Tuning Up: Almost literally

Good morning! 

“Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order…

We like wordplay at The Hub.

You’ve probably noticed. We started this “Tuning Up” thing and make periodic posts like the intro copy says, but until today we’ve never really taken it in a literal sense. Well, because we lack an instrument at the moment, we’re still not, but this is as close as it comes: an all-orchestra “Tuning Up.”

Feel free to applaud between movements.

  • Ahead of its 2023/2024 season, the Rock Hill Symphony announced nearly $120,000 in multi-year grants and gifts. (Some of that comes via that really cool SCAC.) A portion will fund an even cooler initiative. The orchestra offers a Free Family Education Concert Series. This year’s theme is “Adventures in Classical Music,” and it is offered to families from York and surrounding counties starting Sunday, Oct. 29 at Sullivan Middle School Auditorium (1825 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill).
  • Columbia’s professional orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, welcomed new staff this month: Rebecca Faith Warthen as its first  development associate (a posting you might remember reading about on The Hub) and bassoonist and composer Reed Hanna joins as interim director of the youth orchestras program and conductor of its Symphonic Orchestra. Though principal bassoon with the Augusta Symphony, Hanna has played with the S.C. Philharmonic among others in the region.

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