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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.

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.

MAVIS STAPLES

MAVIS STAPLES

Tickets to Mavis Staples will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 8, beginning at 11am.

Mavis Staples is living, breathing history. She is an alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road.

Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her new albumLivin’ on a High Note (ANTI-), she is only gaining momentum. Produced by M. Ward with songs by Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, Tune-Yards, Aloe Blacc and others, the album serves as a summation and furtherance of her illustrious career. Refusing to fade away, she continues to tour incessantly, remaining as vital, engaged, and true as always. There is no persona; she is, simply and untouchable, Mavis—and Livin’ on a High Note is the symphony of her life.

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.

HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Appropriate for Grades: 2nd-7th

PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend Sarah Bradford, narrate her adventurous life, we share in the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave women who changed the world through her courage. This accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson is at turns inspiring, heart-warming, and comical, full of the good humor, determination and the charity of its subject. The audience will find a new appreciation for Harriet Tubman and a deeper understanding of her times.

Virginia Rep on Tour, founded in 1975 as Theatre IV, has been internationally acclaimed for excellence as a theatre for young audiences. February 1st, 2002 Virginia Rep on Tour’s production of Buffalo Soldier was performed, by request, at the Pentagon to open their celebration of Black History Month. The company performs live for over 500,000 students, parents and teachers each year throughout 33 states and the District of Columbia.

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

TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND, AFTER THE CURTAIN

TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND, AFTER THE CURTAIN

Through his Emmy Award winning work on “So You Think You Can Dance”, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show inDance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.

Public on-sale begins at 10am on July 10th. Click here to learn about becoming a Charleston Gaillard Center member to receive advance ticket purchase opportunities.