Arts Preview: MUSIC

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA. If you love orchestra performances, there are several series to choose from including the Georgia Health Sciences Symphony Series, which kicks off a six-concert series at First Baptist Church of Augusta on Sept. 29.
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AIKEN CONCERT BAND: (803) 649-1102,; membership available to anyone interested in music and having experience with a band instrument
Oct. 16:
8 p.m., Etherredge Center, fall concert
Nov. 27:
8 p.m., Etherredge Center, Christmas concert
March 19:
8 p.m., Etherredge Center, spring concert

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TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE. Violinist Olga Caceanova will perform at noon Sept. 25 at St. Paul's Church.  SPECIAL
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE. Violinist Olga Caceanova will perform at noon Sept. 25 at St. Paul's Church.

AIKEN SYMPHONY GUILD: (803) 641-3305,; concerts feature Symphony Orchestra Augusta and are performed at the Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; season tickets $100 for three concerts or $40 for a single performance
Sept. 28:
Fall Classic – Jason Vieaux, guitarist
Dec. 15:
December Pops – Joe Gransden, vocalist
April 26:
Spring Classic – Pascal Godart, pianist

AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE: 1450 Greene St., (706) 823-0440,
Sept. 7:
Wayne Capps, guitar/mandolin/vocals, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 14:
Dr. Rob Foster, jazz, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 21:
Not Gaddy’s iDRUM2u, drum circle with audience participation, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28:
Rogern Enevoldsen, folk/pop/oldie, sing-alongs, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 5:
Joyce Lynn & Khirstin, country, originals, alternative, 6 p.m.
Oct. 12:
Double D, ’60s and ’70s classics, 6 p.m.
Oct. 19:
The Henrys, Americana, semi-classical, bluegrass violin and guitar, 6 p.m.
Oct. 26:
Karen Gordon, jazz keyboard, vocals, 6 p.m.
Nov. 2:
TBA, 6 p.m.

AUGUSTA CHILDREN’S CHORALE: augustachildrens; (706) 826-4718 to purchase tickets
Nov. 1:
Trinity Hospital Tree Lighting Service, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8:
Just Desserts Concert, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10:
GHSU Service of Remembrance
Nov. 18:
St. John UMC Concerts for a Cause, 3 p.m.
Dec. 1:
Christmas Concert with Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans, 7 p.m.
April 23:
Spring Concert, First Baptist Church of Augusta Chapel, 4 p.m.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: (706) 826-4713,; season tickets $90 adults, $75 senior citizens, $35 students; individual tickets $25 adults, $20 senior citizens, $10 students
Oct. 27:
Elegant Simplicity, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church
Dec. 15:
And On Earth, Peace, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church
March 29:
Ancient and Modern, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
May 23:
Hymns for the Fallen, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center

AUGUSTA CHORALE: (706) 836-9426,; (706) 830-0991 for tickets and group rates; Dr. Phyllis W. Anderson, artistic director
Through Sept. 17:
Auditions 7-9 p.m., by appointment only
Sept. 16:
Arts in the Heart of Augusta concert, 2-2:45 p.m.
Sept. 19:
Paine College Revival, 7 p.m., Paine College Chapel
Dec. 9:
Annual Christmas concert, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College
Jan. 7-8:
Auditions for 2012-2013 season, 6-8 p.m., by appointment only
May 5:
Annual Spring concert, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College
May 19:
Into the Community Worship Service, 10 a.m.

Dec. 4:
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10:
Holiday Concert, Augusta Museum of History, 7 :30 p.m.

AUGUSTA OPERA: (706) 364-9114,

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY: Rehearsals 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Evans, singers invited to join; (706) 650-2311,
Dec. 7:
Bach to Broadway, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Evans

COLUMBIA COUNTY ORCHESTRA:; 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. 22:
Masterworks I – Classics: Light & Heavy
Oct. 27:
Masterworks II – Musical Bridges I
Nov. 25:
Masterworks III – Handel’s Messiah, West Acres Baptist Church
Jan. 26:
Masterworks IV – Beethoven
March 16:
Masterworks V – Musical Bridges II
April 20:
Masterworks VI – Musical Bridges III
May 3:
Masterworks VII – Vocal/Choral Music With Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE:; concerts are presented at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.
Sept. 23:
Alice Parker, 3 p.m.
Nov. 18:
John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, 3 p.m.
Dec. 24:
Christmas Eve concert and Lessons and Carols, 10:30 p.m.
March 24:
A Collage of the Arts for Passion Week, 7 p.m.

COVENANT CONCERT SERIES: (706) 733-0513,; concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way
Sept. 7:
Paul Brantley, cellist
Nov. 1:
Colin Grant-Adams, singer and guitarist
Jan. 18:
Keith Gehle, guitarist
Feb. 15:
Laurent Boukobza, pianist
May 2013:
The Cecilia Ensemble

DECORUS, AUGUSTA’S PREMIERE YOUTH CHOIR: (706) 738-2546; showcases top high school vocalists
Sept. 9:
Sing Me to Heaven, 6 p.m., Wood­lawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way; free, ticket required

GARDEN CITY CHORUS:; men’s singing group; grandstand, barbershop and Acoemeti quartets
Sept. 8:
American Harmony, 7:30 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: (706) 790-9274,; all performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (unless noted) at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; performances $25 adults, $7 school-age children; master classes free
Sept. 8:
Master Class by Vega Quartet, 4:30 p.m., ASU Music Building Room B11
Sept. 9:
The Vega String Quartet, 3 p.m.
Oct. 7:
Alexander Schimpf, pianist, 3 p.m.
Oct. 8:
Master Class by Alexander Schimpf; time, location TBA
Nov. 9:
Nov. 10:
Master Class by members of Cantus; time, location TBA
Jan. 25:
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Feb. 22:
Miles Hoffman and The American Chamber Players
April 19:
The Millennium Brass


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. 25:
The Four Tops
Dec. 14:
Holiday Pops!
Feb. 14:
Ronnie Milsap
March 8:
Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles

Georgia Health Sciences Symphony Series: Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; $10, $15, $20, $45
Sept. 29:
Evening of Festivities
Nov. 3:
Passion’s Voice
Jan. 19:
Love’s Farewell
Feb. 23:
Deliberately Beethoven
March 16:
Suite Spring
April 27:
Enduring Harmony

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. 12:
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Feb. 19:
The Perlman, Quint, Bailey Trio
March 9:
The Harlem Quartet

Beethoven Festival Concerts: $30 for all three concerts, four tickets $100
Feb. 23:
Deliberately Beethoven, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Augusta; $10, $15, $20, $45
Feb. 24:
Bits of Beethoven, 3 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; adult $10, child/student $5

Pops! Under the Stars: May 11: 7:30 p.m., Lady Antebellum Pavilion; free

TUESDAY’S MUSIC LIVE: (706) 722-3463 or; concerts are at noon at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concerts are free; lunch $10, advance reservations required for lunch
Sept: 25:
Olga Caceanova, violin; Constantine Finehouse, piano
Oct. 9:
Via Romen-Russian and Slovak folk music
Oct. 23:
Ang Li, pianist
Nov. 6:
D’Amore Duo William Feasley, guitar; Yeon-Jee Sohn, oboe
Nov. 20:
Emil Altschuler, violinist
Dec. 4:
UGA Accidentals
Jan. 8:
Kate Davidson, alto; Isaac Holmes, bass
Jan. 22:
Chris Atzinger, pianist
Feb. 5:
Eryn Eubanks & The Family Fold
Feb. 19:
Syvati Duo organ and cello
March 5:
Mark Valenti, pianist
March 19:
Kevin Burke, Irish fiddle

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