College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Piccolo Spoleto Festival: College of Charleston Young Artists Series

The Young Artists Series features some of the College of Charleston School of the Arts’ most accomplished music students and alumni. Tickets are $11 (FREE for kids 12 and under) and available for purchase(up to 2 hours before performance) at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Box Office in the Charleston Visitors Center, by calling 1-(866)-811-4111, online, or at the door. All concerts take place at 12:00 noon in the College’s Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, except for May 26 at the Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.


Saturday, May 26 – College of Charleston Concert Choir [tickets]
Under the direction of Robert Taylor, conductor, this outstanding, award-winning choir has been featured in juried performances at several national conferences and has toured the Southeast.
This concert takes place at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.

Monday, May 28 – A Day With the Romantics [tickets]
Concert will include Sebelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 performed by TianruiHu; Lieder of Brahms & R. Strauss performed by Kiri Taylor and Jasmine Crowder and rarely performed songs of Rachmaninoff by Bates O’Neal.

Tuesday, May 29 – Back to the Future: Music of the 20th Century [tickets]
Program consists of the 1st movement of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 46 performed by Jin Hui; Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasy” by Tianyu Liu on violin; Rodrigo’s songs for guitar and voice, performed by Fernando Troche and Omar Valencia; Songs of Barber and Copland performed by Michael Owens and Katherine Kuckelman.

Wednesday, May 30 – Beethoven: The Bridge to Romanticism  [tickets]
This concert of all Beethoven will include the 1st movement of String Quartet no. 4 in A minor, Op. 18, performed by Tianyu Liu, Hui Jin, Tianrui & Maria Savelyeva; Violin & Piano Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2, performed by Tianyu Liu & Caleb Brock and Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69, performed by Maria & Anna Savelyeva..

Thursday, May 31 – Early Romantics  [tickets]
Concert will consist of Schubert lieder, including Gretchen am Spinnrade performed by McKenzie Anderson; Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Piano Sonata, No. 21, Op. 53 performed by Anna Savelyeva; Cesar Frank’s Violin & Piano sonata in A Major performed by Gloria Lee and Paganini’s Variations on One String on Theme by Rossini for Cello & Piano performed by Maria & Anna Savelyeva.

Friday, June 1 – Mostly Mozart  [tickets]
This all Mozart concert will include his Adagio in B minor, K.540 for piano, performed by Eleni Kamaratou and concert & operatic arias from Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro performed by McKenzie Anderson, Jasmine Crowder, Mary Ott, Laura Owens, Michael Owens and Kiri Taylor.

Saturday, June 2 – Isn’t It Romantic  [tickets]
This very eclectic concert will feature Spanish composers Rodrigo and Albeniz. Rodrigo’s Plegaria de la infanta de Castilla for piano will be performed by Eleni Kamaratou; Albeniz’ compositions for guitar will be performed by Fernando Troche; Songs by Donaudy, Ravel & Schumann will be performed by Harper Mobley, Mary Ott & Laura Owens and Caitlin Tarver will perform the 1st movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85.

Monday, June 4 – Charleston Jazz  [tickets]
The ever popular jazz combos comprised of the successful alumni of the College of Charleston will be on display. The combo for this performance is Maxx Bradley, piano, Lauren Johnson, bass, Miller Boone, drums.

Tuesday, June 5 – Get Off My Bach  [tickets]
This all J.S. Bach concert will feature Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen “The Ascention Oratorio,” BWV 11, performed by the College of Charleston Madrigal Singers and portions of Bach’s cellos suites Nos. 3 & 4, performed by Caitlin Tarver and Zachery Litchfield.

Wednesday, June 6 – What’s Opera, Doc?  [tickets]
This concert will feature the rarely performed one-act opera(11 minutes in its entirety) by Samuel Barber & Gian-Carlo Menotti, titled A Hand of Bridge, which premiered at the original Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy. Performers will be McKenzie Anderson, Mary Ott, Bates O’Neal & Chris Prohaska. Arias from operas by Verdi, Douglas Moore, Donizetti, Mozart & Massenet and the Love Duet from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde are featured.

Thursday, June 7 – To Infinity & Beyond  [tickets]
Concert will include Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, 1st movement, Op. 107 performed by Maria Savelyeva; Heggie’s Friendly Persuasions, performed by Bates O’Neal; Edward Hart’s Dunbar Songs performed by McKenzie Anderson, Argento’s Elizabethan Songs, performed by Mary Ott and Torroba’s Sonatina for classical guitar, performed by Fernando Troche.

Friday, June 8 – College of Charleston Jazz   [tickets]
Students of the College of Charleston’s successful jazz program play many of your favorites. The combo for this performance is Maxx Bradley, piano, Lauren Johnson, bass, Miller Boone, drums.