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Charleston, SC 29401

February 2018

DARIUS & TWIG

February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$5

Appropriate for Grades: 5th-8th PRESENTED BY THE GAILLARD EDUCATION INITIATIVE Can two friends break away from the city to live their dreams? On Harlem’s 145th Street, teenage best friends Darius and Twig dream of a world beyond the confines of their daily lives. Darius is a writer, whose latest story might be published in a magazine–if only he can keep his alter ego, a fierce falcon, in check. And Twig is a runner, whose speed and endurance might bring him…

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TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND, AFTER THE CURTAIN

February 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$20 – $85

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…

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Under The Streetlamp

February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $55

Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. Classic hits first…

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Diana Krall: Turn Up The Quiet World Tour 2017-2018

February 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$45 – $125

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, is coming to Charleston, in support of her newest album, “Turn Up The Quiet,” available now. Krall’s new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites Diana with Grammy® Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno®…

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HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$5

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,…

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SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$5

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…

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MAVIS STAPLES

February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$20 – $85

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…

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March 2018

A HERO’S LIFE

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $98

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.

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A Hero’s Life

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $98

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.

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VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$20 – $70

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…

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CELEBRATE L’ITALIA!

March 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $98

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…

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GOODNIGHT MOON AND RUNAWAY BUNNY

March 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$6 – $20

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…

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MY FATHER’S DRAGON

March 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$5

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…

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The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

March 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$19.50 – $79.50

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…

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VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS

March 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $98

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.

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VIENNESE EXPRESSIONS

March 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $98

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.

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April 2018

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

April 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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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…

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

April 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$30 – $110

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. With world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. The Jazz at Lincoln Center…

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks presents BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $98

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.

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Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Perform CARMINA BURANA

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$30 – $130

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…

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

April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$19 – $90

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…

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May 2018

The Daniel Island Performing Arts Center in association with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the City of Charleston presents Puccini’s Tosca

May 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$43 – $138

Love, lust, betrayal and murder! Heading a star-studded cast of principal artists who have performed their respective roles on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera is internationally acclaimed soprano, Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs, who came to renown in the title role of Floria Tosca with an international broadcast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for Sirius Satellite Radio. Baritone Mark Delevan bows as the villainous Baron Scarpia, a role he has made a touchstone performing with major opera companies around the…

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September 2018

Prints in Clay

September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$22 – $96

Prints in Clay is a day-long multimedia artistic and educational exploration into the many significant contributions of African-Americans to the history and culture of the community. The four-part program consists of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation. Your Prints in Clay purchase supports the Charleston Gaillard Center Education Initiative. Learn More Here Get Tickets The photo exhibit will…

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Prints in Clay The Food of the African Diaspora

September 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$89

A Curated Dinner by Dr. Jessica Harris Tickets Join us for this amazing culinary event celebrating the contributions of African-American culture to Lowcountry cuisine, curated by Dr. Jessica Harris. The dinner features a three-course meal, historically-informed and designed by Dr. Harris, featuring cuisine of the African Diaspora. This three-course, curated dinner features agricultural products essential to cooks of the mid-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the dinner will blend context with cuisine, mouth-watering delights with historical background. This three-course, curated meal will also include beer, wine…

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Prints in Clay Evening Concert

September 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$22 – $96

Prints in Clay Evening Concert Still We Rise!: A Spirituals Celebration featuring renowned mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges and the Lowcountry Voices, Nathan Nelson Choirmaster with Music Arrangements by Composer and Musical Director Wycliffe Gordon Tickets Honoring music spanning the 18th and most of the 19th centuries this powerful evening of African-American Spirituals will be sung by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, with piano, an instrumental septet and The Lowcountry Voices featuring arrangements by Musical Director Wycliffe Gordon. American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, known for…

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October 2018

Free Verse Festival: Poetry Slam

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Presented by The Charleston Gaillard Education Initiative.  A poetry slam for students in middle and high school! October 2, 2:00pm The Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street

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Charleston Jazz presents Rene Marie

October 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $60

René Marie has blessed this city several times with her amazing voice and energy. On October 20, the CJO is pleased to take the stage with René Marie and her band named ‘Experiment in Truth’ (featuring pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Quentin E. Baxter). The performance will include René Marie’s original material and several new arrangements by Charleston musicians, Robert Lewis, Mark Sterbank, Frank Duvall and Demetrius Doctor.

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Charleston Jazz presents Rene Marie

October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $60

René Marie has blessed this city several times with her amazing voice and energy. On October 20, the CJO is pleased to take the stage with René Marie and her band named ‘Experiment in Truth’ (featuring pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Quentin E. Baxter). The performance will include René Marie’s original material and several new arrangements by Charleston musicians, Robert Lewis, Mark Sterbank, Frank Duvall and Demetrius Doctor.

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Ode to America!

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $86

Join the CSO as we celebrate the best of American classical music! Copland’s pioneering Third Symphony includes the famous Fanfare for the Common Man—a work that epitomizes the sound of America. In addition, CSO Timpanist Beth Albert takes center stage to perform Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto, Raise the Roof. Although often overlooked, the timpani (kettle drum) is a vital instrument that acts as an orchestra’s musical heartbeat, and has the power to influence the cohesion of a piece perhaps more than…

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Ode to America!

October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $86

Join the CSO as we celebrate the best of American classical music! Copland’s pioneering Third Symphony includes the famous Fanfare for the Common Man—a work that epitomizes the sound of America. In addition, CSO Timpanist Beth Albert takes center stage to perform Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto, Raise the Roof. Although often overlooked, the timpani (kettle drum) is a vital instrument that acts as an orchestra’s musical heartbeat, and has the power to influence the cohesion of a piece perhaps more than…

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November 2018

Family Day at the Gaillard Center

November 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Free

The Gaillard Center will be hosting a family day on November 11 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on the Terrace Lawn. This free to attend event is meant to introduce attendees to the benefits of the Gaillards new Family Membership.  Activities will feature cookie decorating and tie-tying t-shirts, and there will be grilled cheese and apple cider provided. Though the event is free the Gaillard is requesting RSVPs, please do so by emailing development@gaillardcenter.org  

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Charleston Symphony presents Mendelssohn & Grieg

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

World-famous tenor Rodrick Dixon returns to Charleston to perform with the CSO, singing Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas. Additionally, pianist Jihye Chang performs Felix Mendelssohn’s delightful Piano Concerto No. 1. Unlike many other young prodigies of his era, Mendelssohn’s parents did not try to capitalize on his talent, instead giving him the opportunity to experiment on his own. As a result, Mendelssohn began composing at age 12, published his first symphony at 15, and wrote his Piano Concerto No. 1, now…

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Charleston Symphony presents Mendelssohn & Grieg

November 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

World-famous tenor Rodrick Dixon returns to Charleston to perform with the CSO, singing Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas. Additionally, pianist Jihye Chang performs Felix Mendelssohn’s delightful Piano Concerto No. 1. Unlike many other young prodigies of his era, Mendelssohn’s parents did not try to capitalize on his talent, instead giving him the opportunity to experiment on his own. As a result, Mendelssohn began composing at age 12, published his first symphony at 15, and wrote his Piano Concerto No. 1, now…

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December 2018

The Charleston School of the Arts Symphony and Singers Present Holiday Spectacular

December 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$18

Join the award winning Charleston School of the Arts Symphony and Singers at their 6th annual Holiday Spectacular Concert.  This festive concert will feature holiday favorites that will be a hit with the entire family.

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January 2019

5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival presents Bobby McFerrin with Ranky Tanky

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$60 – $120

With 10 Grammy Awards and A #1 global hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin’s greatest gift to his audience is transforming a concert hall into a playground. Get ready to sing-a-long and raise the roof with joyful grooves. The jazz and classical worlds celebrate his innovative technique and spirit. His solo performances and collaborations with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianists Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, and the Vienna and New York Philharmonic orchestras are legendary. Sharing the stage with Bobby…

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March 2019

Charleston Symphony presents Romeo & Juliet

March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

Violinist Robyn Bollinger joins the CSO to perform Paganini’s Violin Concerto, a virtuosic masterpiece that is widely considered the most technically difficult of all violin concertos. Bollinger made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12, and has since become a celebrated violinist and chamber musician around the world. In addition, she has won many prestigious competitions, including the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, and the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in France.

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Charleston Symphony presents Masquerade!

March 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

World-renowned husband and wife vocalists Dimitri Pittas and Leah Edwards bring the very best of opera and Broadway to their hometown stage. Together with the CSO, Dimitri and Leah will sing selections from the Phantom of the Opera, Bizet’s Carmen, Bernstein’s On the Town, The Sound of Music, and more.

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Charleston Symphony presents Mozart’s Requiem

March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

The CSO Chorus joins the Charleston Symphony for a monumental rendition of Mozart’s Requiem, the final composition of Mozart’s life, and one of the most famous works ever written. Requiem was commissioned by an anonymous patron who attempted to keep his identity secret because he was planning to pass Mozart’s work off as his own. Mozart worked on the piece up until the day of his death—even rehearsing various choral parts with friends while in bed only hours before he…

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Charleston Symphony presents Mozart’s Requiem

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

The CSO Chorus joins the Charleston Symphony for a monumental rendition of Mozart’s Requiem, the final composition of Mozart’s life, and one of the most famous works ever written. Requiem was commissioned by an anonymous patron who attempted to keep his identity secret because he was planning to pass Mozart’s work off as his own. Mozart worked on the piece up until the day of his death—even rehearsing various choral parts with friends while in bed only hours before he…

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April 2019

College of Charleston Orchestra: Spring Concert

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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The College of Charleston Orchestra will perform a spring concert conducted by Yuriy Bekker. This program includes Claude Debussy’s Petite Suite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations (featuring cellist/faculty member Natalia Khoma), Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 in G Major and a world premiere of The Overview Effect by College of Charleston composition student Will Goss.

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Charleston Symphony presents: Russian Romantics

April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

After becoming an instant hit with the CSO in 2017, beloved pianist Joyce Yang returns to Charleston to close out the season with a night of Russian romantic music. Yang will play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which Prokofiev pieced together from scraps of music he had written here and there over the previous years. The piece steadily grew in popularity, and is now considered one of the most cherished piano concertos ever written. Pre-concert talks are given by Assistant…

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Charleston Symphony presents: Russian Romantics

April 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until April 20, 2019

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$21 – $116

After becoming an instant hit with the CSO in 2017, beloved pianist Joyce Yang returns to Charleston to close out the season with a night of Russian romantic music. Yang will play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which Prokofiev pieced together from scraps of music he had written here and there over the previous years. The piece steadily grew in popularity, and is now considered one of the most cherished piano concertos ever written. Pre-concert talks are given by Assistant…

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August 2019

Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert

August 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$33 – $253

Join Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie for an uplifting musical celebration in support of the Homeless to Hope Fund. Entertainment line-up includes iconic Charleston musicians, including the recent Lowcountry Hall of Fame inductees Blue Dogs, soulful vocalist Zandrina Dunning and BlackNoyze Band, percussive Americana Rock band Rene Russell and the Bottom End and singers from the College of Charleston Choir, Charleston Symphony Chorus and Taylor Festival Choir under the direction of Dr. Rob Taylor. Special…

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October 2019

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$36 – $86

The Charleston Gaillard Center presents Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade on October 29 as part of Jazz at the Gaillard Presented by The Establishment. Chick Corea brings together bass powerhouse Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade in a trio that earned 2 Grammy Awards for their first outing. A new album Trilogy 2 came out on Friday, October 4. Buy tickets here.

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November 2019

College of Charleston Orchestra – Fall Concert

November 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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The College of Charleston Orchestra will perform a fall concert conducted by Yuriy Bekker. The program will include Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final scene from "Eugene Onegin" (featuring opera students Mckenzie Anderson and Bradley Morrison), J.S. Bach's Concerto for Two Violins (featuring faculty members Lee-Chin Siow and Yuriy Bekker), Astor Piazzolla's Invierno Porteño and Primavera Porteña from "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires," Modest Mussorgsky's "Night on the Bald Mountain," and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnole." The College of Charleston Orchestra is a small orchestra consisting primarily of music…

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December 2019

Charleston Gaillard Center presents: Once on this Island

December 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $100

“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times. Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured…

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Charleston Gaillard Center presents: The Ten Tenors

December 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$26 – $86

The TEN Tenors are bringing back their highly acclaimed show Home for the Holidays, after numerous hugely successful tours of the US. This time the ensemble will focus on spreading the cheer at venues primarily along the East Coast of the USA, where they’ll perform a lively mix of holiday favorites featuring everything from Feliz Navidad and O Holy Night to Winter Wonderland and even Bohemian Rhapsody – all given the signature The TEN Tenors treatment, with incredible 10-part harmonies and smooth choreography. The TEN Tenors are a true musical success story, having…

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A Classical Christmas

December 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Charleston Gaillard Center presents: A Christmas Carol

December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$16 – $65

This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.  Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves, The Boar’s Head Carol and many more.  Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live…

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Pops

December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$27 – $123.00

Experience one of Charleston’s all-time favorite traditions. Yuriy Bekker leads the Symphony in a festive mix of symphonic and popular music that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. This annual sell-out event features multiple guest artists, including a very famous resident of the North Pole. Don’t worry…cookies and milk not required.

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Pops

December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$27 – $123.00

Experience one of Charleston’s all-time favorite traditions. Yuriy Bekker leads the Symphony in a festive mix of symphonic and popular music that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. This annual sell-out event features multiple guest artists, including a very famous resident of the North Pole. Don’t worry…cookies and milk not required.

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January 2020

Bach’s Brandenburg

January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $114

It is difficult to imagine that anyone would ever consider the music of Johann Sebastian Bach overwrought and exaggerated, but this is indeed how many nineteenth century music critics interpreted his work. They labeled this period’s music “baroque,” stemming from the Portuguese word barroco, or “oddly shaped pearl.” Over time, music critics and audiences alike have come to regard Bach’s work as nothing short of genius, and the word baroque has shed its pejorative connotation to simply become the title for…

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Bach’s Brandenburg

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $114

It is difficult to imagine that anyone would ever consider the music of Johann Sebastian Bach overwrought and exaggerated, but this is indeed how many nineteenth century music critics interpreted his work. They labeled this period’s music “baroque,” stemming from the Portuguese word barroco, or “oddly shaped pearl.” Over time, music critics and audiences alike have come to regard Bach’s work as nothing short of genius, and the word baroque has shed its pejorative connotation to simply become the title for…

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

January 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $119

Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor Olga Kern, Pianist PROGRAM DOVE Sunshine RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 Interval SIBELIUS Symphony No.2 For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a springboard for seven principal residencies as well as more than forty-five concerts per year in long-term partnership venues across the country, often in areas where access to live orchestral music is very…

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Charleston Jazz Festival presents: Monty Alexander Trio + Jane Monheit + Freddy Cole + Charleston Jazz Orchestra

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$35 – $128

The 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival proudly presents a star-studded evening at the Gaillard Center. It begins with a performance by the Monty Alexander trio, followed by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra with vocalists Jane Monheit and Freddy Cole. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. A perennial favorite at Jazz festivals and venues worldwide, his spirited conception covers a…

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February 2020

Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents: Scheherazade

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $114

East meets West as the Charleston Symphony performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, based on the collection of middle-eastern folk tales, One Thousand and One Nights. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s own words, “The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales, told seriatim, for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to…

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents: Scheherazade

February 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25 – $114

East meets West as the Charleston Symphony performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, based on the collection of middle-eastern folk tales, One Thousand and One Nights. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s own words, “The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales, told seriatim, for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to…

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September 2020

An Evening with Brendan James

September 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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The Charleston Gaillard Center is thrilled to announce An Evening with Brendan James on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30pm. This live stream and in-person show will preview songs from Brendan James’s brand new album “Leap Taken.” As patron safety remains our first priority, we have implemented numerous measures to allow up to 250 guests for this event to safely gather within the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall. This event will have options for patrons to either attend socially distanced and in-person as a live studio…

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October 2020

Five Year Anniversary Celebration for the Gaillard

October 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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The Charleston Gaillard Center is thrilled to announce a special performance in celebration of five years enriching the Charleston community with unforgettable experiences. Held on Sunday, October 18, exactly five years since the Inaugural Concert, the Five-Year Anniversary Celebration will feature a string quartet from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Artist-in-Residence and Charleston’s first Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker, and Artist-in-Residence Emeritus and Grammy Award-winning Charlton Singleton. As patron safety remains our first priority, we have implemented numerous measures to allow guests to safely…

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August 2021

Lowcountry Listens: Kevin Patton

August 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25

This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Lowcountry Listens program. Learn more about Lowcountry Listens here. Patrons will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the show from seats on the stage of the Martha & John M. Rivers Performance Hall. Kevin Patton – saxophone Gavin Smith – trombone Abdiel Iriarte – piano Tim Khayat – bass Miller Boone – drums Kevin Patton is a composer, instructor, and saxophonist from Charleston, South Carolina. Over the past decade, he has performed in…

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Lowcountry Listens: Lindsay Holler

August 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25

This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Lowcountry Listens program. Learn more about Lowcountry Listens here. Patrons will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the show outside on the Gaillard Center’s Terrace Lawn. Lindsay Holler sings and plays guitar. Her voice moves onto the sidewalk through a cracked upstairs window on dusky afternoons. It smells you with its tongue, pensively considers, and strikes. In clubs and theatres … it’s the same. On some occasions it caresses; other times accuses. When…

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Lowcountry Listens: Tom Mackell

August 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25

This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Lowcountry Listens program. Learn more about Lowcountry Listens here. Patrons will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the show from the Gallery Lobby of the Martha & John M. Rivers Performance Hall. Tom Mackell – guitar James Frolio – lead guitar A Charleston, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter whose honest and soulful mix of Americana, pop and rock creates a melodic, smooth sound that’s effortlessly organic. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mackell honed…

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Lowcountry Listens: Dallas Baker

August 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25

This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Lowcountry Listens program. Learn more about Lowcountry Listens here. Patrons will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the show from seats on the stage of the Martha & John M. Rivers Performance Hall. Established in 2014 on a Friday night at Holy City Brewing, Dallas Baker and Friends are two time winners of Charleston City Paper’s Bluegrass Band of the Year. They can best be described as Beach Driven Bluegrass, their improvisational string…

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September 2021

Lowcountry Jazz Festival All White Party Affair

September 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$113

From our friends at the Lowcountry Jazz Festival: After months of unprecedented change (or lack of) you DESERVE a weekend of world-class smooth jazz, and the finest Lowcountry cuisine. The Lowcountry Jazz Festival and the City of Charleston welcome you back on Labor Day weekend! Experience the culture that makes visitors return year after year. With some of the world’s best musicians, great dining options, sophisticated shopping, and rich history, there is no argument why The Lowcountry Jazz Festival and Charleston, SC provide one of the…

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Lowcountry Jazz Festival: Day One 2021

September 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$63

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s premier annual Smooth Jazz event, returns to the Charleston Gaillard Center with a stellar lineup. The festival continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off Friday, September 3. From our friends at the Lowcountry Jazz Festival: After months of unprecedented change (or lack of) you DESERVE a weekend of world-class smooth jazz, and the finest Lowcountry cuisine. The Lowcountry Jazz Festival and the City of Charleston welcome you back on Labor Day weekend! Experience the culture that makes…

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Lowcountry Jazz Festival: Day Two 2021

September 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$63

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s premier annual Smooth Jazz event, returns to the Charleston Gaillard Center with a stellar lineup. The festival continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off Friday, September 3. From our friends at the Lowcountry Jazz Festival: After months of unprecedented change (or lack of) you DESERVE a weekend of world-class smooth jazz, and the finest Lowcountry cuisine. The Lowcountry Jazz Festival and the City of Charleston welcome you back on Labor Day weekend! Experience the culture that makes visitors…

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CSO Masterworks – A Triumphant Return

September 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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With this season opening concert — a journey from France to Russia and back again — the CSO will rejoice with music to honor our much-anticipated return to the audience-filled concert hall. There may be no better sound to usher in a celebratory homecoming than with Hector Berlioz’s rousing, colorful Roman Carnival Overture. It has become one of the French Romantic composer’s most frequently performed works since its 1844 Paris premiere.   Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini…

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CSO Masterworks – A Triumphant Return

September 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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With this season opening concert — a journey from France to Russia and back again — the CSO will rejoice with music to honor our much-anticipated return to the audience-filled concert hall. There may be no better sound to usher in a celebratory homecoming than with Hector Berlioz’s rousing, colorful Roman Carnival Overture. It has become one of the French Romantic composer’s most frequently performed works since its 1844 Paris premiere.   Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini…

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Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

September 29, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$35

Tickets on sale Friday, June 18 at 11am. Members receive presale access. Learn more about becoming a member here. Bruce Hornsby is on a roll. After taking the music world by surprise with his wide-ranging, critically acclaimed 2019 album Absolute Zero, the singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader returns with a follow-up that picks up where its predecessor left off. Non-Secure Connection features 10 new songs exploring a broad range of themes, from civil rights to computer hackers, mall salesmen to the Darwinian aspects of…

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October 2021

CSO POPS – Music of the Movies: Heroes and Villians

October 2, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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In the CSO’s annual tradition of performing music from popular films and television, we will journey to the cinema and explore the sounds of good versus evil. Selections will include music from the Marvel superhero movies Spiderman and Black Panther, and DC Comics’ favorites Superman and Batman. The concert will also feature familiar favorites from classics such as Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Psycho, Game of Thrones, songs from James Bond,the famous “Parade of the Charioteers” from Ben Hur,…

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The Beach Boys

October 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$60

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. Since the band’s co-founder, lead-singer and chief lyricist Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems…

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Emerson String Quartet

October 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center's 2021-2022 Series Subscription.  Subscriptions go on sale Friday, July 9. Learn more about their subscriptions here! Become a member to receive exclusive presale access beginning July 6. (Members will receive an email when their presale access begins.) Learn more about becoming a member here. Single tickets on sale in August; final date to be announced. Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer – violins Lawrence Dutton – viola Paul Watkins – cello PROGRAM* Hayden Seven…

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CSO Masterworks – Bolero

October 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Richard Strauss’ tone poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks brought the German folklore character Till Eulenspiegel to the international masses. As the title suggests, the work follows the escapade and antics of Till with a delightful, romping journey around the orchestra. The composer said of the work, “I only wanted to give the people in the concert hall a good laugh for once.” Strauss’ Burleske for piano and orchestra is youthful and vigorous and features a complex piano solo and soaring…

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CSO Masterworks – Bolero

October 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Richard Strauss’ tone poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks brought the German folklore character Till Eulenspiegel to the international masses. As the title suggests, the work follows the escapade and antics of Till with a delightful, romping journey around the orchestra. The composer said of the work, “I only wanted to give the people in the concert hall a good laugh for once.” Strauss’ Burleske for piano and orchestra is youthful and vigorous and features a complex piano solo and soaring…

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

October 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$39

Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits including We Belong, Invincible, Love Is A Battlefield, Promises In The Dark, We Live For Love, Heartbreaker and Hell Is For Children. Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as nineteen Top 40 hits. They have sold over thirty…

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Million Dollar Quartet

October 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25

Tickets on sale Friday, June 18 at 11am. Members receive presale access. Learn more about becoming a member here. Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® Award-winning smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 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. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll…

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CSO Masterworks – Beethoven and Witches

October 29, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Recognized as the leading opera composer of his time, the prolific Gioachino Rossini wrote The Silken Staircase at age 20. The comedic opera, though very popular in its day, is not performed as often as are his The Barber of Seville or William Tell. However, The Silken Staircase Overture stands the test of time as a masterpiece punctuated by lively banter between the strings and the upper woodwinds. At its 1803 premiere, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was not…

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CSO Masterworks – Beethoven and Witches

October 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Recognized as the leading opera composer of his time, the prolific Gioachino Rossini wrote The Silken Staircase at age 20. The comedic opera, though very popular in its day, is not performed as often as are his The Barber of Seville or William Tell. However, The Silken Staircase Overture stands the test of time as a masterpiece punctuated by lively banter between the strings and the upper woodwinds. At its 1803 premiere, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was not…

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November 2021

An Evening with Audra McDonald

November 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center's 2021-2022 Series Subscription.  Subscriptions go on sale Friday, July 9. Learn more about their subscriptions here! Become a member to receive exclusive presale access beginning July 6. (Members will receive an email when their presale access begins.) Learn more about becoming a member here. Single tickets on sale in August; final date to be announced. Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and…

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Crowder: The Milk & Honey Tour

November 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$25

Special Guest Sean Curran featuring Chidima The show will open with Capitol CMG/sixstepsrecords artist Sean Curran followed by an inspired set from seasoned artist Crowder, leading songs from his new album ‘Milk & Honey’ to end the night. Watch his electrifying performance of “Good God Almighty,” a song that recently topped the Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart, here: youtu.be/6TzECToPYIk “We’re finally getting out of the basement!,” says Crowder. “We can’t wait to see you fantastic folks in person for the Milk &…

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Keb’ Mo’ Band

November 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$29

Keb’ Mo’s self-titled release under his coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker, reached it’s quarter century milestone in 2019, and over the years, Keb’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, he has garnered 5 GRAMMY awards, including his most recent 2019 release, Oklahoma, which won in the Best Americana Album category. Keb’s list of GRAMMY recognitions continues with 12 GRAMMY nominations, in total, including his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana, earning three nominations…

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CSO Masterworks – Stars of the CSO

November 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
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The “King of Swing” Benny Goodman commissioned American composer Aaron Copland to write the Clarinet Concerto. This performance will feature the Charleston Symphony’s Charles Messersmith. Charles was appointed as Second Clarinet with the CSO in 1998 in a national audition and became Principal Clarinet in 2005. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major for Violin and Viola will allow two CSO musicians to really shine. Jan-Marie Christy Joyce has been an indispensable member of the CSO as Principal Viola for more…

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CSO Masterworks – Stars of the CSO

November 20, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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The “King of Swing” Benny Goodman commissioned American composer Aaron Copland to write the Clarinet Concerto. This performance will feature the Charleston Symphony’s Charles Messersmith. Charles was appointed as Second Clarinet with the CSO in 1998 in a national audition and became Principal Clarinet in 2005. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major for Violin and Viola will allow two CSO musicians to really shine. Jan-Marie Christy Joyce has been an indispensable member of the CSO as Principal Viola for more…

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

November 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$49.50

Do you remember the first time you heard the Christmas sounds of Mannheim Steamroller? You can again celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. While 2020 was the first year the group was unable to tour in 35 years, 2021 will reunite the #1 Christmas music artist in history with its legion of long-time fans. Experience the music that has become the hallmark of the holidays and a tradition for…

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December 2021

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$34.95

This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage! The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and heartfelt moments that will bring the family together, this joyous and uplifting celebration will leave audiences captivated by the splendor of…

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Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour

December 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$32

Tickets on sale Friday, June 18 at 10am, online only. Ticket Office opens at 11am. Members receive presale access. Learn more about becoming a member here. Put the phones down! Your favorite, high functioning hot mess comedian, Heather McMahan, is coming to a city near you. She’s live, liberated and lubed up–doing the most and the least at the same damn time. Heather McMahan’s Farewell Tour…Her First, and Possibly the LAST!

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An Officer and A Gentleman: A New Musical

December 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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This performance is part of the Charleston Gaillard Center's 2021-2022 Series Subscription.  Subscriptions go on sale Friday, July 9. Learn more about their subscriptions here! Become a member to receive exclusive presale access beginning July 6. (Members will receive an email when their presale access begins.) Learn more about becoming a member here. Single tickets on sale in August; final date to be announced. A SWEEPING ROMANCE THAT LIFTS YOU UP WHERE YOU BELONG! AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, based on…

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CSO Holiday POPS!

December 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on December 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bring your family and friends to enjoy the annual holiday tradition, which has become a spectacular celebration. Holiday Pops will include choirs, dancers, guest vocalists, pipers, and special appearances by Frosty the Snowman, Saint Nick, and more. The festive performance will feature beloved orchestral selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker to two movements of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra’s jazzy Nutcracker Suite. Joyous carols such as “The First Noel” and “Gloria” will showcase the…

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CSO Holiday POPS!

December 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on December 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bring your family and friends to enjoy the annual holiday tradition, which has become a spectacular celebration. Holiday Pops will include choirs, dancers, guest vocalists, pipers, and special appearances by Frosty the Snowman, Saint Nick, and more. The festive performance will feature beloved orchestral selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker to two movements of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra’s jazzy Nutcracker Suite. Joyous carols such as “The First Noel” and “Gloria” will showcase the…

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January 2022

CSO Masterworks – Hart of Tchaikovsky

January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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This performance will explore fanfare, reflection, and fate with music from two living composers and a 19th Century Russian Romantic. The concert opens with Black American composer Adolphus Hailstork’s Fanfare on “Amazing Grace,” a work performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. Listeners will find that its brass embellishment grasps your attention while its familiar hymnal melody captivates. The Shanghai Quartet—one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles—will join the Charleston Symphony for the…

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CSO Masterworks – Hart of Tchaikovsky

January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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This performance will explore fanfare, reflection, and fate with music from two living composers and a 19th Century Russian Romantic. The concert opens with Black American composer Adolphus Hailstork’s Fanfare on “Amazing Grace,” a work performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. Listeners will find that its brass embellishment grasps your attention while its familiar hymnal melody captivates. The Shanghai Quartet—one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles—will join the Charleston Symphony for the…

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CSO Pops – The Great American Songbook

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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There was a time before Elvis swiveled his hips on national television and prior to anyone knowing a musical genre called “rock and roll.” Music written during what we now call the Great American Songbook originally started around 100 years ago and continued to be at the forefront of popular culture through WWII and the 1950s. Often jazz-influenced, usually witty, and sometimes pulled from Broadway musicals, the tunes are now American musical standards. The legacy lives in songs and compositions…

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February 2022

CSO Mastworks – Chopin’s Masterpiece

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on February 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Julia Perry’s aptly-titled A Short Piece for Small Orchestra manages to celebrate the entire orchestra in its seven-minute journey. Perry, a Black American composer who started out writing vocal compositions, lived from 1924-1979 and penned a dozen symphonies before her death. A Short Piece for Orchestra, written in 1952, is far more complex and bolder than its simple, humble title suggests. Read more about Julia Perry. Frédéric François Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 displays emotional depths and poetic melodies that…

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CSO Mastworks – Chopin’s Masterpiece

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on February 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Julia Perry’s aptly-titled A Short Piece for Small Orchestra manages to celebrate the entire orchestra in its seven-minute journey. Perry, a Black American composer who started out writing vocal compositions, lived from 1924-1979 and penned a dozen symphonies before her death. A Short Piece for Orchestra, written in 1952, is far more complex and bolder than its simple, humble title suggests. Read more about Julia Perry. Frédéric François Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 displays emotional depths and poetic melodies that…

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March 2022

CSO Masterworks – Stravinsky’s Petrushka

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on March 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Johannes Brahms’ one and only violin concerto does indeed demonstrate the gifts of its soloist, but it is less focused on technique and more on substance and expression. It also features extensive passages for the orchestra, often highlighting the woodwinds and giving the concerto an almost symphonic feel. Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka tells the story of the title character, a popular puppet in Russian folk tales, who finds himself in several uniquely human experiences including love and death. After his…

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CSO Masterworks – Stravinsky’s Petrushka

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on March 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Johannes Brahms’ one and only violin concerto does indeed demonstrate the gifts of its soloist, but it is less focused on technique and more on substance and expression. It also features extensive passages for the orchestra, often highlighting the woodwinds and giving the concerto an almost symphonic feel. Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka tells the story of the title character, a popular puppet in Russian folk tales, who finds himself in several uniquely human experiences including love and death. After his…

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CSO Pops – Dreaming of April in Paris

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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By the time this concert starts, it will still be March in Charleston; but it will be April in Paris! Charleston has a deep connection to French culture and this performance will celebrate that shared legacy with well-known French music. Take a walk in the moonlight with Claude Debussy’s Claire de lune, dance the can-can to Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and revel in the sounds of George Bizet’s Habanera from Carmen. In addition to these classics, the performance…

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April 2022

Ben Folds: In Actual Person Live for Real Tour

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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$29

RESCHEDULED. Ben Folds, originally scheduled for November 8, 2021, has been rescheduled to April 13, 2022. Ticket holders have been contacted regarding next steps. Tickets for the original date will be honored for the April 13, 2022 date. For any questions, please reach out to the Ticket Office at ticketing@gaillardcenter.org or (843) 242-3099. Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He’s created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben…

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CSO Masterworks – Beethoven’s 9th

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs is a choral work which heavily features a baritone soloist in four of the five songs. Based on poems set to music, the verses are largely spiritually derived. While the first four maintain a tone of a deep introspection, the concluding fifth song “Antiphon,” lifts like a triumphant hymn. Rapturous. Colossal. Legendary. These are all apt descriptions of one of the most well-known pieces of music of all time. In it, you experience sounds…

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CSO Masterworks – Beethoven’s 9th

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs is a choral work which heavily features a baritone soloist in four of the five songs. Based on poems set to music, the verses are largely spiritually derived. While the first four maintain a tone of a deep introspection, the concluding fifth song “Antiphon,” lifts like a triumphant hymn. Rapturous. Colossal. Legendary. These are all apt descriptions of one of the most well-known pieces of music of all time. In it, you experience sounds…

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