JAZZ SERIES: Quentin E. Baxter Presents…

Grammy-nominated musician/producer and world-renowned drummer Quentin E. Baxter presents an amazing three-concert series, designed to inspire the students at the College of Charleston, initiate jazz outreach to all students throughout the Lowcountry, and increase community interest and support of the College’s jazz program. The first concert highlights the RANDY NAPOLEON TRIO on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, featuring sensational […]

IN THE MIX: Connecting Students to Leaders in the Music Industry

Presented by the Arts Management Program in the College of Charleston School of the Arts, “In the Mix: Music Industry Exchanges” returns this fall. The free, monthly series connects musicians and College of Charleston students to industry leaders through discussions on different music industry topics. The event is moderated by Mark Bryan, Adjunct Professor of Arts Management and member […]

CofC Theatre: ‘Superior Donuts’ Explores Unlikely Friendship

The Department of Theatre and Dance will stage Superior Donuts, a humorous tale of an unlikely cross-racial and cross-generational friendship. Located in one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods, Arthur Przybyszewski’s donut shop has been a community hub for decades, and both the neglected storefront and its rundown owner are evidence to that. But when Franco, a young fast-talking […]

Poinsett Trio Kicks Off Charleston Music Fest Season

After having performed chamber music together for years with great success, pianist David Gross, violinist Deirdre Hutton and cellist Christopher Hutton founded the Poinsett Piano Trio, in 2008. This Greenville, S.C.-based ensemble will open the 2016-17 season of our Charleston Music Fest series. The trio will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat major, […]

Trio Carolina to Open ‘2nd Monday’ Concert Season

The 2nd Monday Series hosts monthly concerts featuring College of Charleston faculty and friends. Trio Carolina will open the series’ new season on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Members of the ensemble include Tacy Edwards, flute; Elizabeth Murphy, cello; and Lorna Barker, piano. The trio will perform a virtuosic and versatile program featuring works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Phillipe Gaubert and Sergei Rachmaninoff. […]

Paul Sánchez to Perform for and Lead CofC Piano Series

An expert in Spanish Music in addition to his classical training, accomplished American pianist Paul Sánchez is the newly appointed Director of the International Piano Series (IPS), as well as piano studies at the College of Charleston’s Department of Music. He will perform the opening concert for the 27th season of the International Piano Series, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, […]

Arts Abound | Fall 2016 Events Calendar

With events ranging from fully-staged, professional theatre productions to scholarly lectures on historic preservation/community planning, the College of Charleston School of the Arts offers numerous public arts experiences for well-seasoned patrons and curious novices alike. Throughout the academic year, the school presents a robust season of CofC Concerts, arts management sessions on navigating the music industry, theatre + dance […]

‘Breathe. A True Story’ Chronicles a Journey to Survive Beyond the Odds

At age 15, a young man – a boy – was told he was going to die before his high school graduation. Brennen just wanted to be normal. The problem: At eight-weeks-old, he was diagnosed with the fatal lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The only solution: He must undergo a double lung transplant, which took […]

Retelling of Shakespearean Favorite, With Elements of Physical Theatre + Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance will open its 2016-17 season with a unique interpretation of “Romeo and Juliet.” One of William Shakespeare’s best-known and most-loved works, “Romeo and Juliet” is the timeless story of two doomed lovers who come from two families embroiled in a bloody feud. Romeo and Juliet seek only to love each other, but […]

Piccolo Spoleto Stelle di Domani Theatre Series

A variety of entertaining performances that feature the Stars of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.      PLAY WHAT IS NOT THERE –The Department of Theatre and Dance will present this original play, the title of which comes from a famous Miles Davis quote. Originally premiering at the prestigious Guthrie Theater, […]