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September 2018

Bernstein and the American Experience

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring the Carolina Master Chorale and the Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir The LBS presents a centennial celebration of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the most influential American composer of the 20th century. The program features favorite Bernstein compositions from musical theater—Candide Overture, Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story—as well as his most popular sacred work, Chichester Psalms (featuring the Carolina Master Chorale and the Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir). Other highlights…

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November 2018

The Awakening of German Romanticism

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring violinist Benjamin Baker German Romantic composers drew their inspiration from Beethoven’s dramatic intensity and innovations beyond the norms of the Classical style, as well as from a burgeoning wave of nationalism. They developed a highly personal, emotional aesthetic while still adhering to the framework of traditional Classical forms. Experience one of the most iconic harbingers of this new style in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; a perfect balance of old and new in Felix Mendelssohn’s renowned Violin Concerto…

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January 2019

That Fabulous French Flair

January 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring soprano Adrienne Danrich French music has a certain je ne sais quoi, an intriguing blend of elegance, emotion and pageantry that characterizes the national style. Revel in a program of beloved French symphonic classics, from the energetic Romanticism of Hector Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture to the evocative tone-painting of La Mer (The Sea) by Impressionist composer Claude Debussy; the fluid sensuality of Maurice Ravel’s Scheherazade (featuring soprano Adrienne Danrich); the orchestral wizardry of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas; and…

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March 2019

Russian Masterpieces

March 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring pianist Mackenzie Melemed The distinctive Russian musical voice, with its rich orchestral shadings and melodic intensity, has created some of the most significant and beloved pieces in the symphonic repertoire. Come experience this passion in key works by Russian masters: Alexander Borodin’s vibrant and tuneful Overture to his opera, Prince Igor; Ukrainian folk-song-inspired Symphony No. 2 (“Little Russian”) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Sergei Rachmaninoff’s driving and ardent Variations on a Theme of Paganini (featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Mackenzie Melemed); and…

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