By David Savard and Keely Laughlin for The Island Connection
Guests are invited to tour six of the most stunning and exceptional homes on exclusive Kiawah Island Nov. 2, and they’ll also be able to stick around for a free masterworks-style concert by the Charleston Symphony, “A World Class Orchestra for a World Class City.”
The 22nd annual Symphony Tour of Homes on Kiawah Island, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include a fabulous penthouse at the Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences. The concert, sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council, follows at 5 p.m. No ticket is required to attend the concert, to be conducted by Charleston Symphony Music Director Ken Lam in the Oak Ballroom of The Sanctuary.
All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Charleston Symphony and Charleston Symphony Orchestra League music scholarships.
The longest-running island house tour in the Lowcountry, the Symphony Tour of Homes showcases a wide variety of outstanding residences, each unique in its architectural and interior design and each reflecting the varied interests and lifestyles of their owners. This year is no exception, featuring an exciting mix of properties from some of the area’s best architects and builders.
In addition, Charleston artist Jennifer Koach has donated her painting, “Green Glamour,” which can be viewed on the League’s website at csolinc.org.
A drawing for the painting will take place at the concert following the tour. Raffle tickets are available online, as are tickets to the tour.
The Symphony Tour of Homes includes live music and refreshments. Advanced tickets are $45 and are available online at csolinc.org, at the Kiawah Island Municipal Center on Betsy Kerrison Parkway and at Indigo Books in Freshfields Village. Tickets purchased the day of the event will cost $50.
Sixty exceptional musicians will offer compositions from a variety of classical artists, including Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven and more, offering an opportunity to hear the Charleston Symphony Orchestra free of charge. The orchestra normally performs at the Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston, playing at least 20 concerts there each year.