CSO concert aims to appeal to young people
What better way to foster an appreciation and understanding of a musical instrument than to have it played by a world-class musician?
It can be fun to listen to a cover band, but nothing can match the experience of being in the presence of the music's originators.
WHAT TURNED OUT to be a barn-burner concert of works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on Friday night began benignly with Gabriel Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80—a piece (or combination of pieces) with an unusual history of transmutations.
Friday was V-day.
If you've ever walked through a showhouse, chances are you have been fascinated by its finishes, bedazzled by its bedrooms and generally spellbound by the spectacle of it all.
On Thursday, March 7, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston County School District will present an event to commemorate a new education initiative titled Composition and Critique.
How can something so 18th century almost always sound so new and exciting?
On Friday, CSO string players offered two versions of the Four Seasons — Vivaldi’s famous set of concerti, played by violinist Herbert Greenberg, and Astor Piazzolla’s Buenos Aires version, played by Greenberg’s former student, CSO concertmaster Yuriy Bekker.
Talk about a twofer. The teacher-student pairing is but one of the noteworthy treats for which the audience is in store.