Colour of Music 13

Two Promising Vocalists at “Colour of Music”

Sunday, November 3, 2013
by Peter Ingle
Two Promising Vocalists at “Colour of Music”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER been inside St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Warren Street, you owe yourself a visit. The unobtrusive wooden building at the corner of Thomas Street boasts a gorgeous dark-paneled interior that may house the most extensive collection of stained-glass windows in Charleston. St. Mark’s was just one of many venues for... Read »

The Inimitable Sakura Myers

Saturday, November 2, 2013
by Peter Ingle
The Inimitable Sakura Myers

PIANIST SAKURA MYERS—on this occasion wearing a strapless, canary-yellow gown—makes a striking impression when she comes on stage. But it is when she starts playing that you really start paying attention. At the Colour of Music Festival “Ebony and Ivory Piano Recital Series” last Saturday, she played the piano as though it is her... Read »

A Chamber Music Highlight at “Colour of Music”

Friday, November 1, 2013
by Peter Ingle
A Chamber Music Highlight at “Colour of Music”

HOW OFTEN do you get the chance to hear two full quartets at one concert? Eight musicians at the top of their game, eager for some music making? Last Saturday at the Colour of Music Festival “Chamber Matinee Recital Series,” the first foursome to take the Dock Street Theatre stage were violinists Jessica McJunkins... Read »

Nathan Gumbs Makes the Organ Look Easy

Thursday, October 31, 2013
by Peter Ingle
Nathan Gumbs Makes the Organ Look Easy

AS PART OF the Colour of Music Festival “High Noon Organ Recital Series,” Nathan Gumbs performed last Saturday at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church on Glebe Street where he displayed a technique of polished precision. The most recognizable works on the program were by J.S. Bach (1685–1750)  and Max Reger (1873–1916) — two prolific... Read »

“Colour of Music” Embodies the Essence of the Arts

Monday, October 28, 2013
by Peter Ingle
“Colour of Music” Embodies the Essence of the Arts

The inaugural COLOUR OF MUSIC FESTIVAL was quietly spectacular. More than 100 musicians and 80 works were efficiently compressed into five days of organ recitals, chamber music matinées, piano solos, vocal concerts, and symphonic works at venues across the peninsula. The caliber of conductors, musicians, and singers who came from around the country and globe to participate was impressive, not... Read »

80 Classical Works in 5 Days

Friday, October 18, 2013
by ChasToday
80 Classical Works in 5 Days

IT’S ANOTHER FIRST FOR CHARLESTON. And it promises to be special, not just as a musical experience, but as an education—and perhaps as a sign of bigger things to come. In its inaugural event, THE COLOUR OF MUSIC FESTIVAL will perform at an array of venues on the peninsula for five days, from October... Read »

ARTISTS will always be born, but whether there will also be art depends to no small extent on ourselves, their public. By our indifference or our interest, by our prejudice or our understanding, we may yet decide the issue.
~ E. H. Gombrich


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