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LOOPS AND LAYERS!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 2 pm AND 2:30 pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Musician and composer Lee Barbour will celebrate the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Family Day with a concert inspired by the exhibition, Rory McEwen: A New Perspective on Nature. The guitarist will loop his own live playing, investigating the way that both music and painting take shape through layering and through the rhythm of sound and silence.

Lee Barbour guitar

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DIALOGUES: INDEPENDENT AND INTERTWINED
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 AT 7pm

The Space

2147 Heriot St #F, Charleston, SC 29403

Claire Marie Solomon cello

Mary Reed bass

The cello and the double bass speak as singular but intertwined voices, conversing and telling a story. While showcasing the players' virtuosity, each piece on this program expresses the complexity and mystery of communication—between voices and tones, between composer and subject, between composer and nature, and even between the subject and the subject’s own consciousness. 

 

Giaocchino Rossini

Duetto for Cello and Bass in D Major

Johann Pachelbel

Canon in D major

Edgar Meyer

Canon for Bass and Mandolin

Libby Larsen

Up, Where the Air Gets Thin

Johann Sebastian Bach

Invention No. 4

Cantata No. 2 - Where can a poor man find help?

Cantata No. 8 - Be Comforted

Cantata No. 24 - Listen and Understand

John Cage

In a Landscape

Benjamin Britten

"Cuckoo" from Friday Afternoons, Op. 7

REBEL WITH A CAUSE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
SUNDAY, MAY 19 AT 3pm

Cannon Street Arts Center

134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Alva Anderson voice

Abdiel Iriarte piano

Frank Duvall bass

David Patterson drums

Hailed as “the High Priestess of Soul,” Nina Simone’s playing and singing brought together a broad range of musical styles from baroque counterpoint to jazz and the blues. A virtuoso musician with a purpose, Simone referred to herself as “a rebel with a cause,” and gave voice to the Civil Rights movement through music. Follow along as we trace her story from the hills of North Carolina to the countryside of France, exploring the power of music as a vehicle for change.

Feelin' Good

I'll Be Your Woman, You Be My Man

Someone Like You

My Baby Just Cares for Me

Four Women

Wild is the Wind

Sugar in My Bowl

. . . and more!

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FLOW: CYCLES IN MUSIC, WATER, AND NATURE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401

 

Lydia Chernicoff violin

Jessica Tong violin

Dan Urbanowicz viola

Danielle Cho cello

Cycles create rhythm in our lives. Days, months and years are marked by darkness that gives way to light, tides that rise and fall, and rituals that mark the changing seasons. Libby Larsen’s String Quartet No. 4 (Emergence) follows the cycle of water in its many phases and inspires us to care for the planet we call home. Debussy’s colorful and sumptuous string quartet illustrates the cyclical nature of music—themes emerge and return throughout the work, weaving an intricate story that satisfies both ear and mind.

Libby Larsen

String Quartet No. 4 (Emergence)

Claude Debussy

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

DEEP LISTENING / SLOW LOOKING
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

The Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Lydia Chernicoff violin

Ronaldo Rolim piano

Hear for yourself how a little information and some deep attention bring “hidden” aspects of a piece to the surface and increase the pleasure of looking and listening.

Aaron Copland

Sonata for Violin and Piano

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