Chamber Music Charleston is pleased to return to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival for two distinctive programs of music. The first celebrates music by women composers of the Baroque Era and the second highlights the American sounds that have been weaved into music for string quartet by Antonin Dvorak, Florence Price, HT Burleigh, and William Grant Still. Each program takes place in the historic ballroom of South Carolina Society Hall and begins with a light reception in the antechamber. Each concert is approximately 55 minutes in length and tickets are $5 for students, $25 for general admission, available online at chambermusiccharleston.org and citypapertickets.com. The first program is titled Forgotten Voices: Celebrating Women Composers of the Baroque and Early Classical Era. The world has celebrated the music of composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi for centuries, but what about the female composers who were writing equally glorious music during the Baroque and early Classical era? In 1756 Anna Bon, “virtuosa di musica di camera,” penned extraordinary flute sonatas for her employer, the illustrious Margrave of Brandenburg and his music-loving wife. And then there is Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar and composer who played harpsichord, flute, and violin. Chamber Music Charleston curates a special program of music that explores the compositions of these lesser-known composers, performed alongside their male contemporaries. Performing musicians include flutist Regina Helcher Yost, oboist Kelly Moziek, bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs, and harpsichordist Julia Harlow. The second program is titled Capturing the American Spirit – music of Dvorak, Price, Burleigh, and Still. The story begins with a young singer named Harry Thacker Burleigh, who was working as a custodian at the National Conservatory in New York City during the 1890s to fulfill the requirements of his scholarship. One evening, Antonín Dvořák, the newly appointed director, overheard Burleigh’s deep baritone voice singing the spirituals that his grandfather had taught him. This chance encounter marked the beginning of a remarkable friendship and Dvořák’s introduction to the world of African-American spirituals. Chamber Music Charleston’s program brings together the music of Burleigh and Dvorak, alongside those of other important but long-neglected composers such as Florence Price and William Grant Still. Through their music, the program paints a vivid portrait of a distinctive, yet classically-informed, American sound that is rooted in the country’s diverse cultural heritage. Performing musicians include violinists Frances Hsieh and Jenny Weiss, violist Ben Weiss, and cellist Tim O’Malley. Tickets: $25 Adult; $5 Student Tickets available online at chambermusiccharleston.org and citypapertickets.com. Forgotten Voices: Celebrating Women Composers of the Baroque Era through Music For Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, and Harpsichord. May 31, 2023 at 6 pm PROGRAM selections from: Anna Amalia Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, and Harpsichord Anna Bon Sonata No. 4 in D Major for Flute, Bassoon, and Harpsichord Princess Anna Amalia Antonio Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in a minor, RV 398 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Harpsichord Capturing the American Spirit – Music For String Quartet of Dvorak, Price, Burleigh, and Still June 7, 2023 at 6 pm PROGRAM selections from Antonin Dvořák String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American” H.T. Burleigh Southland Sketches for String Quartet Florence Price String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor William Grant Still Lyric Quartet
The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) a women’s leadership organization devoted to training the next generation of female leaders, will present “The Power of Women in Leadership: Who Will You Impact?” in partnership with Pinckney Carter Company on Monday, September 25, at Davies Auditorium. This two-hour panel, moderated by local TV personality Carolyn Murray, will feature community members sharing their successes and roadblocks to becoming local leaders. The event is free and open to the public. “We invite our entire community to join us for an inspiring discussion about how all of us can make an impact here in Charleston,” states Amy Jenkins, Executive Director of the JLC. This panel event, one of many celebrations taking place as the JLC celebrates its centennial year, will feature a conversation centered on how to make an impact as a leader in the community. The Honorable Stephanie McDonald; The Honorable Tamara Curry; Tracey Blanchard, Co-Founder & Owner of Village Gourmet Specialties aka Big T Coastal Provisions; and Stephanie Tillerson, AICP and Town Administrator Kiawah Island will share their insight into the vital role strong women leaders can play in the hour-and-a-half panel discussion. There will be a social/networking event starting at 5:30 pm for attendees to network prior to the panel at 6:30 pm.
Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center - College of Charleston
Women's & Gender Studies will be hosting a week-long series – Land, Body, History: vectors of knowledge from global Black feminist perspectives. There are three events that are also open to the public: Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art Tuesday, September 26, 2023 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center The Septima Clark Auditorium (Room 118) 25 St. Philip St. Charleston, SC 29401 Event Description: Panel discussion on Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art. WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.) in conversation with Kameelah Martin, Robert Sabb, and Cady Walker '23. Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico. This event will be recorded live for WGS podcast, What IFF? West African Foodways: Talk & Taste Wednesday, September 27, 2023 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM Trident Technical College Palmer Campus Culinary Amphitheater 66 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 Event Description: Discussion, cooking demo, and sampling with Chef Binta N'Daw Young (Bintü Atelier), John Cropper (History, African Studies), and WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.). Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico.
Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Michael Harriot Mon., Sept. 25, 6:30 pm as he discusses Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America (Morrow., 432 pp., $32.50). About the book: In Black AF History, Harriot removes the white sugar coating from the American story, placing Black people squarely at the center. Harriot speaks hilarious truth to oppressive power, subverting conventional historical narratives with little-known stories about the experiences of Black Americans, from the African Americans who arrived before 1619 to the un-conquerable bandit who inspired America’s first police force. With chapters on “The Church Fight That Started Slavery,” “Construction,” and “The Race War III: The Conspiracy Theory That Was True,” Black AF History tells the stories of influential Black Americans with the comedic energy of Richard Pryor and the critical eye of Howard Zinn, revealing the rebellions and revolts standard American “history” doesn’t want you to know about. About the author: Michael Harriot is a columnist at theGrio.com where he covers the intersection of race, politics, and culture. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC, BET, and on his mother’s refrigerator. He is a political commentator on MSNBC and CNN and has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for commentary, digital commentary, and TV news writing. His college course “Race: An Economic Construct” was adapted by university economics departments across the country as a model for teaching the combination of history, economics, politics, and class structures.
Jammin' for Jenn - A benefit for Jennifer Drummond Weigh Station Duo Sounds of Blackfox Capt Geech + The Shrimp Shack Shooters Paul Marhofer as Long Haul Paul Monday 9.25.23 Charleston Pour House Deck Stage 5pm doors /6pm show *Jack of Cups Container Kitchen Takeover *Silent Auction *Drink Specials Tickets = gofund me: https://gofund.me/e15061d7 $10 suggested minimum donation @ the door
Join Young Jewish Charleston for our annual Break the Fast event. Charleston Jewish Federation will provide kosher-style breakfast food from Baguette Magic, and Kosher meals if requested by September 13. If you have special dietary restrictions please contact Erin Boynton and we will do our best to accommodate you. Young Jewish Charleston provides adults in their 20s and 30s opportunities to gather together for social, professional, religious, and volunteer events. Whether you are an established Charlestonian or have just moved to town, YJC embraces all young Jewish adults to connect, thus cultivating a close sense of fellowship and enhancing the inherently familial nature of the Jewish community. Young Jewish Charleston accepts and appreciates the involvement of interfaith and intercultural couples, maintaining a firm ideology of inclusion amongst Charleston’s Jewish population.
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