2019-20 Concert Schedule – Buy Tickets Now

 

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] >>>

 

Tchaikovsky — The Russian Genius

September 14, 2019
7:30pm | Etherredge Center

 

Andrew Tyson, Piano

National Anthem
Piano Concerto, Op. 16, A Minor … Edvard Grieg
Andrew Tyson, Piano

Symphony, No. 5, Op. 64, E Minor … P.I. Tchaikovsky
Please click https://youtu.be/4wxeKWug4Ig to learn more about Mr. Tyson!


 

Hogwarts in Aiken

October 26, 2019
11:00am | Etherredge Center

 

Your Aiken Symphony Orchestra is pleased to bring you “Hogwarts in Aiken“, our first-ever concert specifically geared towards delighting the CSRA’s youth (and the kid in all of us) with the magic of classical music from the Harry Potter movies mixed with wizards and Halloween fun! Our musicians will be in costume and our patrons are encouraged to do same. Please join us for a fun morning of musical wizardry!  Tickets are $10 for muggles under 12, $20 for muggles 12 and older! 

Brahms — Magnitude & Power

October 26, 2019
7:30pm | Etherredge Center

Jennifer Frautschi, Violin

Symphony, No. 2, Op. 43, D Major … Jean Sibelius

 

Violin Concerto, Op. 77, D Major …  Johannes Brahms
Jennifer Frautschi, Violin

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Amadeus & Friends (Chamber Orchestra Series)

Sunday, November 24, 2019
3:00pm | St. John’s United Methodist Church

Diana Amos, Soprano (top)
Wendy Cohen, Flute (bottom left)
Vonda Darr, Harp (bottom right)

Exsultate Jubilate, K.165 …W.A. Mozart
Diana Amos, Soprano
Concerto for Flute and Harp …W.A. Mozart
Wendy Cohen,Flute
Vonda Darr,
Harp

 

Symphony No. 40, K.550, G Minor …W.A. Mozart
Wendy Cohen, Flute
Vonda Darr,
Harp

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Handel’s Messiah (Chamber Orchestra)
**North Augusta Concert**

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00pm | Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta, SC

Handel’s Messiah … G.F. Handel
 
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Aiken Symphony Festival Chorus
 
 
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(This concert is a stand alone event and not part of any package or series.)

Handel’s Messiah (Chamber Orchestra Series)
**Aiken Concert**

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:30pm | St. Mary’s Help of Christians Catholic Church, Aiken

Handel’s Messiah … G.F. Handel
 
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Aiken Symphony Festival Chorus
 
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Home for the Holidays (Pops Concert)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:30pm | Etherredge Center

Scarlett Strallen, Vocalist

Christmas and Broadway Holiday Favorites, and Orchestra’s Classic Holiday Selections

 

Scarlett Strallen, Vocalist
Aiken Choral Society
Aiken Civic Ballet
 
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Glorious Strings (Chamber Orchestra Series)

Sunday, January 19, 2020
3:00pm | St. John’s United Methodist Church

Samuel Barber, composer

Adagio for Strings … Samuel Barber, composer

 

 
Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a … Anton Arensky
 
Romance, Op. 42, C Major … Jean Sibelius
 
Serenaded for Strings, Op. 48, C Major … P.I. Tchaikovsky
 
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Happy Birthday Ludwig

Saturday, February 1, 2020
7:30pm | Etherredge Center

Sara Sant’Ambrogio, Cello (left)
Erika Nickrenz, Piano (center)
Sara Parkins, Violin (right)

Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A Major … Ludwig Van Beethoven

 

Concerto, Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56, C Major (Triple Concerto) … Ludwig Van Beethoven
Eroica Trio: 
Sara Parkins, Violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, Cello
Erika Nickrenz, Piano

Please click https://youtu.be/vOY51oSjACg to view the Eroica Trio on stage!

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Scheherazade “The Thousand & One Nights”

Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:30pm | Etherredge Center

Zlatomir Fung, Cello

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!

 
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Swinging on a Star (Pops Concert)

Sunday, April 19, 2020
3:00pm | Etherredge Center

Debbie Gravitte, Vocalist

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!  

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