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A spectacular piece of artwork in itself, the Sottile houses almost all of the School of the Arts productions. Complete with large elaborate murals and blue-lit sky dome, the grand 1920s theatre will host The Magic Flute on February 25th followed by several spring music, dance, and theatre shows:

🎻College of Charleston Orchestra with Grammy Award-winning Augustin Hadelich (March 21)

🩰“Wanderlust” Dance Concert (March 26 &27)

👯‍♀️ "Cabaret" Musical (April 14-16)

🎵International Piano Series: music from Grammy-nominated Billboard chart topping “Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers” (April 19)

Thanks The Post and Courier and Maura Hogan for the great article!

https://www.postandcourier.com/charleston_scene/splashy-productions-show-the-rehabbed-sottile-in-fine-fettle/article_1c00ed26-8d9f-11ec-9988-573ef95cc0c4.html

📸: Mike Ledford and Gavin McIntyre
Join us in person or via Zoom for "Roof Gardens & Water Views," a lecture by Art & Architectural History, College of Charleston faculty member Nathaniel Walker about his sabbatical research on modern splendor and social desperation in Charleston and beyond.

FREE • Friday, Feb. 25

https://go.activecalendar.com/cofc/event/art--architectural-history-lecture-roof-gardens--water-views/
The 2,600-square-foot house has rooms for study groups, a shared space for prayer and meditation, and access to outdoor spaces.
With passionate performances and all the support in place for a stellar production, the audience is sure to go on a wild ride toward the true meaning of love and happiness with Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

“I chose Die Zauberflöte because it matched the voice types of students on campus,” says Director of the College of Charleston Opera Sandy DeAthos-Meers, who double cast the primary roles so more students have the opportunity to perform. “I’m thrilled that we have students from different disciplines across campus participating in the opera.”

Janine McCabe, artistic director of CofC Stages, supported the vision and included Die Zauberflöte as part of the College of Charleston Theatre and Dance 2021-22 season. Veteran actor and theatre faculty member, Evan Parry, directs this resplendent production, while the Charleston Symphony skillfully realizes Mozart’s score under the leadership of Yuriy Bekker who conducts CSO Pops & College of Charleston Orchestra and is CSO concertmaster.

Read the full College of Charleston article and get your opera tickets for Friday, Feb. 25 or Sunday, Feb. 27
The School of the Arts is seeking a Development Officer to manage a portfolio of leadership and major-gift capacity prospects and lead efforts aimed at the success and production of specific College of Charleston funding priorities to include those within the College of Charleston School of the Arts.

Find the full description and application here:
https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/11800
FOX 24 Charleston interviewed THE MAGIC FLUTE production director, Evan Parry, and assistant conductor, Wojciech Milewski! Learn about the storyline and behind-the-scenes magic of this opera collab with College of Charleston Opera, College of Charleston Theatre and Dance and Charleston Symphony.

Show info + tickets: go.cofc.edu/magicflute.
📸TIME Magazine Includes Studio Art Professor's Images Among Best of 2021📸

Congratulations to College of Charleston Studio Art professor Elizabeth Bick!

https://today.cofc.edu/2022/02/07/time-magazine-best-images-of-2021-elizabeth-bick/

#cofcday #chsarts #cofcarts #collegeofcharleston #ArtisticHeartbeatSOTA #charlestonsc #cofcsota #cofc

📷: Elizabeth Bick
Take a look behind the scenes of The Magic Flute, showing February 25th and 27th.
“Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself.” -John Dewey

Congratulations to the School of the Arts winter graduates. This is the beginning of a lifetime of learning.
Tickets are on sale now for the College of Charleston Orchestra concert (03/21) headlining renowned Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s lush and virtuosic Violin Concerto, op. 35. The performance will also highlight music major Misha Pekar performing the first movement of Scriabin’s Piano Concerto in F Sharp minor, op. 20. The Russian-themed program will open with the energetic Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila by Glinka.

Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Bach to Brahms, from Bartók to Adès, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire. He has appeared with every major orchestra in North America, and during the current season he will play numerous return engagements in the U.S., as well as the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall in May. Among his other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK, the inaugural Warner Music Prize, a Grammy Award, as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK. Hadelich has recently been appointed to the violin faculty at Yale University.

Presented by @cofcmusic and sponsored by Frank and Peggy Oldham, this March concert at the Sottile Theatre makes the perfect holiday gift for a music lover. Experience local talent and internationally acclaimed musicians this spring at the College of Charleston Orchestra Spring Concert. Tickets are now available at GSBO or at go.cofc.edu/orchestra.

College of Charleston School of the Arts presents professional concerts, theatre & dance shows, lect College of Charleston School of the Arts — where real-world experiences in an arts-centric historic city, combined with studies with dedicated artist-scholars, offer well-rounded, individualized and real-life preparation for budding artists' careers.

Operating as usual

04/22/2022

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

SAVE THE DATE‼️ BE THERE‼️

04/22/2022
04/20/2022

Check your email and complete our confidential DEI survey! The School of the Arts DEI Committee is assessing the School of the Arts’ climate as it relates to issues of race. We value your feedback as we continue important conversations about race in SOTA.

Please complete the survey by May 11th.

College of Charleston International Piano Series ends season with a Grammy-nominated collaboration 04/19/2022

College of Charleston International Piano Series ends season with a Grammy-nominated collaboration

College of Charleston International Piano Series ends season with a Grammy-nominated collaboration Operatic baritone Will Liverman and pianist Paul Sánchez—Director of Piano Studies at CofC and Artistic Director of the university's International Piano Series—are joining together once again for the first Charleston performance of works from their acclaimed album Dreams of a New Day: Songs by ...

Review: A world premiere (and a Masterworks, too) thrills with symphony's excellence 04/19/2022

Review: A world premiere (and a Masterworks, too) thrills with symphony's excellence

Thank you to The Post and Courier for the raving review of SOTA Dean Edward Hart's Charleston Concerto "Hart of Tchaikovsky" with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

"They were, in a word or two, on fire."

Review: A world premiere (and a Masterworks, too) thrills with symphony's excellence After repeated, pandemic postponements Charleston Symphony, joined by Harlem Quartet, premieres composer Edward Hart's highly anticipated "A Charleston Concerto,"

04/16/2022

UPDATE: CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

On April 21 at 7:30PM, the College of Charleston Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, led by Rob Taylor, presents its FREE 2022 Spring Concert at Second Presbyterian Church.

Featured repertoire will include Johannes Brahms' best known motet Warm ist das licht gegeben; works by popular American composers Jake Runestadt, Moses Hogan, and Eric Whitacre; and fun arrangements made popular by the King Singers performed by the CofC Madrigal Singers.

https://go.activecalendar.com/cofc/event/cofc-concert-choir-performance-1/

College of Charleston Department of Music
#chsarts #cofcarts #cofc #charlestonsc #concerts #cofcsota #ArtisticHeartbeatSOTA

Fresh from Grammy nomination, songs from Black artists set for Charleston's Sottile 04/15/2022

Fresh from Grammy nomination, songs from Black artists set for Charleston's Sottile

The final IPS concert is just a few days away and what a way to end the season! Paul Sánchez and Will Liverman will take the stage to perform songs off their widely acclaimed album "Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers.”

“Grammy winner Will Liverman is one of the most sought-after baritones in the world. We are thrilled to welcome him to the College of Charleston to perform with our own Grammy-nominated pianist, Paul Sánchez,” said Edward Hart, School of the Arts dean at College of Charleston.

Before the concert, College of Charleston Chief Diversity Officer Rénard Harris will lead a pre-concert talk with some of the artists, including Charleston's first Poet Laureate, Marcus Amaker, who wrote text for part of the album's centerpiece song, "Two Black Churches”.

College of Charleston: Office of Institutional Diversity
College of Charleston Department of Music

Fresh from Grammy nomination, songs from Black artists set for Charleston's Sottile A chart-topping, Grammy-nominated album featuring Black composers will be performed live by its artistic team for the College of Charleston's International Piano Series.

Charleston Symphony Inclusion Orchestral Fellowship 04/14/2022

Charleston Symphony Inclusion Orchestral Fellowship

Charleston Symphony Inclusion Orchestral Fellowship The Charleston Symphony announces auditions for the inaugural: ORCHESTRAL FELLOWSHIP A two-year engagement for five string musicians as part of the CSO's Inclusion Fellowship program. GENERAL INFORMATION The Charleston Symphony Inclusion Orchestral Fellowship is now accepting applications and video....

'Cabaret' returns to CofC after 17 years - Charleston City Paper 04/14/2022

'Cabaret' returns to CofC after 17 years - Charleston City Paper

TONIGHT is the opening night of Cabaret!
7:30PM at Sottile Theatre
College of Charleston Theatre and Dance

'Cabaret' returns to CofC after 17 years - Charleston City Paper Cabaret has stood the test of time — wowing audiences since its smash hit 1966 Broadway debut, an Academy Award-winning 1972 film and the countless revivals and reimaginings that have included such stars as Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams and Liza Minelli. Cabaret is gearing up to wow Charleston a...

04/13/2022

Leaders from the Charleston arts community will come together TOMORROW for a discussion about #AdvancingInclusion at the Charleston Symphony.

Panel speakers will include CSO Conductor Kellen Gray, CSO Executive Director Michael Smith, CSO Fellow Jailan Williams, CofC VP and Chief Diversity Officer Rénard Harris, and ARTM Associate Professor Karen Chandler.
In partnership with the College of Charleston - School of the Arts, the Charleston Symphony honors its pledge for an action-driven approach to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts by launching the Charleston Symphony Inclusion Fellowship (CSIF).

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/84742328383?pwd=ZHplZ0paQmRWMGlGT2dkcU5CSFlLQT09

There's More to College of Charleston's "Cabaret" Than the Performances! | FOX 24 News Now 04/12/2022

There's More to College of Charleston's "Cabaret" Than the Performances! | FOX 24 News Now

College of Charleston Theatre and Dance is putting on a production of the multi-Tony Award winning musical, “Cabaret.” Todd McNerney, Associate Dean and Professor of Theatre, joined FOX 24 for a discussion about "Cabaret" showing April 14-16 at Sottile Theatre, 7:30PM.

There's More to College of Charleston's "Cabaret" Than the Performances! | FOX 24 News Now The College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance is putting on a production of the multi-Tony Award winning musical, “Cabaret.” We're joined by th...

04/08/2022

Third time’s a charm for the "Hart of Tchaikovsky" concert featuring this incredibly special piece by our own Dean Edward Hart chronicling the discovery of Charleston, it's complicated history, and an optimistic approach to the future. Learn more about this April 16th concert in the caption below.

Worth the wait! Meant to premiere in April of 2020 and once again postponed this past January as we navigated the effects of the pandemic, we eagerly await the premiere of @sotacofc Dean, composer, and CSO friend Edward Hart's "A Charleston Concerto" featuring the Grammy award-winning @harlemquartet next Saturday, April 16th at noon and 7:30pm 👏🎻

Third time’s a charm for "Hart of Tchaikovsky" featuring this incredibly special piece by Hart chronicling the discovery of Charleston, it's complicated history, and an optimistic approach to the future.

“While the cancellation of the April 2020 premiere was disappointing, I remember thinking that when the piece is eventually played, it means that our world is in a safer and better place," says composer Edward Hart. That time has finally arrived 🤩

Join the CSO, Edward Hart, and the internationally-renowned Harlem Quartet next Saturday at the Gaillard Center for this spectacular performance. Visit www.CharlestonSymphony.org for tickets 🎶 see you at the hall!

Photos from College of Charleston - School of the Arts's post 04/07/2022

Let's celebrate student excellence TODAY at the College of Charleston expo highlighting research, scholarship, creative inquiry and community service!

Photos from College of Charleston - School of the Arts's post 04/06/2022

Behind the scenes of College of Charleston Theatre and Dance Cabaret. Showing April 14-16 at Sottile Theatre 7:30PM.
📸: Annie Morraye

More info+ tickets: https://theatre.cofc.edu/about-the-department/now-playing.php#cabaret

Will Liverman & Paul Sánchez to perform their Grammy-nominated "Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers," April 19, 2022 04/04/2022

Will Liverman & Paul Sánchez to perform their Grammy-nominated "Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers," April 19, 2022

What an honor for our faculty member Paul Sánchez (and Will Liverman!) to be Grammy-nominated! Watch a concert of "Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers" performed by these stellar performers at our College of Charleston International Piano Series, April 19. https://music.cofc.edu/concerts/international-piano-series/#concerts

Will Liverman & Paul Sánchez to perform their Grammy-nominated "Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers," April 19, 2022 Globally recognized operatic baritone Will Liverman and acclaimed pianist (CofC faculty member) Paul Sánchez will perform their album “Dreams of a New…

04/03/2022

Fingers crossed for College of Charleston Department of Music faculty member Paul Sánchez! His album, Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers, with operatic baritone Will Liverman is up for a Grammy tomorrow! Watch the awards ceremony tomorrow at 3:30 at live.GRAMMY.com. We are so proud of you, Paul and Will!

04/01/2022

Forget all your troubles at the Cabaret April 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 at College of Charleston - Sottile Theatre

With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, College of Charleston Theatre and Dance's production "Cabaret" explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Directed by Todd McNerney with musical direction by Laura Turner and choreography by Nakeisha Daniel;
recommended for ages 16+.

The 4/16 performance will include live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters.

go.cofc.edu/cabaret

03/31/2022

Art & Architectural History, College of Charleston student Gabriella Rowsam’s research found that the number of historic structures the College has preserved on campus doesn’t come close to how many it has demolished over the years—a surprising discovery considering our beautiful Campus is known for its housing and offices tucked away in historic buildings.

Read about the demolished buildings and the people who occupied them in the College Today article by Alicia Lutz.

https://today.cofc.edu/2022/01/27/students-campus-research-is-an-historic-undertaking/

Photos from College of Charleston - School of the Arts's post 03/30/2022

“Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers,” a highly acclaimed album by College of Charleston Department of Music faculty member Paul Sánchez & operatic baritone Will Liverman, is up for a Grammy this Sunday! Cheer on these talented artists, and reserve tickets early to the Charleston debut of their acclaimed album taking place April 19th at College of Charleston - Sottile Theatre. The performance marks the season finale of the College of Charleston International Piano Series & includes a pre-concert talk with Marcus Amaker, whose poem “The Rain” is part of the album’s centerpiece song “Two Black Churches.”

Watch the Grammy Premiere Ceremony at 3:30PM on Sunday at live.GRAMMY.com. Learn about the concert + get tickets at the link in bio or visit go.cofc.edu/ips. (Tickets are FREE for youth & CofC students/faculty/staff but must be reserved ahead of time.)

#cofcsota #chsarts #cofcarts #ArtisticHeartbeatSOTA #collegeofcharleston #charlestonsc #cofc #internationalpianoseries #Grammy #Grammys #Billboard #music #blackcomposers

Theatre Students Recognized at Kennedy Center Festival 03/29/2022

Theatre Students Recognized at Kennedy Center Festival

Theatre Students Recognized at Kennedy Center Festival Students in the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance recently brought home several awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region IV, with one theatre major heading to the national competition next month. The following CofC students were recogni...

Photos from College of Charleston - School of the Arts's post 03/28/2022

Last week was a big one for SOTA.

The opening reception of Young Contemporaries 2022 was held at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, which highlighted the artistic talent across the College of Charleston campus. This installation is on view until April 23rd.

Grammy Award winning violinist Augustin Hadelich headlined with senior Misha Pekar. The College of Charleston Department of Music concert opened with the Ukrainian national anthem as a tribute to the nation.

03/25/2022

Catch the College of Charleston Theatre and Dance show 'Wanderlust' this weekend! March 26 & 27 at Sottile Theatre
go.cofc.edu/wanderlust

Photos from Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art's post 03/24/2022

Congratulations to the award winners in the 37th annual juried student exhibition, Young Contemporaries 2022!
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Check out pics of the opening reception & awards ceremony before visiting the galleries to see the work of this accomplished group of students.

11:00AM – 4:00PM, Mon-Sat
11:00AM – 7:00PM on Thursdays
Admission to the galleries is free courtesy of our awesome members!

03/19/2022

Wan·der·lust /ˈwändərˌləst/ - a strong desire to travel….
Directed by Gretchen McLaine and presented by College of Charleston Theatre and Dance, this dance concert explores various aspects of wanderlust as seen through the eyes of our talented student choreographers.

Join us on March 26th and 27th at College of Charleston - Sottile Theatre for a night of dance that asks why some people experience an arch to wander or travel, while others are content to remain where they are.

http://Go.CofC.edu/wanderlust

'Young Contemporaries' Exhibition Showcases Student Talent From Across Campus 03/18/2022

'Young Contemporaries' Exhibition Showcases Student Talent From Across Campus

Looking forward to today’s opening and awards ceremony!

'Young Contemporaries' Exhibition Showcases Student Talent From Across Campus The opening reception for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s 37th annual Young Contemporaries exhibition is 5–7 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun Street. The event is free and open to the public. Juried by

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