Date: May 24 & 27
Venue: Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul
Joe Miller leads his magnificent choir in Urmas Sisack’s Oremus; Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; Monteverdi’s Sí ch’io vorrei morire; and the opening chorus from Bach’s Cantata 79.
Date: May 26
Venue: Sottile Theatre at College of Charleston
John Kennedy leads the elite Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in Tan Dun’s Concerto for Orchestra, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Sibelius’s Symphony no. 5.
Date: May 27
Venue: Woolfe Street Playhouse
Performing on electric guitar and percussion, San Francisco’s The Living Earth Show blends rock and roll, post-classical new music, and heavy metal in this program of works by a diverse range of contemporary composers.
Date: May 30 & 31
Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston
Westminster Choir performs David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion with new choreography by Pontus Lidberg, along with Carissimi’s Jephte.
Date: June 1
Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre
Filmmaker Bill Morrison’s 2002 film assembles found footage and meditates on the decay of silent films; John Kennedy leads the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in live accompaniment of the score by American composer Michael Gordon.
Date: June 7
Venue: Middleton Place
An all-day party at Middleton Place including picnicking, a beer garden, fireworks, and a performance by seven-piece soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones.