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August 2016

Fahamu Pecou Artist Talk & Gallery Walk-Through

August 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Free

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk and gallery walk-through with exhibiting artist Fahamu Pecou for his exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance. The talk starts at 2pm on Saturday, August 27. The event begins with a slide talk at 2pm in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus. We will then walk down the hall to view Pecou’s exhibition within the Halsey…

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September 2016

Intersessions: The Art x Hip-Hop Dialogues™

September 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Fahamu Pecou will host an installment of interSessions™ his series of curated conversations between figures from the arts and the hip-hop community. This session will feature Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, an American hip-hop recording artist and activist, and Dr. Arturo Lindsay, an artist and scholar who conducts ethnographic research on African spiritual and aesthetic retentions in contemporary American cultures. According to Pecou, “The goal of interSessions™ is to provide a platform that reveals the…

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Charleston Music Fest- Poinsett Trio

September 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $25

The Poinsett Trio was founded in 2008 and has performed throughout the United States, in addition to international tours in New Zealand and Germany. The musicians are on the faculty at Furman University. The program will include Beethoven's Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2 and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66.

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Quentin E. Baxter Presents… Randy Napoleon Trio

September 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $20
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Charleston: A Scene on the Rise

September 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The IN THE MIX music series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts connects local musicians and students with music industry leaders through vibrant discussions on industry topics. The fall 2016 series kicks off on Monday, September 19th with CHARLESTON: A SCENE ON THE RISE. Guest speakers Dan McCurry (director of the Charleston-based independent label Hearts & Plugs), Matthew Potter (Program Director at local radio stations 105.5 The Bridge and 98 Rock), and Charlie Walker (Partner at national promotion…

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October 2016

CofC Faculty Jazz Ensemble

October 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present the CofC Faculty Jazz Ensemble on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016:  Robert Lewis (saxophones), David Heywood (flute), Tyler Ross (guitar), Gerald Gregory (piano), Ron Wiltrout (drums) and Frank Duvall (bass). The group will perform jazz standards, arrangements, and originals. Directed by Robert Lewis, Jazz Studies in the College's Department of Music is one of the most prominent music programs in the area and includes instruction by some of the best jazz performers of the South.…

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Quentin E. Baxter Presents… Champian Fulton Quartet

October 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $20
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Baxter presents jazz at College of Charleston

October 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Grammy-nominated producer and drummer Quentin E. Baxter will present a three-concert series in the Simons Center Recital Hall on the campus of the College of Charleston. The “Quentin E. Baxter Presents” series is meant to inspire students increase community interest and support of the college’s jazz program.First up is the Randy Napoleon Trio, Sept 18 at 7:30 p.m.  in the Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. The trio features Napoleon on guitar, Baxter on drums and Elias Bailey on bass. The Champian…

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Streaming Music: The New Business Model

October 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The IN THE MIX music series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts connects local musicians and students with music industry leaders through vibrant discussions on industry topics. The fall 2016 series kicks off on Monday, September 19th with CHARLESTON: A SCENE ON THE RISE. Guest speakers Dan McCurry (director of the Charleston-based independent label Hearts & Plugs), Matthew Potter (Program Director at local radio stations 105.5 The Bridge and 98 Rock), and Charlie Walker (Partner at national promotion…

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November 2016

The Finnish Line

November 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Esa-Pekka Salonen Catch and Release Magnus Lindberg Corrente Kaija Saariaho Grammaire des Reves Jill Terhaar Lewis - Soprano Jennifer Luiken - Alto Ken Lam and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, conductors

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December 2016

Baxter presents jazz at College of Charleston

December 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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One event on December 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Grammy-nominated producer and drummer Quentin E. Baxter will present a three-concert series in the Simons Center Recital Hall on the campus of the College of Charleston. The “Quentin E. Baxter Presents” series is meant to inspire students increase community interest and support of the college’s jazz program.First up is the Randy Napoleon Trio, Sept 18 at 7:30 p.m.  in the Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. The trio features Napoleon on guitar, Baxter on drums and Elias Bailey on bass. The Champian…

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February 2017

Charleston Music Fest- Natalia Khoma, Cello; Volodymyr Vynnytsky, Piano

February 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

Graduates of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, this faculty duo has impressed audiences locally and around the world. Both musicians are on the faculty at the College of Charleston and were recently made honorary professors at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kiev Conservatory) have previously been named honorary professors at Lviv State Academy of Music and the Odessa State Music Academy. The program will include works from the Romantic Period.

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March 2017

College of Charleston 2nd Monday Series to Present Vocal Virtuosos

March 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present a concert featuring virtuoso singers on March 13, 2017. Professors from the College's music department will perform a variety of works including arias by J.S. Bach, Erich Korngold, Robert Schumann and Victor Herbert, in addition to selections from Franz Schubert’s Schwanegesang.   The performers will include sopranos Judith Acres, Amanda Castellone, Deanna McBroom, Kim Powell and Kayleen Sánchez; tenor Robert Taylor; with Robin Zemp on piano, Julia Harlow…

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College of Charleston Voice Faculty

March 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$15

College of Charleston Voice Faculty Presented by the 2nd Monday Series Featuring a variety of works including arias by J.S. Bach, Erich Korngold and Victor Herbert, in addition to selections from Franz Schubert's Schwanegesang. Each artist-scholar carries an impressive range of performance and teaching experience; the concert offers a unique opportunity for students and the public to see them perform on stage together. 7:30, Simons Recital Hall - 54 St. Philip Street Monday, March 13th Tickets available here!

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CofC “In The Mix” Music Series presents “MODERN AIRWAVES: THE STATE OF RADIO”

March 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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The IN THE MIX music series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts connects students, musicians, and music enthusiasts with industry leaders through vibrant discussions on a wide range of musical topics. The Spring 2017 series continues on Monday, March 20, 2017 with MODERN AIRWAVES: THE STATE OF RADIO TODAY. The session will feature an extended discourse on radio’s place in modern media, highlighted by special guest and legendary music promoter, Jeff McClusky. McClusky has spent over three decades in…

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Ambiguous Symmetries

March 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Kurt Rohde World Premiere, Magnetic South Commission Mario Davidovsky Divertimento No. 8: Ambiguous Symmetries Magnetic South Call for Scores Winner John Allemeier Deep Water

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April 2017

College of Charleston 2nd Monday Series to Present Alumnus Wade Davis in Concert

April 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present a concert by cellist Wade Davis, a 2008 alumnus. An active solo and chamber performer, he has prepared for this concert a virtuosic collection of music by Francois Couperin, Gabriel Faure, Johann Sebastian Bach, plus others. Pianist Robin Zemp will join Davis on stage. The concert will take place on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Recital Hall of the Simons Center of the Arts,…

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Charleston Music Fest- Ilya Kaler, Yuriy Bekker, Natalia Khoma, Volodymr Vynnytsky

April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $25

Ilya Kaler is one of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today, whose career ranges from that of a soloist and recording artist to chamber musician and professor. A three-time gold medal winner, he received top honors at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Paganini Competition in Genoa. Kaler attended the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow State Conservatory. The program will feature works from the Romantic Period.

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CofC Concerts to Feature Gold Medal Violinist Ilya Kaler in Chamber Music Performance

April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$15 – $25

Multiple Gold-Medal Winning Violinist Ilya Kaler To Close 2016-17 Season of College of Charleston Charleston Music Fest Ilya Kaler is one of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today, whose career ranges from that of a soloist and recording artist to chamber musician and professor. He will be joined by Yuriy Bekker, violin; Natalia Khoma, cello and Volydymyr Vynnytsky, piano; for an intimate chamber concert to close the 2016-17 season of the Charleston Music Fest. Presented by the College…

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May 2017

Champian Fulton Quartet to Perform for “Quentin E. Baxter Presents…” Series at College of Charleston

May 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $20

The Department of Music at the College of Charleston and the “Quentin E. Baxter Presents…” series will present the Champian Fulton Quartet on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Jazz pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton will be joined by Stephen Fulton on trumpet, Dor Samoha on bass, and Fukushi Tainaka on drums. A mainstay on the vibrant New York jazz scene, Fulton has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Eric Alexander, ‪Buster Williams, and ‪Louis Hayes. From New York to Barcelona, Fulton’s swinging style and…

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October 2017

2nd Monday Series: Duo Cortona

October 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

Mezzo-Soprano Rachel Calloway and Violinist Ari Streisfeld to Open  2017-2018 Season of '2nd Monday Series' Duo Cortona is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the creation of works for its unique instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and violin. The concert will include select works from Guillaume de Machaut, Laura Schwendinger, Amadeus Regucera, Jeff Myers and Kamala Sankaram. Video and audio clips, plus photos are available at http://www.duocortona.com/media.html.  

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The Games People Play

October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

CofC Concerts at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present two performances of opera and musical theater titled “The Games People Play” starring the College’s opera students. Directed by faculty members David Templeton and Amanda Castellone, the production will include two one-act operas: "The Marriage Lantern" by Jacques Offenbach and "A Hand of Bridge" by Samuel Barber. The show also will feature classic ensemble numbers like “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from "Guys and Dolls" and…

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The Games People Play

October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

CofC Concerts at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present two performances of opera and musical theater titled “The Games People Play” starring the College’s opera students. Directed by faculty members David Templeton and Amanda Castellone, the production will include two one-act operas: "The Marriage Lantern" by Jacques Offenbach and "A Hand of Bridge" by Samuel Barber. The show also will feature classic ensemble numbers like “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from "Guys and Dolls" and…

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November 2017

Magnetic South Music: Bártôk, Higdon & Koumendakis

November 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), will present its fall concert, Bártôk, Higdon & Koumendakis, conducted by CSO Music Director Ken Lam. Bártôk’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, an iconic early 20th century repertoire staple, will be performed by guest pianists Beata Moon and Matthieu Cognet, with CSO percussion power duo Beth Albert and Ryan Leveille. The program will also include the world premiere of a large ensemble work, Five more steps…

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ELITE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON FACULTY DUO LEE-CHIN SIOW AND PAUL SANCHEZ

November 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

The 2nd Monday Concert Series, part of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, will feature violinist Lee-Chin Siow and pianist Paul Sánchez for a night of exciting chamber music on November 13. This “East meets West” themed program will feature the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto by He Zhanzhao and Gang Chen, played using traditional Chinese techniques (Hwa Yin Chinese glissando), and movements from Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn. Siow and Sánchez will be joined on stage…

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Jazz with Frank Duvall and Friends

November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Free – $10
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IN THE MIX: Moderated by Mark Bryan

November 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Leaders in the music industry talk about their success and experiences. Moderated by Mark Bryan. Topics and guest info listed at artsmgmt.cofc.edu. The College of Charleston’s music speaker series IN THE MIX wraps up another successful semester with a look at how music is released across today’s diverse musical landscape. Dropping New Music: The Anatomy of a Successful Release will take place on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. Guest panelists Josh Bloom and Mike Gomez will join host Mark Bryan to review all that goes into…

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January 2018

The College of Charleston’s In the Mix Music Speaker Series — Songwriting and Publishing: The Unsung Careers that Power the Music Industry

January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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The College of Charleston's In the Mix Speaker Series Songwriting and Publishing: The Unsung Careers that Power the Music Industry Talent manager Nick Garvin and singer/songwriters Patrick Davis, Lauren Jenkins, and Ryan Kinder join us from Nashville to discuss how careers in songwriting and publishing help to shape the music world. Since 2014, In the Mix has explored timely and engaging topics impacting the musical landscape on both a local and national level, all while exposing audience members to industry insiders with real…

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February 2018

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Presents Works by CofC Composers

February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10

Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present its second contemporary classical music concert to Charleston audiences during the 2017-2018 season. The spring concert will focus on new music from College of Charleston faculty composers: Edward Hart’s song cycle The Caged Bird Sings based on poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar, and featuring tenor Rodrick Dixon (recent performer for Charleston's Colour of Music Festival); a new chamber orchestra work, ...thought I was awake, by Yiorgos Vassilandonakis that explores the sonification of…

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Charleston Music Fest + 2nd Monday Series present: Natalia Khoma and Volodymyr Vynnytsky

February 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

Charleston Music Fest + 2nd Monday Series present: Natalia Khoma and Volodymyr Vynnytsky The 2nd Monday Series will host Charleston Music Fest, both part of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, for a night of intimate chamber music on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Graduates of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, faculty duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano) will present a versatile concert spanning from Baroque to Romantic to 20th century repertoire for cello and piano. This expansive program will feature…

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Quentin E. Baxter presents The Mark Sterbank Group – Hymns & Spirituals

February 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$15 – $25

Quentin E. Baxter presents The Mark Sterbank Group - Hymns & Spirituals Featuring Mark Sterbank, saxophones Fred Wesley, trombone Charlton Singleton, trumpet Demetrius Doctor, piano Herman Burney, bass Quentin E. Baxter, drums  

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March 2018

A Halsey and McCallum Celebration

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
Free

Join the Halsey Institute Family to honor the contributions and talents of two Elizabeth O’Neil Verner Award winners, Corrie McCallum (1914-2009) and our namesake, William Halsey (1915-1999). We will introduce a new generation of Charlestonians to this couple’s pioneering spirit through a series of brief presentations illustrating their progressive artmaking against the backdrop of traditional Charleston. After the discussions, join us for a reception with sweet treats from Wattle & Daub–a festive celebration of Corrie and William!

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April 2018

CofC IN THE MIX Series to Highlight Student Performers

April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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The College of Charleston’s Arts Management Program will once again celebrate the end of the academic year with a free concert to showcase up-and-coming student musicians. IN THE MIX: LIVE! will feature a range of performances from College of Charleston students, including: Sævi, Jump Castle Riot, 87 Nights, Mariah Hogan, Beth Miller, Jamie Gray, and Grayson Jones. The concert will take place on Monday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Simons Center for the Arts first floor Recital Hall…

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February 2019

College of Charleston Arts Management Program presents In the Mix

February 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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The College of Charleston Arts Management Program is excited to announce that world renowned drummer, percussionist, and two-time Grammy nominee Quentin Baxter has joined its faculty and will serve as the new host of the IN THE MIX speaker series, replacing Artist in Residence Emeritus Mark Bryan who has returned to recording and touring with Hootie and the Blowfish. The first installment of IN THE MIX will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital…

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College of Charleston School of the Arts presents Natalia Khoma – Volodymyr Vynnytsky Duo

February 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$10 – $15

The 2nd Monday Series will host Charleston Music Fest, both part of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, for a night of intimate chamber music on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Graduates of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, faculty duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano) will present a versatile concert of works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Carlo Alfredo Piatti and Myroslav Skoryk, plus the beloved Rococo variations for Cello by Peter Tchaikovsky. Natalia Khoma – Volodymyr Vynnytsky Duo is the unique team of two virtuoso…

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July 2019

Halsey Institute & Ideas Into Action present: Intersections of Systemic Racism

July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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Join Ideas Into Action and the Halsey Institute as we explore four topics of concern in Charleston that have something in common: systemic racism as a root cause. Over the month of June and into early July, we've hosted four luncheons at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with current exhibit CRY JOY PARK—GARDENS OF DARK AND LIGHT by artist Jennifer Wen Ma. Inspired by the history of Charleston, Jennifer's installation dramatically explores the juxtaposition between paradise and…

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Charleston Chamber Music Intensive – Faculty Artist Concert

July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip Street
Charleston, 29401
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$20.00

Kicking off year two of the Charleston Chamber Music Intensive is a performance featuring our esteemed faculty members along with some incredible visiting artists. You won't want to miss this exciting summer chamber concert. CCMI aims to bring the world's finest musicians to Charleston in celebration of chamber music and solo performance. Our faculty artists are committed to sharing their talents to mentor the next generation of concert performers. We hope you can join us!

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