Ashley Hall “Strings” Celebrate 10 Years

By Peter Ingle
Ashley Hall “Strings” Celebrate 10 Years

IT STARTED as the brainchild of Jill Muti during her first year as Head of School. As a flautist herself, she knew how much life is enriched by music, and she wanted to bring that experience to her students. Thus was born the Carolina Strings Academy which is open, not only to Ashley Hall girls, but... Read »

Taylor Festival Choir’s Breathtaking “Oktoberfest”

By Lindsay Koob
Taylor Festival Choir’s Breathtaking “Oktoberfest”

WHEN I SHOWED UP at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul on the afternoon of Sunday, October 5 to catch the Taylor Festival Choir’s (TFC) fall concert, I had no intention of writing a review. But... Read »

The Flight of a New Festival

By Peter Ingle
The Flight of a New Festival

STERLING ELLIOTT is a name you may hear in the future, but don’t necessarily count on seeing this young cellist in Charleston very often, because we may soon be too small for him. Sterling’s mastery, musicality, and personal charm... Read »

The Many Colours of Schubert

By Peter Ingle
The Many Colours of Schubert

WEST INDIES NATIVE, Joseph Bologna (Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, 1745–1799), is renowned as the first classical composer of African ancestry. Among other things, he was a champion fencer, fought in the French Revolution, and found his musical inspiration in... Read »

Looking with Rembrandt

By Peter Ingle
Looking with Rembrandt

THE ETCHINGS OF REMBRANDT—far less known than his resplendent oil paintings—comprise some of his finest work. Despite their comparatively diminutive size, they offer the viewer unending wonder and delight. Like drawings, etchings are often an indicator of artistic talent... Read »

Musical Fare by CAM Faculty

By Peter Ingle
Musical Fare by CAM Faculty

NINE WORKS by five composers played by six musicians in one hour. What a wonderful idea. Such was the recent concert by faculty members of the Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) as part of its ongoing series of free... Read »

Falling For Dance: What’s Happening in October

By Eliza Ingle
Falling For Dance: What’s Happening in October

THE FALL DANCE SEASON kicks off this month with quite a few interesting events. There are more things ahead, and CharlestonToday.net will keep you up to date. ~   ~   ~ Annex Dance Company presents A is for Annex... Read »

CofC Opens IPS Series with a Flourish

By William Furtwangler
CofC Opens IPS Series with a Flourish

THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Department of Music presented Tuesday night the opening program of its 2014-15 International Piano Series (IPS) with an electrifying demonstration of nineteenth-century piano virtuosity. The pianist was Ran Dank, newly appointed to the department. He is... Read »

CSO Starts 2014 with a “Mighty Five”

By Peter Ingle
CSO Starts 2014 with a “Mighty Five”

“GOD GRANT that our… guests may never forget today’s concert; God grant that they may forever preserve the memory of how much poetry, feeling, talent, and intelligence are possessed by the small but already mighty handful of Russian musicians.”... Read »

Bodacious Bods and Baldino at SOB

By Carol Furtwangler
Bodacious Bods and Baldino at SOB

FULL-FRONTAL MALE NUDITY, rear windows of luscious ladies, ZOUNDS! In Charleston? Properly in North Charleston, the South of Broadway Theatre Company opened their 2014-15 season Friday with Douglas Carter Beane’s award-winning, “The Nance.” Referring to gay men who camped... Read »

Chamber Music Charleston Charms Again

By Peter Ingle
Chamber Music Charleston Charms Again

THIS TIME they did it at the Sottile Theater with a little help from Camille Saint-Saëns, Ogden Nash, and local actors Clarence Felder and Chris Weatherhead, along with a special dash of the always charismatic clarinetist, Charles Messersmith. Saint-Saëns wrote “The... Read »

CAM Showcases Two Rising Talents

By Peter Ingle
CAM Showcases Two Rising Talents

THE CHARLESTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC (CAM) is a jewel whose luster keeps shining, as evidenced at their recent free (yes, free) concert on September 12 featuring pianist Micah McLaurin and violinist Victor Li. Micah, as many people know, is a... Read »

PURE Perfection, Chekhov Style

By Peter Ingle
PURE Perfection, Chekhov Style

PURE Theatre’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” (running through October 4) is a thoughtful romp through the world of middle-aged, middle-class siblings in rural Pennsylvania. Christopher Durang’s articulate, award-winning play touches on human foibles, sexual... Read »

“Truth in Cold Blood” Shines Light on Church Murder

By ChasToday
“Truth in Cold Blood” Shines Light on Church Murder

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, the church as a symbol of unity has itself been frequently split. And here comes a play, “Truth in Cold Blood,” about a brutal murder that took place in 1928 in the offices of St. Philip’s Church over... Read »

A Fun Book to Give and Have

By ChasToday
A Fun Book to Give and Have

THIS BOOK GIVES YOU A HAPPY FEELING. Charleston A to Z is a clever, colorful, and charming tour of local history. A perfect gift for a child and a nice reminder for adults. Full of key historical facts about... Read »


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