERO’S LIFE

Sejoon Park, piano
Ken Lam, conductor

Program

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor

Richard Strauss
Ein Heldenleben

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.