THE POLAR EXPRESS – A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Along with the Lowcountry’s favorite holiday traditional music, the the concert also includes a rendition of The Polar Express, the classic children’s story by Chris Van Allsburg set to the original music from the 2004 Motion Picture. A charming and moving masterpiece of words, images and music.

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CHOPIN AND SIBELIUS: TWO NATIONALISTS

Sibelius Sesquicentennial Celebration – 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish composer.   Christopher Wilkins became Music Director of the Akron Symphony in the fall of 2006. Since then the orchestra’s programming has reflected his strong interest in community-oriented projects.  During his tenure he has

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CHOPIN AND SIBELIUS: TWO NATIONALISTS

Sibelius Sesquicentennial Celebration – 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish composer.   Christopher Wilkins became Music Director of the Akron Symphony in the fall of 2006. Since then the orchestra’s programming has reflected his strong interest in community-oriented projects.  During his tenure he has

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PROKOFIEV AND HAYDN: SPARKLING CLASSICS

The Classical tradition morphs and endures.   Terry Moore has served as Concertmaster of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1999 and from 2004 to the present. During 2011 – 2012 Terry was on the HHSO Search Committee for a new conductor and was appointed as the Artistic

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PROKOFIEV AND HAYDN: SPARKLING CLASSICS

The Classical tradition morphs and endures.   Terry Moore has served as Concertmaster of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1999 and from 2004 to the present. During 2011 – 2012 Terry was on the HHSO Search Committee for a new conductor and was appointed as the Artistic

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MENDELSSOHN AND VERDI: DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

“True love never did run smooth.” Shakespeare     Kisma Jordan was one of nine recipients of the 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowship in Music. The professional Fellowships, funded by The Kresge Foundation and each consisting of a $25,000 prize and professional practice opportunities, are awarded annually to metropolitan Detroit artists

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MENDELSSOHN AND VERDI: DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

“True love never did run smooth.” Shakespeare     Kisma Jordan was one of nine recipients of the 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowship in Music. The professional Fellowships, funded by The Kresge Foundation and each consisting of a $25,000 prize and professional practice opportunities, are awarded annually to metropolitan Detroit artists

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GUITAR HEROES

Cincinnati Pops guitarist and arranger, Tim Berens and Craig Wagner perform Gershwin’s classic Rhapsody in Blue in a wild and virtuosic version for two guitars and orchestra, along with brilliantly scored jazz standards by Ellington, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock.   Tim Berens is a guitarist, an orchestrator, and a

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