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September 2016

Endless Love

September 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Featuring the Carolina Master Chorale Popular symphonic classics expressing the eternal power of love.

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January 2017

Nationalistic Fervor

January 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Featuring Yoojin Jang, Violin Iconic music examples of nationalism, from independent musical styles to bold political statements!  

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March 2017

From Classic to Modern

March 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Featuring Ken Olsen, Cello An exploration of the Classical tradition of Mozart and Beethoven, and its enduring influence into the 20th century.

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April 2017

A Gershwin Celebration

April 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  Featuring Philip Powell, Piano A concert dedicated to the music of this great American icon, the creator of "Symphonic Jazz."

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September 2017

Carmina Burana

September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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To open our 30th anniversary season, experience one of the most familiar and powerful vocal/orchestral masterpieces of all time. German composer and educator Carl Orff created a compelling musical setting of verses from the Carmina Burana, a collection of bawdy, irreverent Medieval-era texts discovered in a Bavarian monastery in 1803. In addition, the opening concert of the LBS’s “Year of the Symphony” features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sparkling Symphony No. 31 (“Paris”), written for the composer’s symphonic debut with the French…

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November 2017

Masterpieces from Eastern Europe

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States

Explore the rich musical heritage and distinctive character of Eastern European cultures that fought hard to establish their unique voices against the Western European mainstream of the late 1800s. Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski develops vibrant orchestral settings of native folk songs in Mala (“Little”) Suite, while George Enescu creates a tour-de-force of Romanian/Gypsy folk styles in Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. Czech composer Antonin Dvorák infuses his cheerful Symphony No. 8 with a variety of Bohemian melodies, and Hungarian Béla Bartók…

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January 2018

The Three B’s

January 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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Featuring violinist, In Mo Yang The three titans of classical music – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms – form the backbone of the great German musical tradition and indeed the basis for art music throughout the world. Revel in the Baroque fanfare and invention of the Overture to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, the energy and programmatic beauty of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastorale”), and the sublime melodic richness of Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto.

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April 2018

Variations on a Theme

April 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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Featuring cellist, Sang-Eun Lee Get inside the fine art of musical composition in this concert of popular symphonic masterpieces based on variations from a single melodic idea. From the tongue-in-cheek Variations on “America” by the great American iconoclast Charles Ives to Johannes Brahms’ artful and charming Variations on a Theme of Haydn and Edward Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations, you’ll be able to follow the composer’s craft as the music unfolds! Plus, renowned young cellist Sang-Eun Lee performs Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s…

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November 2018

Bernstein and the American Experience

November 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
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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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January 2019

That Fabulous French Flair

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
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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

The Awakening of German Romanticism

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
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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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Russian Masterpieces

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
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Featuring pianist Kwan Yi 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 pianist Kwan Yi); and the colorful…

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