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Apr 19 2013

Prelude to Piccolo

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council present a sampling of some favorite musical elements as harbingers of the 2013 Piccolo Spoleto Festival on Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. The concert will be at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Besty Kerrison.

This year the program includes rising star Seth Gilliard, a recent graduate of Furman University who majored in violin performance, and will present a program ranging from Baroque to contemporary music.  Selections will include Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and Continuo, featuring Gilliard and his former violin teacher, Rex Conner.  From there, Seth will move on to more contemporary musical styles, ending with some favorite hip-hop tunes.

Jennifer Luyken, acclaimed mezzo soprano, will sing arias that will be included in Piccolo Spoleto’s Sunset Serenade concert with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.  Jennifer will be accompanied at our Prelude to Piccolo by piano, and her selections will include music from “Carmen” and “Sampson and Delilah.”

We are also pleased to present a lively performance of Irish Jigs, Reels and Airs presented by members of the Taylor Festival Choir and accompanying instrumentalists. The Festival Choir has garnered a reputation of excellence among critics and is led and directed by Rob and Mary Taylor.

The concert is admission-free and open to the public.  For complimentary tickets, call 768-9166.

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