2013 Arts Preview: Music

ABBEVILLE OPERA HOUSE: (864) 366-2157, 100 Court Square, Abbeville, S.C.; theabbevilleoperahouse.com


Sept. 13-14, 20-21: Pump Boys & Dinettes

Nov. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16: Peter Pan

Jan. 17-18, 24-25, 31, Feb. 1: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

March 7-8, 14-15: Belles on Their Toes

April 4-5, 11-12: The Rainmaker


AIKEN CONCERT BAND: (803) 649-1102, aikenconcertband.org; membership available to anyone interested in music and having experience with a band instrument


AIKEN SYMPHONY GUILD: (803) 641-3305, aikensymphonyguild.org; concerts feature Symphony Orchestra Augusta and are performed at 8 p.m. at the Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; season tickets $100 for three concerts or $40 for a single performance

Nov. 9: Fall Classic featuring Vonda Darr on harp

Jan. 10: Winter Classic: Manhattan Piano Trio

May 3: Spring Classic: Ryo Yanagatani, piano


AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE: 1450 Greene St., (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com; $25; spring music cruises begin April 2014

Sept. 13: Joyce Lynn, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 20: Keith Gregory, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 27: Rob Foster Jazz, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 4: The Henrys with Deveran on Bass, 6 p.m.

Oct. 11: Roger Enevoldsen, 6 p.m.

Oct. 18: Double D, 6 p.m.

Oct. 25: Impulse Ride, 6 p.m.

Nov. 1: Living Room Legends, 5:45 p.m.


AUGUSTA CHILDREN’S CHORALE: augustachildrenschorale.org; (706) 826-4718 to purchase tickets

Nov. 7: Just Desserts Concert, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center, $10

Dec. 10: Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center

April 29: Spring Concert, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Augusta, $10


AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: (706) 826-4713, augustachoralsociety.org; season tickets $90 adults, $35 students, military; individual tickets $25 adults ($30, $40 adults October concert), $10 students under age 25 and military

Oct. 19: Opening Night, with Broadway Delights, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Dec. 14: Messiah and More, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church

March 29: Pipes, Brass & Drums, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church

May 24: The Sounds of Freedom, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center


AUGUSTA CHORALE: (706) 836-9426, augustachorale.org; (706) 830-0991 for tickets and group rates; Dr. Phyllis W. Anderson, artistic director

Sept. 16-17, 23-24: Fall auditions, 6-7 p.m.; call for appointment

Aug. 26: Meet & Greet Reception, 7 p.m., Paine College

Oct. 9: Paine College Revival, 7 p.m., Paine College Chapel

Dec. 8: Christmas Concert, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College; $15 adults, $5 students, group rates

Dec. 9: Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home Christmas concert, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Senior Luncheon Christmas concert, Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History, 11:30 a.m.

Jan. 6-7, 13-14: Spring auditions, 6-7 p.m.; call for appointment

May 4: Spring Concert, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College; $15 adults, $5 students, group rates


AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: (706) 733-5619, augustacollegium.org

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY: Rehearsals 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Evans, singers invited to join; (706) 650-2311, ccchoralsociety.org; ticket line: (762) 233-7793

Nov. 15: Mass Concert with Columbia County Orchestra at Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans

February: Cabaret: An Evening of Love Songs

May 9: Irish Folk Songs and Sea Shanties arranged by Alice Parker


COLUMBIA COUNTY ORCHESTRA: columbiacco.org; concerts are at 6 p.m. at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. (unless noted); $10, free for children, students, active/retired military and music educators

Sept. 28: Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra

Nov. 15: "Haydn Lord Nelson" Mass concert with Columbia County Choral Society, 7:30 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans; $15

Dec. 1: 6th annual Messiah Sing-In program, 6 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans; rehearsal 4:30 p.m.; for information, visit columbiacco.org; free, with donations accepted

Dec. 7: Arts in Appling, Columbia County Courthouse, Appling

Jan. 23: Monster Brass Concert featuring Columbia County Orchestra brass quintet, Third Horn, with other professional brass quintets, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church

Fall, Harvest/Christmas and Spring Youth Orchestra concert dates to be determined; performances at Columbia County Orchestra building, 106 Shartom Drive, free admission


CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: stjohnaugusta.org; concerts are presented at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; admission is free and an offering is taken for a local charity listed in parentheses

Sept. 15: David Higgs, concert organist, 3 p.m. (Child Enrichment Inc.)

Nov. 3: Vega String Quartet, 3 p.m. (Christ Community Health Services)

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Concert of Lessons and Carols with the St. John’s Choirs and Orchestra, 10:30 p.m. (The United Methodist Children’s Home)

Feb. 23: Baroque Chamber Music featuring Bertamo, 3 p.m. (New Bethlehem Community Center)

March 23: What a Hoot!, instrumental and vocal music, 3 p.m. (The Augusta Warrior Project)

Of note: The St. Olaf Choir will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets are required and available after Nov. 1 at stolaftickets.com.


COVENANT CONCERT SERIES: (706) 733-0513, covenantaugusta.org; concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way

Nov. 1: Kirking of the Tartans featuring Anam Cara and the Avalon Celtic Ensemble

Jan. 31: Agnes Wan, piano

March 14: Continuo Collective of the South

April 25: Adam Brakel, organ


DECORUS, AUGUSTA’S PREMIERE YOUTH CHOIR: (706) 738-2546; showcases top high school vocalists

Oct. 27: Hallows, featuring music from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hanibal and The Kingdom of Heaven, 6 p.m., Woodlawn United Methodist Church


GARDEN CITY CHORUS: gardencitychorus.org; men’s singing group; grandstand, barbershop and Acoemeti quartets


HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: (706) 790-9274, hjcms.org; performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (unless noted) at Maxwell Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $25 adults, $7 school-age children

Sept. 12: Larchmere String Quartet, Kroc Center

Oct. 6: Italian Saxophone Quartet, 3 p.m.

Nov. 15: Lukens Piano Trio

Jan. 24: Olmsted Ensemble

Feb. 21: The Varshavsky-Shapiro Duo, piano

April 18: The Euclid String Quartet



SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA: (706) 826-4705, soaugusta.org

University Health Care System Pops! at the Bell: Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $15, $25, $40

Oct. 17: Little River Band

Nov. 14: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Feb. 13: Melissa Manchester

March 6: Cirque de la Symphonie

Symphony Series: Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; $10, $15, $20, $45

Sept. 27: Rapture & Rachmaninoff

Nov. 8: Brilliant Baroque

Jan. 18: Strauss’s Odyssey

Feb. 22: Magnificent Mozart

March 22: Midsummer in March

May 2: Russian Landscapes

Bank of America Columbia County Music Series: Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $20

Jan. 11: Manhattan Piano Trio

Feb. 18: Escher String Quartet

March 15: Trio Virado

SOA in Aiken: Concerts are at 8 p.m.; $15-$43

Nov. 9: Brilliant Baroque, at The Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway

Jan. 10: Manhattan Piano Trio, First Presbyterian Church

May 3: Russian Landscapes, at The Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway

Pops! Under the Stars: May 10, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, Evans


TUESDAY’S MUSIC LIVE: (706) 722-3463 or tuesdaysmusiclive.com; free concerts are at noon at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; lunch is $10 and requires a reservation

Sept. 24: Ashu

Oct. 8: Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Milana Strezeva, piano

Oct. 22: Wendy Warner, cello; Irina Nuzova, piano

Nov. 5: Event Horizons: Baroque to Bluegrass to Jazz to Gospel

Nov. 19: Thomas Pandolfi, pianist

Dec. 3: University of Georgia Accidentals, 11 a.m. and noon (lunch) after noon performance

Jan. 7: Duo De Vista

Jan. 21: Lyric Intermezzo

Feb. 4: Atlanta Guitar Trio

Feb. 18: Continuo Collective of the South

March 4: James Hicks, bagpipes; Keith Shafer, organ

March 18: ETA 3


WAYNESBORO-BURKE CONCERT SERIES: (706) 437-0070; burkeconcert.org; concerts at 7 p.m. at Burke Office Park Auditorium, 715 W. Sixth St., Waynesboro, Ga. Season tickets through Sept. 15 $40 or four for $120; after, $50 or four for $150; single tickets $25

Sept. 30: The Broadway Boys

Nov. 14: The Diamonds

Jan. 25: The Return – Beatles

March 22: A Tribute to Patsy Cline


-- Compiled by Mary Frances Hendrix and Willie Malpass, staff writers

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