Sep 29 2010

Arts on the Islands: Free musical performances presented by the Kiawah Island Arts Council

Provided by Stephanie Braswell

The Town of Kiawah Island and the Kiawah Island Arts Council are continuing their impressive lineup of exceptional artistic performances throughout the fall season. This October, enjoy both jazz and classical music from internationally acclaimed artists, including a special performance by Russian classical pianist, Konstantin Soukhovetski. All performances are free and open to the public. See show descriptions below for times, location and ticket availability. All tickets may be picked up at the Visitor’s Center at Kiawah Island Town Hall. For more information, call 768-9166 or visit

The Michelle Amato Quintet
Thursday, October 14, at the Turtle Point Clubhouse

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Michelle Amato is a dynamic vocalist performing traditional, contemporary and Brazilian jazz. She has performed and recorded with many famous artists including Liza Minelli, Al Green, Jon Secada , and Donna Summer. She has also performed with world renowned composer Yanni during his 2003-2004 Ethnicity tour, and her solo work can be heard on both the CD of that tour and on the “ Yanni Live” DVD. Michelle has been a featured soloist with the Memphis Symphony, The South Florida Pops, the Baton Rouge Symphony, The Florida West Coast Symphony and the Orlando Philharmonic. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Miami School of Music and she currently teaches at the University of North Florida. Tickets are available to Kiawah Island property owners on September 27, 2010, and to the general public on September 30, 2010 at Kiawah Town Hall.

Gaubert Vivant! Flute and Piano Concert
Friday, October 22, at Church of Our Saviour

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Two world class musicians will be performing the life works of Philippe Gaubert at the Church of Our Saviour. Philippe Gaubert was the Father of French flute music, a virtuoso flutist, composer, conductor and leading teacher in Paris. This performance will follow the same concert format as the 2010-2011 International Tour from Paris to celebrate the works of Gaubert. Featured will be one of the finest young flutists in France today, who was commissioned by Gaubert’s family. Nicholas Duchamp, who has served as principal flutist for the French National Opera, will be playing on Gaubert’s original solid silver 1874 flute. He will be joined by American pianist Barbera McKenzie, who studied at the famous Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Tickets are available to Kiawah Island property owners on October 5, and to the general public on October 8 at Kiawah Town Hall.

Konstantin Soukhovetski, “From Serenity to Eternity”
Thursday, October 28 at Church of Our Saviour

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Konstantin Soukhovetski, a classical pianist, is rapidly earning a reputation as a “young pianist who captivates” with his “distinctive lyricism”, “immaculate technique” and “vigor…refinement… and drama”. His program, “From Serenity to Eternity”, will feature captivating works by Chopin, Mozart, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel. This season marks Mr. Soukhovetski’s debuts with the Erie Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony and The Manchester Music Festival Orchestra of Vermont, as well as his recital debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. Soukhovetski will return later this season to perform with Johannesburg Philharmonic, South Africa; KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, South Africa; Austin Symphony, MN; and Asheville Symphony, NC, as well as to The Kennedy Center with Biava Quartet. Prior to entering The Juilliard School and earning his AD, BM and MM degrees, Soukhovetski studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School under the auspices of Moscow State Conservatory with Anatoly Ryabov. In 2003, Soukhovetski received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize.Tickets are available to Kiawah Island property owners on October 11, and to the general public on October 14 at Kiawah Town Hall.

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