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] >>>



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


Featuring Broadway and recording artist Scarlett
Strallen singing a variety of your holiday favorites.  In addition to the orchestra’s holiday selections, the Aiken Choral Society and the Aiken Civic Ballet will join in the evening’s festivities!  Join us for an evening celebrating the joys of the season!

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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