Love and Laughter in “Sunset Years”

By Carol Furtwangler
Love and Laughter in “Sunset Years”

THRESHOLD REPERTORY Theatre’s 2014 Playwrights-in-Residence Thomas and Judy Heath scored another stunning success with “The Sunset Years” which ended a multi-week sold-out run Sunday afternoon. The husband and wife team made a huge splash both locally and in the New York International Fringe Festival last year with “Perfectly Normel People,” but “Sunset” is the... Read »

Another “Ovation” for Chamber Music Charleston

By Peter Ingle
Another “Ovation” for Chamber Music Charleston

THE LAST HALF of the nineteenth century was a perfect storm for the arts. Classical forms were established, romanticism was at its height, and impressionism was starting to take shape. The possibilities for finely executed expression seemed endless. Nowhere... Read »

“Slowgirl” is a Must-See at PURE

By Carol Furtwangler
“Slowgirl” is a Must-See at PURE

IN KEEPING WITH their express aim to present provocative, edgy theater in Charleston, PURE Theatre presented Greg Pierce’s “Slowgirl” on Friday evening in their Upper King Street home. A searingly intense drama sprinkled with laughable moments, the two-character (“two-hander”)... Read »

Katherine Clarkson Sparkles at CAM

By Carol Furtwangler
Katherine Clarkson Sparkles at CAM

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, the Charleston Academy of Music afforded our community a welcome opportunity to enjoy classical music, featuring the sparkling young soprano Katherine M. Clarkson. Part of CAM’s “Rush Hour Mini Concert” series, the concert took place in the... Read »

Ji Showcases Technique at IPS

By William Furtwangler
Ji Showcases Technique at IPS

THE SECOND CONCERT of the CofC International Piano Series was supposed to feature Beth Levin, but she had to cancel at the last minute. Ran Dank, artistic director of the IPS, made use of his connections in the music... Read »

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... 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 »


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