Young CAM Musicians at MUSC on May 1

By ChasToday
Young CAM Musicians at MUSC on May 1

The Charleston Academy of Music (CAM), sponsored by MUSC, will present a concert at noon on Thursday, May 1 at the Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street downtown. Three outstanding young musicians will be featured: Benjamin Halford (violin), Erick Won (violin), and Caleb Borick (piano)—pictured top-to-bottom. This is the third year CAM has... Read »

A Testament to the Power of Theatre

By JP McLaurin
A Testament to the Power of Theatre

A LESBIAN CARTOONIST’S SEARCH to make peace with her closeted father’s suicide is a simple way to describe Fun Home, the Off-Broadway smash musical based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. This show, which is far from simple... Read »

Yuriy Bekker Leads Impressive CofC Orchestra

By Lindsay Koob
Yuriy Bekker Leads Impressive CofC Orchestra

I DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK from my duties for Delos—the CD label I write for—long enough to catch last Monday night’s concert at the Sottile Theater—featuring two really terrific soloists performing with the lately much-improved College of Charleston... Read »

UNED!TED Coming to Music Hall April 25

By Peter Ingle
UNED!TED Coming to Music Hall April 25

LAURA BALL, impresario extraordinaire and creator of UNED!TED, is spearheading yet another innovative musical collaboration, this time at Charleston Music Hall on John Street. From the piano, Laura will join classically trained and “pop fusion” violinist Rachel Kistler (who... Read »

Sasha Starcevich Performs at CAM

By Peter Ingle
Sasha Starcevich Performs at CAM

CHARLESTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC (CAM) is venturing beyond its studio on Rutledge Avenue to wonderful effect. Tuesday night—the time usually reserved for CAM’s Rush-Hour Mini Concerts—guest pianist Sasha Starcevich performed at the Library Society on King Street, playing works... Read »

The Beauty and Thunder of Great Music

By William Furtwangler
The Beauty and Thunder of Great Music

THE AUDIENCE at the Sottile Theatre Tuesday night may never have heard the name of pianist Konstantinos Papadakis, but after his concert it is doubtful they will ever forget it. As part of the International Piano Series of the... Read »

Where Does He Keep Finding Them?

By Peter Ingle
Where Does He Keep Finding Them?

SUPERB CELLIST EDWARD ARRON has been bringing top-flight musicians to Ashley Hall for several years now: to teach and perform for students during the day, then play an evening concert in the intimate Sottile-Thomson Recital Hall—which Mr. Arron calls... Read »

Ken Lam Sparks CSO in Superb Masterworks

By William Furtwangler
Ken Lam Sparks CSO in Superb Masterworks

THE FIFTH MASTERWORKS concert of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra comprised four sterling performances of top-notch classical music under the lively and exacting baton of Ken Lam, who is being considered for the post of music director of the orchestra.... Read »

Playwrights-in-Residence at Threshold

By Carol Furtwangler
Playwrights-in-Residence at Threshold

THE LOCALLY-BASED WRITING TEAM of Thomas & Judy Heath is not so local any more: How ya gonna keep ‘em down in the South after they’ve seen New York? Friday evening, Threshold Repertory Theatre was filled beyond capacity for... Read »

Di Wu Wows IPS Audience

By William Furtwangler
Di Wu Wows IPS Audience

PIANIST DI WU saves the day—again. The third presentation of the College of Charleston School of the Arts International Piano Series in the Sottile Theatre Tuesday, February 18, was an exciting and beautiful concert. Though scheduled to showcase Canadian... Read »

Peter Nero Jazzes the Sottile

By Carol Furtwangler
Peter Nero Jazzes the Sottile

THE BEATLES HAVE NOTHING ON PETER NERO. The legendary pianist appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 11 times, among many other achievements, honors and awards in a long and illustrious career. Nero created his magic for a good crowd... Read »

Roberto Plano Impresses at Sottile

By William Furtwangler
Roberto Plano Impresses at Sottile

THE CofC INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES continued in its successful choice of top caliber concert pianists Monday evening, January 20, in the Sottile Theatre. Italy’s Roberto Plano, with impressive credentials as an orchestral soloist, a recitalist, and a chamber music—not to... Read »

Teralyn Tanner is a Must See at Midtown

By Stan Gill
Teralyn Tanner is a Must See at Midtown

THE WORDS “ONE MAN SHOW” can strike fear in the heart of even the most avid of live-theatergoers. After all, if you’re not taken with the performer who walks onto the stage in the first few moments of the... Read »

Gould and Lewis Shine at South of Broadway

By Carol Furtwangler
Gould and Lewis Shine at South of Broadway

THE WORLD PREMIERE of an original theater piece took place Saturday evening at South of Broadway to a wildly enthusiastic full house, and for all the best reasons. “The Piano Man and the Diva” combined musical comedy, pop, and opera—yes,... Read »

Pianist Di Wu Surprises CSO Audience at Sottile

By William Furtwangler
Pianist Di Wu Surprises CSO Audience at Sottile

THE CHARLESTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S Third Masterworks concert for the 2013-14 season deserves a hearty bravo for programming, soloist, guest conductor, and orchestra. Thursday evening’s near capacity audience may have been more than a little off-put by the opening of... Read »


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