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Lydia Chernicoff violin

Jessica Tong violin

Dan Urbanowicz viola

Danielle Cho cello

Kari Kistler oboe

Saturday, January 21 at 3:00pm

Preview Concert. FREE.

Charleston County Public Library

Sunday, January 22 at 5:00pm

Principle Gallery Charleston

What happens when composers and poets inspire each other and the old is made new? We’ll take you on a journey from Ovid, through the Middle Ages, and into the 20th century in this program for string quartet and oboe, looking not for what's lost, but for what’s found in translation. 


Hildegard von Bingen

Three Antiphons

Benjamin Britten

Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, Op. 49

Joan Tower

Island Prelude

Samuel Barber

String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11

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Ronaldo Rolim piano

Xiaohui Yang piano


Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00pm

Preview Concert. FREE.

Medical University of South Carolina's Ashley River Tower Mezzanine

Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art

Lions, cardboard cats, and elephants, oh my! 


Four  hands on one piano bring the tales of Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, and a parade of fantastical animals to life, in connection with the Gibbes Museum’s exhibition, Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art.


Maurice Ravel

Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite)

Heitor Villa-Lobos

A Prole do Bebê No. 2: Os Bichinhos (The Little Animals)

Camille Saint-Saëns

Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals, arr. Lucien Garban)

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Caroline Leigh Halleck saxophone

Greg Hankins piano

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:00pm

Preview Concert. FREE.

Medical University of South Carolina's Ashley River Tower Mezzanine

Thursday, May 11 at 6:00pm

Meyer Vogl Gallery - Daniel Island

A bold ensemble of classical saxophone and piano blurs the boundaries between musical styles and genres. You’ll hear strains of folk music, jazz, gospel, pop, and minimalism in an evening of music by American, Turkish, and Italian composers. Join us on Daniel Island for something fresh, eclectic, surprising! 


John Fitz Rogers


Amy Beach

Romance, Op. 23

Fazil Say

Suite, Op. 55

Daniele di Bonaventura

Maria e il Mare (arr. Caroline Halleck and Greg Hankins)

Meyer Vogl Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Charleston’s bustling gallery district and historic French Quarter. Permanently featuring oil paintings by distinguished artists Laurie Meyer and Marissa Vogl, the gallery also exhibits works by a number of local and internationally recognized artists. 


A new second location on Daniel Island allows the gallery to bring more cultural events to the Charleston area. Their Culture Cake series connects their audience with local culture and inspiring discussions on art, music, history, fashion, food and wine. More information can be found at

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Maharajah Flamenco Trio

Silviu Ciulei guitar + voice

David Cobb bass

Ramin Yazdanpanah percussion + didgeridoo

Sunday, October 8 at 5:00 pm

Redux Contemporary Art Center

Music and well-being are intricately linked across physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions. This concert, featuring works by the Maharajah Flamenco Trio from their 2021 album, Felices Días, explores the complex experience of being — through the lens of Nuevo Flamenco. Traditional styles mesh with Classical and world music influences in an exciting exploration of what it means to be human. 


All music composed by Silviu Ciulei (except Asturias by Isaac Albéniz, arr. Silviu Ciulei).


Nueva Vida (Alegrias)

Vamos Destino (Rumba)

Mas y Mas (Bulerias)

Ma Gandesc (Reggae/Rumba)

Farruqueria (Farruca/Bulerias)

Asturias (Leyenda)

Dariya (Rumba)

Felices Días: Happy Days  is presented in conjunction with "Under the Radar 2023", an exhibition presented in collaboration between Charleston magazine, Redux Contemporary Art Center,  and Charleston Arts Festival.


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songs of freedom & transformation

Alva Anderson voice 

LaToya Reneá voice + percussion

March 30 at 3:30pm 

Preview Concert. FREE. 

Charleston County Public Library

Music has been a universal expression of protest and powerful agent of change. Here, it gives voice to the heroic figures portrayed by William H. Johnson in the exhibit, Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice. Listen for hidden messages in songs of the Underground Railroad, hear new songs of freedom and transformation, and lift your own voice in call and response. 


Bob Marley Redemption Song

Traditional Now Let Me Fly

Alva Anderson/LaToya Reneá

When I Rise/Freedom Calling

John Coltrane

Underground Railroad (lyrics by Alva Anderson and LaToya Reneá) 


Wade in the Water/Follow the Drinking Gourd

Alva Anderson

Take My Hand 

Marian Anderson, ca. 1945, by William H. Johnson (American, 1901-1972). Oil on paperboard, 35 5/8 x 28 7/8 inches. Image courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

This performance accompanies the exhibition Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice organized by the Smithsonian American with generous support from Art Bridges, Faye and Robert Davidson, and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation.

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two composers envision America 

Lydia Chernicoff violin

Jessica Tong violin

Dan Urbanowicz viola

Danielle Cho cello

July 6 at 3:30pm 

Preview Concert. FREE. 

Charleston County Public Library


July 7 at 6:00pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art


Hazy, Southern nights, foot-tapping fiddle tunes, and traditional folk songs bring William Eggleston’s ground-breaking photographs of rural America to life. We’ll investigate how the everyday becomes art, and how a contemporary Southerner and a romantic Czech composer translate the sights and sounds of America, in connection with the exhibition, Charleston Collects: William Eggleston Photography.


Jennifer Higdon

Southern Harmony 

Antonín Dvořák

American Quartet

Photo: Untitled (Boy in chair, Sumner, Mississippi), 1972. Dye transfer print, 1986, 20 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. © Eggleston Artistic Trust, courtesy of David Zwiner New York.




Lydia Chernicoff violin

Lenora Cox Leggatt violin

Kirsten Swanson viola

Ismar Gomes cello

August 21 at 6:00pm 

Principle Gallery Charleston 


The sounds of our modern world and those of centuries past flow together in this program of electroacoustic music. Steve Reich uses recorded speech to generate melody and rhythm in a string quartet that explores the wildly different journeys taken by train before, during, and after WWII. Mason Bates finds a funky groove that seamlessly blends the warmth of a live string quartet with prerecorded sounds and electronics.  


Steve Reich

Different Trains 

Mason Bates


Photo courtesy of JMBoatwright Photography.

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music and the Greek ideal


Trio Appassionata 

Lydia Chernicoff violin

Andrea Casarrubios cello

Ronaldo Rolim piano

October 26 at 6:00pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art


An early Beethoven piano trio embodies the Classical Greek ideals of beauty, clarity and balance (with plenty of light-hearted charm). Only Brahms could make a neo-classicist of himself by revisiting and reworking one of his earliest chamber pieces some thirty-five years later. While much of the trio and its main themes remain the same, Brahms brings a maturity and craftsmanship to the work that lifts every note to new heights. See the goddesses, musicians, and animals from the Gibbes exhibition, From Chaos to Order, leap to life in response. 


Trio in E flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1


Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Greek (Olympia?), Dancing Bull, Eighth century B.C., Bronze, The Sol Rabin Collection


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​Alva Anderson voice + viola

Duda Lucena voice + guitar

Three performances:

Friday, April 23 at 1:00 pm. FREE.

Charleston County Public Library

Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 pm. FREE.

Commonhouse Aleworks

Friday, May 7 Time TBD. FREE.

Online performance

“With its hushed intimacy, poetic lyrics, alluring melodies and mesmerizing rhythms, bossa nova music continues to cast a spell 60 years after it first came into the world. It possesses an ineffable quality that just seems to epitomize coolness, transcend time and transport the listener to another place.” — Charles Waring


Escape to Rio! You’ll hear the choro, samba rhythms, and jazz — and the sensual, flowing Bossa Nova tunes that bring it all together.

Dorival Caymmi 

Samba da Minha Terra

Ary Barroso 

Aquarela do Brasil

Duda Lucena 

Choro (lament)

Antônio Carlos Jobím 

A Felicidade

Girl from Ipanema

One Note Samba

Agua de Beber

No More Blue

Kenny Dorham 

Blue Bossa

Marcos Valle

Summer Samba

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Mary Reed bass

Dan Morris vibraphone

Two performances:

Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 pm. FREE.

Commonhouse Aleworks


Friday, June 18 at 1:00 pm. FREE.

Charleston County Public Library

Splash! In a program that explores the mysterious, changeable nature of water, you’ll hear new and familiar pieces arranged for a bass and vibraphone duo, just for this concert. Let the current take you downriver, listen to the rain, spy on the creatures that live beneath the sea. Float lazily through Charleston harbor, and we’ll sail you home with a tune you’re sure to recognize!

G. F. Handel

Water Music Suite No. 1: Air, Minuet, and Bourree

François Couperin

“L’anguille” (The Eel)

Frederic Chopin 

Prelude Op. 28, No. 15 "Raindrop"

Franz Liszt

Nuages Gris S. 199 (Grey Clouds)

Tōru Takemitsu 

Toward the Sea: II. Moby Dick

Claude Debussy 

Petite Suite, L. 65: I. En Bateau


Anchor Song

Jack Lawrence/CharlesTrenet 

Beyond the Sea (La Mer)



Music at the Crossroads of East and West 

Lydia Chernicoff violin

Ronaldo Rolim piano

Two performances:

Saturday, July 10 at 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 11 at 3:00 pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art

In a nexus of music, art, and poetry, these four composers exchange ideas and influences across cultures, mediums, eras, and geography. Rudolf Dittrich invokes Utagawa Hiroshige’s woodblock prints in his setting of Japanese folksongs for solo piano; Tōru Takemitsu takes his inspiration from poetry, creating a world of sound informed by the great impressionist composers; Somei Satoh finds a free, flowing lyricism that suspends time; Claude Debussy draws on traditional, modal scales to craft an evocative, sensual sonata that lives somewhere between East and West. 

Rudolf Dittrich 

Nippon Gakufu: Six Japanese Popular Songs Collected and Arranged for Pianoforte

Tōru Takemitsu 

Distance de Fée

Somei Satoh 


Claude Debussy 

Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano

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Lydia Chernicoff violin

Lenora Leggatt violin

Kirsten Swanson viola

Ismar Gomes cello


Three performances:​

Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 pm. FREE.

Principle Gallery Charleston


Friday, November 5 at 1:00 pm. FREE. 

Charleston County Public Library

Baxter-Patrick James Island Branch


Saturday, November 6 at 3:00 pm. FREE.

Munkle Brewing Co

Every listener hears something different in a piece of music, and the way we hear a piece changes over time. Blueprint shows us how composer Caroline Shaw hears Beethoven. Written hundreds of years after the quartet that inspired it, Shaw’s Blueprint explores both the modernity and the timeless essence of Beethoven’s music.


Come join us for both string quartets, and hear for yourself how one influences the way you hear the other. If you don’t know her work already, Caroline Shaw is a great discovery — and Ludwig van Beethoven may never sound the same.

Caroline Shaw


Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6

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Online concert


arx duo:

Garrett Arney percussion

Mari Yoshinaga percussion

Ian Gottlieb composer

Be the first to hear it! Q Concerts is pleased to present the premiere performance of Forever, My Grace, a new work by LA-based composer Ian Gottlieb, performed by arx duo. The premiere was originally broadcast online on November 22. It's available now for streaming here. A concert just for you! 


Based on an imaginary folk tale in which a king asks five philosophers to define the infinite, each movement offers a different conception of forever. Performed by percussion ensemble arx duo, Forever, My Grace introduces the listener to new worlds of sound, by turns calming and invigorating. 



Outdoor concert

Lydia Chernicoff violin

Kari Kistler oboe

Live music outside at Munkle Brewing Co., including music by Bach, Telemann, Handel, and Mozart, and even an old drinking song or two!

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Online concert

in collaboration with the Charleston County Public Library


Lydia Chernicoff violin

Pamela Hentges violin

Sadie Nichols viola

Natalia Khoma cello

In a program that celebrates two groundbreaking women composers, you’ll hear Italy’s Maddalena Casulana’s mysterious Five Madrigals — songs she wrote in the 16th century, arranged for string quartet, and, from four centuries later, African American composer Florence Price’s Five Folksongs in Counterpoint, based on American songs and spirituals including Oh My Darlin’ Clementine, Shortnin’ Bread, and Swing Low Sweet Chariot.

Maddalena Casulana: Five Madrigals

Florence Price: Five Folksongs in  Counterpoint

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Online concert

in collaboration with the Charleston County Public Library



Lydia Chernicoff violin

Pamela Hentges violin

Music tells a tale! Selected from Béla Bartók’s 44 Duets for Two Violins, this set of twenty-five pieces, each based on a peasant folk melody, is a series of miniatures: a mosquito dance, a wedding song, a march, a lullaby.

We’ve arranged the pieces to tell an overarching tale, a love story that begins on May Day and ends in surprise. These charming duets, as short as twenty-seven seconds, as long as two minutes, delight the ear and the imagination. We dare you not to tap your foot!   ​

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A Celebration of the 1920's

Principle Gallery

Lydia Chernicoff violin

Pamela Hentges violin

Hilary Glen cello

Daniel Urbanowicz viola

A celebration of the roaring 20’s: swinging ragtime, sultry folk songs, waltzes and tangos for guys and dames, and all that jazz! From a decade bursting with artistic creativity in Charleston and around the world, you’ll hear string quartets by Amy Beach, William Bolcom, and Erwin Schulhoff, as well as tunes by Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin. Come as you are, or get out your top hats, feathers and pearls. We’re puttin’ on the Ritz!


Amy Beach - Quartet for      Strings (in one movement), Op. 89

William Bolcom - Three      Rags  for String Quartet

Erwin Schulhoff - Five Pieces for String Quartet


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