Charleston Symphony will stream previous masterpiece performance on March 27-28

Pictures at an exhibition


If being stuck at home has you missing the sweet sounds of Charleston’s Symphony, then you’re in luck.

On March 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., the symphony will stream a previously recorded Masterworks performance, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which features the orchestra performing iconic works from the likes of Copland and Mussorgsky set to the backdrop of Mary Whyte’s latest collection, We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America.

Mayor John Tecklenburg will deliver a brief message during the livestream, just as he did at the original performance last October.

Charleston artist, Whyte, spent seven years completing portraits of veterans from every state in America. The 50 completed portraits were on display at the Charleston City Gallery this past October-December.

In a press release the symphony’s music director, Ken Lam, described the significance of the musical selections in this Masterworks performance: “All of the works on the program are musical ‘portraits.’ We worked closely with Mary to carefully match each portrait with the right movement.”

You can watch the livestream (and donate to the Charleston Symphony) online.

Support the Charleston City Paper

We’ve been covering Charleston since 1997 and plan to be here with the latest and Best of Charleston for many years to come. In a time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish. We can't do it without our readers. If you'd like to support local, independent journalism:

UP NEXT FROM

FEATURE

Gaillard Center’s 2020-2021 season features Broadway musicals, chamber orchestras, and an iconic dance company

Connelly Hardaway

While so much of the world has seemed to come to a standstill, area arts organizations and venues continue to plan for their upcoming seasons — offering a shimmer of hope at the end of this coronavirus tunnel. The Gaillard Center promises “10 sensational performances” during this upcoming season, including two Lowcountry Broadway premieres.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Gaillard Center’s 2020-2021 season features Broadway musicals, chamber orchestras, and an iconic dance company

While so much of the world has seemed to come to a standstill, area arts organizations and venues continue to plan for their upcoming seasons — offering a shimmer of hope at the end of this coronavirus tunnel. The Gaillard Center promises “10 sensational performances” during this upcoming season, including two Lowcountry Broadway premieres.

Brookgreen Gardens opens new outdoor exhibit, “Southern Light,” on May 15

Murrell’s Inlet’s Brookgreen Gardens is currently open, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. And, after its original opening date was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bruce Munro’s massive outdoor light installation, Southern Light, will open to the public on Fri. May 15.

Sam Reynolds

Sam Reynolds, a Lowcountry folk songwriter who now resides in Vermont, released a collection of soft, subtle, and stirring piano instrumentals on May 1 titled Broken Tulips.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival says 2020 event had $19.9 million local economic impact

A survey by the College of Charleston reports that 54% of the 28,000 Charleston Wine + Food attendees were local.