2013 Arts Preview: Music

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Anna Steenerson (right) sings with Augusta Choral Society for its 2012 holiday concert at St. Paul's Church. The chorus will present four concerts, opening its season on Oct. 19.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/FILE
Anna Steenerson (right) sings with Augusta Choral Society for its 2012 holiday concert at St. Paul's Church. The chorus will present four concerts, opening its season on Oct. 19.

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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