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Oct 25

Pictures at an Exhibition

7:30 pm
The Charleston Symphony is thrilled to announce a special collaboration with award-winning watercolorist, Mary Whyte. A Charleston-based artist with an international reputation, Whyte will debut her collection of portraits We the Peoplealongside the Charleston Symphony’s … Read More
Oct 26

Pictures at an Exhibition

7:30 pm
The Charleston Symphony is thrilled to announce a special collaboration with award-winning watercolorist, Mary Whyte. A Charleston-based artist with an international reputation, Whyte will debut her collection of portraits We the Peoplealongside the Charleston Symphony’s … Read More
Oct 29

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade

7:30 pm
Chick Corea brings together bass powerhouse Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade in a trio that earned 2 Grammy Awards for their first outing, 2014’s landmark 3-CD set Trilogy. “Both are master musicians and … Read More
Nov 1

Chanticleer

7:30 pm
PROGRAM (subject to change) TRADE WINDS Cortez Mitchell, Gerrod Pagenkopf*, Kory Reid Alan Reinhardt, Logan Shields, Adam Ward – countertenor Brian Hinman*, Matthew Mazzola, Andrew Van Allsburg – tenor Andy Berry*, Zachary Burgess, Matthew Knickman … Read More
Nov 17

Goo Goo Dolls

7:30 pm
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced they will embark on a nationwide headlining tour in support of their forthcoming album, Miracle Pill (Warner Records). The tour kicks off in Austin, TX … Read More
Nov 22

Rach 2

7:30 pm
Did you know that we may have hypnotherapy to thank for the existence of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2? Rachmaninoff was in the midst of a four-year long depression, caused by the near-universal excoriation of … Read More
Nov 23

Rach 2

7:30 pm
Did you know that we may have hypnotherapy to thank for the existence of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2? Rachmaninoff was in the midst of a four-year long depression, caused by the near-universal excoriation of … Read More
Nov 26

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

7:30 pm
Do you remember the first time you heard “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”? Join the celebration as Mannheim Steamroller makes history again – Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to … Read More
Dec 3

THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS SYMPHONY AND SINGERS PRESENT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

7:00 pm
Join the award winning Charleston School of the Arts Symphony and Singers at their 7th annual Holiday Spectacular Concert. This festive concert will feature holiday favorites that will be a hit with the entire family. … Read More
Dec 4

Rodrigo y Gabriela

7:30 pm
Five years since their last album, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are ready to embark on the next chapter of their remarkable story, with the release of the most ambitious music of … Read More
Dec 11

Once on this Island

7:30 pm
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRE-PERFORMANCE DINNER BELOW. “What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times. Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD FOR BEST REVIVAL … Read More
Dec 14

The Ten Tenors

7:30 pm
The TEN Tenors are bringing back their highly acclaimed show Home for the Holidays, after numerous hugely successful tours of the US. This time the ensemble will focus on spreading the cheer at venues primarily … Read More
Dec 18

A Christmas Carol

7:00 pm
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Adapted for the stage by Charles Jones Musical arrangements by John Bennett This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, … Read More
Dec 20

Holiday Pops

7:30 pm
Experience one of Charleston’s all-time favorite traditions. Yuriy Bekker leads the Symphony in a festive mix of symphonic and popular music that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. This annual sell-out … Read More
Dec 21

Holiday Pops

7:30 pm
Experience one of Charleston’s all-time favorite traditions. Yuriy Bekker leads the Symphony in a festive mix of symphonic and popular music that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. This annual sell-out … Read More
Jan 10

Bach’s Brandenburg

7:30 pm
It is difficult to imagine that anyone would ever consider the music of Johann Sebastian Bach overwrought and exaggerated, but this is indeed how many nineteenth century music critics interpreted his work. They labeled this … Read More
Jan 11

Bach’s Brandenburg

7:30 pm
It is difficult to imagine that anyone would ever consider the music of Johann Sebastian Bach overwrought and exaggerated, but this is indeed how many nineteenth century music critics interpreted his work. They labeled this … Read More
Jan 14

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

7:30 pm
Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor  For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a … Read More
Jan 23

From Russians with Love

7:30 pm
Who better to conduct classics by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky than our own favorite Belarusian, Yuriy Bekker? Join us for an evening of Russian symphonic and popular music, including Flight of the Bumblebee, … Read More
Jan 25

Monty Alexander Trio + Jane Monheit + Freddy Cole + Charleston Jazz Orchestra

7:30 pm
The 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival proudly presents a star-studded evening at the Gaillard Center! It begins with a performance by the Monty Alexander trio, followed by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra with vocalists Jane Monheit … Read More
Jan 31

Bandstand

7:30 pm
WELCOME HOME THE SOLDIERS CAME HOME TO A NEW AMERICA AND MADE MUSIC THAT INSPIRED THE NATION. From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that … Read More
Feb 7

Conrad Tao Plays Brahms

7:30 pm
Conrad Tao returns to Charleston after an astounding performance with the CSO in 2018. The former child prodigy is among the greatest living piano players in the world, and has begun to establish himself as … Read More
Feb 8

Conrad Tao Plays Brahms

7:30 pm
Conrad Tao returns to Charleston after an astounding performance with the CSO in 2018. The former child prodigy is among the greatest living piano players in the world, and has begun to establish himself as … Read More
Feb 9

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical!

2:00 pm
Join the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education and Community Outreach Program for this public performance of Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! (The Musical). 3,000 students will see the performance the following day.  Everyone attending … Read More
Feb 28

Scheherazade

7:30 pm
East meets West as the Charleston Symphony performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, which is based on the collection of middle-eastern folk tales, One Thousand and One Nights. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s own words, “The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all … Read More
Feb 29

Scheherazade

7:30 pm
East meets West as the Charleston Symphony performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, which is based on the collection of middle-eastern folk tales, One Thousand and One Nights. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s own words, “The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all … Read More
Mar 5

Little Big Town

8:00 pm
All PINK seats are Platinum Seating. GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and AMA Award-winning group, Little Big Town — consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook — first entered the music scene … Read More
Mar 6

Little Big Town

8:00 pm
All PINK seats are Platinum Seating. GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and AMA Award-winning group, Little Big Town — consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook — first entered the music scene … Read More
Mar 7

Viva Momix

7:30 pm
Combining illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness, VIVA MOMIX features everything that MOMIX is known for. Recognized internationally for presenting work of exceptional innovation and physical artistry, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the … Read More
Mar 10

Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

7:30 pm
Featuring: Emmy Award Winner and Grammy® Nominee – Clint Holmes; 10-time Grammy® Award Winner, 10-time Dove Award Winner, Soul Train Award Winner, 2-time NAACP Image Award nominated, & Gospel Music Hall of Famers – Take … Read More
Mar 12

Ranky Tanky with the CSO

7:30 pm
In just over one year since the release of their debut album, Ranky Tanky has taken America’s jazz scene by storm. Fresh off of performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Ranky Tanky is joining … Read More
Mar 27

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony

7:30 pm
The inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphonywas, unsurprisingly, a trip to Scotland. Mendelssohn reportedly enjoyed his time in Edinburgh immensely, touring the highlands, meeting with famous writer Sir Walter Scott, and attending bagpipe competitions. Were Mendelssohn … Read More
Mar 28

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony

7:30 pm
The inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphonywas, unsurprisingly, a trip to Scotland. Mendelssohn reportedly enjoyed his time in Edinburgh immensely, touring the highlands, meeting with famous writer Sir Walter Scott, and attending bagpipe competitions. Were Mendelssohn … Read More
Mar 29

MasterChef Junior Live!

7:00 pm
Tickets on sale Friday, October 25 at 10am, online only. Ticket Office opens at 11am. Members receive pre-sale access. Learn more about becoming a member here. Something tasty is heading to your hometown!  Don’t miss … Read More
Mar 31

The Play That Goes Wrong

7:30 pm
 Video footage features The Play That Goes Wrong Original Broadway Company. What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning … Read More
Apr 14

Philharmonix

7:30 pm
 Philharmonix brings together three members of the Vienna Philharmonic, two Berlin Philharmonic soloists, one of the most versatile Austrian pianists and an improvising and singing violinist for a deliciously headycocktail of classical, jazz, klezmer, … Read More
Apr 17

Charleston and the New World

7:30 pm
There is perhaps no better way to describe our 2019-2020 season than “an embarrassment of riches.” Dvořák’s New World Symphony hardly needs an introduction. Among the most popular symphonies of all time, From the New … Read More
Apr 18

Charleston and the New World

7:30 pm
There is perhaps no better way to describe our 2019-2020 season than “an embarrassment of riches.” Dvořák’s New World Symphony hardly needs an introduction. Among the most popular symphonies of all time, From the New … Read More
Apr 21

Escape to Margaritaville

7:30 pm
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and … Read More
Apr 25

Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation Band

7:30 pm
The Modern Jazz Generation The Modern Jazz Generation (MJG), founded in 2013 and anchored by Marcus Roberts and his trio (Jason Marsalis, drums; Rodney Jordan, bass), includes three generations of musicians. According to Roberts, the … Read More