Maestro Portnoy delivers an entertaining and informative pre-concert talk, entitled Illuminations, about that evening’s musical selections, our soloists, the background of the composers and much more. Illuminations begins at 6:30pm for concerts held at the Etherredge Center (excluding Home for the Holidays and Swinging on a Star), is complimentary, and is offered to all ticket holders. All classical orchestral concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center (471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801); pops and chamber performances take place as noted below. Learn more about each concert [PDF] >>>
Scheherazade “The Thousand & One Nights”
Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:30pm | Etherredge Center, USC Aiken campus
Fledermaus: Overture … Johann Strauss, Jr.
Cello Concerto, Op. 129, A Minor … Robert Schumann
Zlatomir Fung, Cello
Scheherazade, Op. 35 … Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Please click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IBFHpywvao to view Mr. Fung on stage!
Swinging on a Star (Pops Concert)
Sunday, April 19, 2020
3:00pm | Etherredge Center, USC Aiken campus
Featuring Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte performing a variety of beloved Broadway music
Please click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mng7_ZVQQa0 to hear some of Ms. Gravitte’s extraordinary work!