Here is the 1998-99 calendar for events at Augusta area music organizations:
WEDNESDAY,THURSDAY-SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 20: The Merry Widow, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; also 2 p.m. Sept. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, Imperial Theatre; $12-$40, half price students and seniors 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday
SEPT. 25: Opera Ball, 7:30 p.m., Old Medical College; black tie fund-raiser featuring Dick Goodwin's Big Band, cabaret entertainment by Augusta Opera stars, Parisian dinner by Chez Maxim's of Paris and Venetian dessert buffet catered by Poppy Seeds; $100, with $50 tax deductible, call 826-4710 for reservations
NOV. 13: Jessye Norman Christmas concert, Home for the Holidays, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Augusta, for later broadcast on PBS Great Performances; call 826-4710 for ticket information
DEC. 6: Augusta Opera at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
MARCH 13: Porgy and Bess
APRIL 28, 30, MAY 1: Carmen
Performances, unless noted above, are at 8 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre. Season tickets are $33-$108. Single tickets are $12-$40. St. Paul's performance tickets are $20. For information about tickets for the Jessye Norman performance and other events, call 826-4710.
MASTERWORKS PREMIUM SERIES:
SEPT. 26: Gershwin Centennial CelebrationNOV. 21: Violinist Vadim Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe
JAN. 9: Pianist Benedetto Lupo
FEB. 27: Trumpeter David Hickman
MARCH 27: Violinist Mark O'Connor
APRIL 24: Josef Hoffman Piano Competition winner¼
All performances are at 8 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; series tickets $30-80; season tickets $60-$150; 826-4705 for tickets.
POPS AT THE BELL SERIES:
OCT. 17: Cherish the Ladies
DEC. 11: Home for the Holidays
FEB. 6: Vocalist Freddy Cole and Trio
All performances are at 8 p.m., Bell Auditorium; series tickets $26-$75.
ENCORE CHAMBER SERIES:
OCT. 23: The Augusta All Stars¼
FEB. 12: A Taste of France
MAY 7-8: Chamber Music En Force¼
All performances are at 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church; series tickets $34 adults, $15 students.¼
PUBLIX CASUAL CLASSICS: ¼
OCT. 18: Cherish the Ladies
JAN. 10: A Piano Extravaganza, with Benedetto Lupo
FEB. 28: Orchestral Stars, featuring Young Artist Competition winners
All performances are at 3 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; series tickets $20 adults, $10 students. 826-4705 for tickets.
The Harry Jacobs
OCT. 22: The Czech Trio
NOV. 17: Quartetto con Flauto, Prague
JAN. 26: Fine Arts Quartet
MARCH 4: The Martinu Quartet
APRIL 15: The Merling Trio
All performances are at 8 p.m., Old Medical College building, 598 Telfair St., at Sixth Street; tickets by membership ($100 per year, which includes two tickets each to six events) or individual events; Call 733-5929.
OCT. 11: Twilight Pops Concert; 7 p.m., Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; donations requested; rain date 7 p.m. OCT. 12
NOV. 22: Festival of Trees Christmas concert; 2 p.m., Augusta-Richmond County Museum
NOV. 29: Empty Stocking Fund Concert; 3:30 p.m., First Baptist Church; tickets available through The Augusta Chronicle
DEC. 7: Family Christmas Concert; 7 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; adults $6, seniors and students $3, Augusta State University students, staff and families free with ID
FEB. 7: Joe Bruker Memorial Concert; 3 p.m., Augusta Christian Schools; ticket information TBA
MARCH 21: Sixth Annual Spring Concert; 7 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; adults $6, students and seniors $3, Augusta State faculty, staff and students free with ID
MAY 31: Seventh Annual All-American Memorial Day concert and fireworks; 7:30 p.m., Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; donations welcome; rain date 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information, call 736-9098.
BIG BAND SERIES
NOV. 14: Numbers, Colors, and the Ladies Part I
FEB. 27: Numbers, Colors, and the Ladies Part II
APRIL 17: Numbers, Colors, and the Ladies Part III¼
All performances in this series are at 8 p.m., Imperial Theatre, single concert tickets $15 adults reserved seating or $10 at the door, students $5, season tickets adults $35, students $15; 863-4650 for information, or 722-8341 for box office.
OCT. 10: The Last Bohemian
JAN. 23: Rob Foster Quartet
MARCH 20: Jazz-a-ma-Tazz
All concerts in this series are at 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church; single concert tickets $10 adults, $5 students, season tickets $25 adults, $15 students; season tickets for both series $55 adults, $25 students; 863-4650 for information, or 722-8341 for box office.
NOV. 6: Just Desserts Concert, Sacred Heart Cultural Center
NOV. 19: Festival of Trees, Augusta-Richmond County Museum
DEC. 6: Augusta Opera at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
JAN. 24: Morris Museum of Art
MARCH 6: Augusta Choral Society, 8 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
JUNE 5: Spring Dinner Concert, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre
DEC. 13: Christmas concert
MAY 2: Spring concert ¼
Both events will be at 3 p.m. at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel at Paine College. Admission is $5. For information, call Dorothy Dicks at 736-2958.
DEC. 1: Christmas concert; 8 p.m., Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken
MARCH 30: Spring concert; 8 p.m., Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Call (803) 641-0578.
OCT. 30: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, 8 p.m. Sacred Heart Cultural Center
DEC. 5: Vivaldi's Gloria, Rutter's Gloria, 8 p.m. Sacred Heart Cultural Center
MARCH 6: Festival Americana, with Augusta Chorale, Augusta Children's Chorale, 8 p.m. Sacred Heart Cultural Center
MAY 23: Pops Along the Savannah, 8 p.m., Jessye Norman Amphitheater
DEC. 19: Sing-Along Messiah, by Handel, 8 p.m. Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church
Tickets are available at Sacred Heart Cultural Center; for ticket information, call Augusta Choral Society, 826-4713.
DEC. 8: Nine Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
DEC. 15: Music for Christmas, 8 p.m., Augusta-Richmond County Museum
FEB 21: Music of Haydn, Mozart and Carissimi, 5 p.m., Church of the Most Holy Trinity
MAY 16: Renaissance, Baroque and Contemporary Music, 3 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Call 733-5619 for prices and information.
St. Paul'sEpiscopal Church
NOV. 7: Winner's Circle concert with Dallas International Organ Competition winner Stewart Wayne Foster; 8 p.m.
JAN. 30: From Waltzes to Ragtime with Paul Bisaccia; 8 p.m.
MARCH 13: Comin' Up Shouting! with the New England Spiritual Ensemble; 8 p.m.¼
All concerts are $5-$15, season tickets available, credit card orders at 722-6855.¼
Church ofthe Good Shepherd
SEPT. 27: The St. Mary's Chorale of St. Mary on the Hill Church
OCT. 25: Summerville Evensong, Good Shepherd Choir
NOV. 22: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta
DEC. 13: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, The Good Shepherd and St. Gregory's choirs
FEB. 14: Evensong for St. Valentine's Day, the Episcopal Day School Choir
MARCH 21: Ave Maria: Music for the Feast of the Annunciation, St. John United Methodist Church and the Good Shepherd choirs
APRIL 25: Good Shepherd Sunday Evensong, the Good Shepherd Choir
MAY 2: Evensong for Mother's Day, the St. Gregory Choir¼
All performances at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way. All events are free. Call 738-3386.
SEPT. 29: Hephzibah High School Chorus; lunch by Sweet Basil Grille
OCT. 13: Vintage Cornet; lunch by Rae's Coastal Cafe
OCT. 27: Pianist Vola Jacobs and violinist John Alden Bauer; lunch by Mally's Bagels & Grits
NOV. 10: Soprano Peggy Nelson and keyboardist Camille Carruth; lunch by Calvert's
NOV. 24: The Don Macey Trio; lunch by Gorin's Homemade Cafe
DEC. 8: The Accidentals; lunch by the French Market Grille
JAN. 5: Singing Boys of Pennsylvania; lunch by Poppy Seeds
JAN. 19: Augusta Symphony String Quartet; lunch by Cadwallader's Cafe
FEB. 2: C.J. Sambach; lunch by Cotton Row Cafe
FEB. 16: Augusta Symphony Woodwind Trio; lunch by Pullman Hall
MARCH 2: Carolina Chamber Players, Miro String Quartet; lunch by La Maison on Telfair
MARCH 16: Dr. Rudy Volkmann, Jazz-a-ma-Tazz; lunch by the Boll Weevil¼
Tuesday's Music Live is a concert series with concerts from noon to 12:30 p.m., with lunch afterward; St. Paul's Episcopal Church Sanctuary, Sixth and Reynolds Streets; programs are free and lunch is $6 per person; lunch reservations are required; call 722-3463.
The GardenCity Chorusand Barbershop
SATURDAY: Arts in the Heart of Augusta concert, Riverwalk Augusta; time and venue TBA
OCT. 3: Dixie District Convention, Raleigh, N.C.
NOV. 20: Festival of Trees, 7:30 p.m., Augusta-Richmond County Museum
DEC. 4-5: What the Dickens: A Partridge in Parody, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre¼
Other shows to be announced as scheduled; call Bob Green, 863-9128, after 6 p.m. for information.
Aiken Woman'sHeart Fund Benefit
FEB. 25-28: There Comes Da Substitute Judge¼
Performances are at 8 p.m., except 2 p.m. FEB. 27 and 3 p.m. FEB. 28; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken; tickets $17 for evening shows, $12 for matinees, on sale NOV. 1.; (803) 649-2043.
American Kidney Benefit
OCT. 30-31, NOV. 1: Anything Goes. Performances at the Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken; 8 p.m. OCT. 30 and OCT. 31 and 2 p.m. OCT. 31 and 3 p.m. NOV. 1.; tickets $8 for students, $12 for afternoons and $16; (803) 641-3305 for tickets; for information, call (803) 648-9262, or visit Web site at aiken.net/akb/performance_dates.htm