Chas Concert Assoc

Pepe Romero Quartet & The Munich Symphony

Sunday, November 15, 2015
by Peter Ingle
Pepe Romero Quartet & The Munich Symphony

THE POLISHED ELEGANCE of the Munich Symphony Orchestra was apparent from the start of Saturday night’s concert in the Gaillard Center. Mainly because they were not there. Unlike most orchestral performances, the orchestra was not on stage as patrons entered the hall and took their seats. There was none of the usual warming up.... Read »

A Magical Evening of Tango

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
by Peter Ingle
A Magical Evening of Tango

TANGO BUENOS AIRES brought its magic and magnetism to the Sottile Theatre on Monday night in one of the city’s finest displays of artistry this year. It was the fourth out of five events in the Charleston Concert Association’s 2014-2015 season, and it was a huge success. The show, entitled “the Song of Eva Perón,”... Read »

Peter Nero Jazzes the Sottile

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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 braving the cold Tuesday night at the Sottile Theatre in the third of the Charleston... Read »

Nathan Gunn Charms the Sottile

Thursday, November 7, 2013
by Peter Ingle
Nathan Gunn Charms the Sottile

BARITONE NATHAN GUNN has the rare ability to put an audience at ease right away. For the second event in the Charleston Concert Association’s 2013–14 season, Mr. Gunn performed a wide selection of works by American composers. Accompanied by his wife, pianist Julie Gunn, he charmed and delighted the Sottile Theatre crowd with 25... Read »

The Impeccable Shanghai Ballet

Thursday, October 24, 2013
by Eliza Ingle
The Impeccable Shanghai Ballet

THE CHARLESTON CONCERT ASSOCIATION opened its season with The Shanghai Ballet’s full scale production of the classic, folk-styled The Butterfly Lovers to a full house at the Sottile Theatre. The performance by the 33-year-old company was as much a display of perfect craftsmanship as any Chinese art form. The vibrant and intricate costumes, the... Read »

Warsaw Philharmonic Wows at Sottile

Monday, November 5, 2012
by William Furtwangler
Warsaw Philharmonic Wows at Sottile

IT WAS A GRAND CONCERT. The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, under the auspices of the Charleston Concert Association, presented a bang-up program of classics in the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre Saturday night. Under the deft baton of the orchestra’s managing and artistic director, Antoni Wit, the orchestra presented music by Lutoslawski, Chopin and Dvorak... Read »

The Bedazzling Boston Brass

Friday, December 16, 2011
by William Furtwangler
The Bedazzling Boston Brass

HELPING to bring in the Christmas season, the Charleston Concert Association presented Tuesday evening December 12 the Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band in a rollicking concert “Christmas Bells Are Swingin’!” to an enthusiastic audience at Gaillard Auditorium. The Boston Brass is made up of five players from all over the map.... Read »

Audra McDonald’s Sweet Soprano

Sunday, November 13, 2011
by Carol Furtwangler
Audra McDonald’s Sweet Soprano

FROM THE MOMENT the first three notes resounded in Gaillard Auditorium Thursday night, we knew: Now, this is a voice! It belonged to Audra McDonald, the sensational star of the second presentation in the Charleston Concert Association’s six-event 75th season. Not only can this beautiful lady sing, she has won accolades for her work... Read »

The Kings of Singers

Thursday, March 17, 2011
by Carol Furtwangler
The Kings of Singers

ALL BY THEMSELVES, The King’s Singers provided a large measure of diversity in their  Tuesday evening concert at Gaillard Auditorium for the Charleston Concert Association’s season finale. Their reputation, from over 100 albums to their TV appearances, must have preceded them, as the hall was as close to full as I have seen it... Read »

A Stunning Performance

Friday, February 4, 2011
by William Furtwangler
A Stunning Performance

ON WEDNESDAY, February 2, The Charleston Concert Association (CCA) presented a stunning performance by the German State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate in Gaillard Auditorium. Philippe Entremont conducted a magnificent German-Austrian program which offered three works that, to my knowledge, have never been performed in Charleston. Entremont, who brought the Vienna Chamber Orchestra to Gaillard... Read »

Pure Messengers of Song

Friday, December 3, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Pure Messengers of Song

WHEN YOU THINK OF the Vienna Boys Choir, you usually think of their young age, high voices, cute uniforms, and rich tradition. Going to see them is a cultural must simply because of their world renown. But this time there was something else that stood out: their purity as performers and the intrinsic nature... Read »

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