Tag Archives: Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Magnetic South Music: Bártôk, Higdon & Koumendakis

Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), will present its fall concert, Bártôk, Higdon & Koumendakis, conducted by CSO Music Director Ken Lam. Bártôk’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, an iconic early 20th century repertoire staple, will be performed by guest pianists Beata Moon and Matthieu Cognet, […]

Collaborative Music Series to Present Concert of 21st Century Composers

Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the College of Charleston Department of Music, will present its second contemporary classical music concert to Charleston audiences during the 2016-2017 season. The spring concert, “Ambiguous Symmetries,” is an evening of music from 21st century composers and includes Festino Notturno by Mario Davidovsky, As We Do, an […]

Magnetic South: The Finnish Line

Magnetic South, a collaborative project between the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the College of Charleston Department of Music, continues to present contemporary classical music to Charleston audiences during the 2016-2017 season. The fall concert, “The Finnish Line,” is an evening of music from Finnish composers. College of Charleston faculty member Yiorgos Vassilandonakis and CSO […]

Magnetic South: Contemporary Classical Works

On Friday, March 27, 2015 the Magnetic South series, which commissions and presents new works along with contemporary masterworks, will present the program, Coast to Coast. Co-founded by Edward Hart, Yiorgos Vassilandonakis and Yuriy Bekker, Magnetic South is a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Under […]

Contemporary Classical Music With a Carolina Connection

***UPDATED NEWS: Contemporary music with ties to South Carolina has received support from the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) through the One-Time Grant Awards program. “The Carolina Connection II,” the second and final event of this season’s Magnetic South concert series, is the recipient of the award, which will help offset visiting composers’ expenses and the purchase […]

Bookends: Chamber Symphony Then & Now

Magnetic South – an innovative partnership between the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Composition area of the College of Charleston (CofC) Music Department – presents Bookends: Chamber Symphony Then & Now. The second concert in the series this season takes place on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8:00pm at the Simons Center Recital Hall, […]

Composition by Music Professor Edward Hart to be Played on 1686 Stradivarius Violin

College of Charleston music professor Edward Hart will have a once-in-a-lifetime moment this Saturday (February 11, 2012), when his composition is played on a rare $4 million-dollar Stradivarius violin. Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker will play Hart’s Under an Indigo Sky at 7:30 p.m. at the Gaillard Auditorium (77 Calhoun St.). “It is a privilege […]

Magnetic South: Contemporary Music in the Lowcountry

Magnetic South is an innovative partnership between the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Composition area of the College of Charleston Music Department. It combines the resources of the two institutions to present contemporary classical music in Charleston in an informative context. The series launches on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 with a concert titled Dances […]