Laurel Posey

CMA Chamber Music on Main

Monday, November 1 | Galleries open at 6 p.m. | Concert at 7 p.m. For the triumphant return of CMA Chamber Music on Main, Artistic Director Andrew Armstrong welcomes back one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage, James Ehnes. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favorite guest at the world’s most celebrated concert halls. Throughout the night the duo will grace us with the instrumental beauty of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. $42 for nonmembers / $35 for members / $5 for students

Laurel Posey

Black Pearl Sings!

Presented by Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street. In parched, depression era Texas, two women from vastly different backgrounds discover common ground and conflict through song. A search for lost African-American folk music leads Susannah, an ambitious "song collector" for the Library of Congress, to Pearl, a woman with a soulful voice and a steely spirit. Featuring a cappella renditions of many beloved American folk songs and spirituals, like "This Little Light of Mine," "Troubles So Hard," "Kum Ba Yah," and "Pay Me My Money Down." Mar. 9, Mar. 11-12, Mar. 17-19, Mar. 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and Mar. 13, 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. $36-$70 for Adults, $34-$70 for Seniors (60+), and $32-$70 for Students (Ages 3-25) and Active Military.

Laurel Posey

Kronos Quartet Performs at Coastal Carolina University

The globally acclaimed and influential classical string quartet, based in San Francisco, features David Harrington and John Sherba on violin, Hank Dutt on viola, and Sunny Yang on cello. The ensemble takes a creative, exploratory approach to the classical genre, continually reimagining the string quartet experience. Kronos has been performing with a rotating membership of musicians since 1973. The group has released more than 60 recordings and commissioned more than 1,000 works and arrangements for string quartet. Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. Tickets online.

Laurel Posey

Boz Scaggs Out of The Blues Tour 2021

It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll. While attending school in Dallas, he played in local combos. After several years as a journeyman musician around Madison, WI and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time traveling in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, eventually settling in Stockholm where he recorded the album Boz.

Laurel Posey

Home Free: “Dive Bar Saints” World Tour

"Dive Bar Saints" is the title track in Home Free’s upcoming album release, out this summer. The band’s rich Southern harmonies from their four vocalists - Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance - and beatboxer Adam Rupp are coming to town this spring. With praise rolling in wide ranges from the likes of Rolling Stone, Country Living, Perez Hilton, FOX & Friends, and AXS.com, the extraordinary showmen electrify crowds with a one-of-a-kind live show, mixing Nashville standards, soaring originals, and quick witted-humor that brings audiences to their feet with energy and laughter. Their fifth studio album, Dive Bar Saints, is expected on July 26, 2022 under Home Free Records.

Laurel Posey

Pan Harmonia: Flute and Piano

Pan Harmonia Season 22 - Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m., Kate Steinbeck, flute and John Crawley, piano, perform the music of Phillippe Gaubert, Florence Price and more, at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville County. Pan Harmonia offers donation-based community concerts, pay-as-you-can. Due to COVID restrictions, seating is limited and must be reserved. Those planning to attend are expected to be fully vaccinated for the safety of our community. Masks are required.

Laurel Posey

Symphony Tour of Homes on Kiawah Island and Concert

The 2021 Symphony Tour of Homes on Kiawah Island, now in its 24th year, will be held on Saturday, November 13. The self-guided tour will showcase a variety of beautifully decorated homes, reflecting the varied interests and lifestyles of their owners. Music will be played by symphony musicians and talented music students in the homes. A variety of home architecture and designer styles will be included. And, while on the tour, guests will have an opportunity to shop for unique , design-inspired and one-of-a kind items from the CSOL’s exclusive SCORE collection. The tour will be followed at 5 p.m. by a free concert presented by the Charleston Symphony.

Laurel Posey

UofSC Symphony Orchestra – Trailblazers: Tina Milhorn Stallard, Soprano

The University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra presents its second Trailblazers concert, featuring Tina Milhorn Stallard, soprano, at the Koger Center for the Arts. Beethoven's fourth symphony is a lighthearted masterpiece full of mischievous twists and turns. Both it and Rossini's famous comedic overture from The Barber of Seville are wild rides for audience and orchestra alike. Soprano Tina Stallard is featured in George Walker's Lilacs for soprano and orchestra, the first piece by an African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Composed in 1995, the piece is based on Walt Whitman's elegy for Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Doorward Bloom'd." Tickets: USC Students - free with student ID; General public - $30; senior citizen/USC faculty and staff - $25; Children under 18 and non-USC students with ID - $5.

  • Online at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/USCK/#/events or kogercenterforthearts.com
  • Call 803-251-2222
  • Koger Box Office, corner of Greene and Park Streets (M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Laurel Posey

Koger Center Jazz: Brubeck/Parker 101 – Mark Rapp Group

A Celebration of 101 years of Dave Brubeck & Charlie Parker The Koger Center for the Arts is proud to bring back a season of Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz and welcomes you to take part in this unique series! Created as a partnership between the Koger Center for the Arts and the ColaJazz Foundation, Koger Center Jazz will consist of concerts held in the dynamic, open expanse of the Koger Center lobby curated to embody a specific style and era of jazz music. New this season will be the addition of the Behind the Curtain performances which will take place with the audience and the performers together on the Koger Center for the Arts stage. Thirty minutes before start time, the concerts will kick off with an optional dynamic discussion between the artist and the audience.

Laurel Posey

SC Philharmonic: Mozart Symphony No. 40

The SC Philharmonic returns to the Koger Center with Mozart Symphony No. 40. Featured soloists are Gilles Vonsattel (piano), James Ackley (trumpet), Eve Tang and Scott Garrett (violas). Enjoy Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 in c minor, op. 35, and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550.