Rachel Sanders Suzuki

Suzuki and traditional Violin and Viola lessons for students of any age. This method is built on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's belief that every child has the ability to learn music and become a compassionate citizen if given a loving and supportive environment.

The Suzuki Method is a format in which students (ages 3 and up), their care-givers, and the teachers can openly communicate with each other in order to provide a positive learning environment. Each student learns their instrument in a caring environment through listening, repetition, and a series of attainable goals.

Mission: This method is built on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's belief that every child has the ability to learn music and become compassionate if given the opportunity. After studying how young children learn language- aurally first, then through writing- Dr. Suzuki decided to tailor an approach to learning an instrument that used similar techniques. He developed this method not only to produce generations of musicians, but rather hoped that by learning to perform music and interact with others in a positive and respectful manner his students would become compassionate and caring human beings.

Charleston Symphony


The Charleston Symphony wants to do our part in lifting you up as we all face this challenging time!

To help do this, we have created the Charleston Symphony Channel on our website as a place for you to access our videos. We have divided the content into separate categories to cater to all your classical music interests.

Be sure to take a look and follow us along on this wonderful online musical journey. We hope you enjoy!

Check it out here: https://charlestonsymphony.org/cso-channel/

Charleston Symphony

Make sure to listen to Ohm Radio Charleston (96.3FM) tomorrow, 3/26 and Friday, 3/27 at 1pm & 11pm to hear some music from us! 🎼

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

We are so grateful for your continued support of the performing arts!

Charleston Symphony

The Charleston Symphony is thrilled to announce this season’s previous special collaboration, Pictures At An Exhibition with award-winning watercolorist, Mary Whyte will be REBROADCASTED this weekend! We are excited to welcome back Mayor John Tecklenburg for a brief message. Mayor John Tecklenburg was the Lincoln Portrait narrator during our October performance. Click below to view the trailer!

Friday, March 27

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” was composed 100 years ago, first as a work for piano and then as a virtuoso piece for orchestra. Its four short movements, Prélude, Forlane, Menuet, and Rigaudon were written in the style of traditional Baroque suite, and each were dedicated to one of Ravel’s friends who died during the 1st World War.
Every instrument and every musician contributes so much in this piece, and the result is a perfect mix of sweet phrases, rich tonality, and is a demonstration of the students’ musical and athletic ability. Recorded February 23, 2020.

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

We hope you enjoy listening to this recent performance by the Chamber Orchestra. Written 213 years ago during a time of war and crisis across Europe, Beethoven's music gives voice to the idea of force, of struggle, and the triumph of people over both.🎻📯

Seattle Symphony

This week the orchestra will offer free video broadcasts and livestreams to share strength, comfort and unity with our community in Seattle and around the world during this uncertain time.

Concerts will be broadcast here and on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/seattlesymphony

Charleston Symphony

EXCITING NEWS! We now have a limited number of seats available for this Thursday's Ranky Tanky performance! Hurry! These tickets are sure to sell out quickly!

Not able to make this performance? Make sure to visit our FB page at 7:30pm on Thursday for our live broadcast of Ranky Tanky with the CSO!


Charleston Symphony


So what's the new season all about? In the words of Music Director Ken Lam...

"In honor of Beethoven's 250th birthday this year, the CSO will perform many of his greatest works, including all nine of his symphonies (the Fourth Symphony will be performed on Kiawah Island) and his “Emperor” Piano Concerto. We will also perform favorites like Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, Pablo de Sarasate’s “Gypsy Airs,” and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. And in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, we will perform works by five women composers whose music has gone overlooked for far too long."

Subscriptions are on sale now! Visit https://charlestonsymphony.org/subscriptions/ or call 843-723-7528 for more information.

Renewing Subscribers: Deadline to renew your seats is April 10.
New Subscribers: Get your orders in now! Best available seating is first come, first served.

the Gibbes museum

Hey residents of Charleston County: you can now check out membership passes to the Gibbes with the Charleston County Public Library!

We love partnering with the library (including Literary Gibbes Book Club, Story Time at the Gibbes, Summer reading partners), and this is just the next step towards our mission of making art accessible to all.


Charleston Symphony

Magnetic South, the collaborative project with the College of Charleston Department of Music, will feature Chris Lindgren, Principal Trombone of the CSO playing Luciano Berio's Sequenza V for Trombone Solo. Check out a sneak peek below!

This Thursday, February 20th, 7:30pm at the Simons Center Recital Hall.

The Sydney Morning Herald

He's only 11 years old but Christian Li can fire up an entire orchestra as a solo violinist 🎻 The music prodigy has already won a prize at one of the world's most prestigious competitions 🎶 His little secret? A banana before every show to calm his nerves and power his performances.

Christian will perform with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in September in Sydney and Melbourne.

Read more: http://bit.ly/ChristianViolinSMH

Rachel Sanders Suzuki

Getting ready for a new school year!

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Did you know that the ASO has a special chamber series for our youngest patrons? Music for the Very Young, designed for ages 5 and under, is on sale now!

5 and Under: Free
Adult: $15
Ages 6-17: $8



The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra and Charleston Symphony Youth Strings are holding auditions on Saturday, August 17th for interested strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion students. If you are interested please follow the link below:


charlestonsymphony.org The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), a core education program of the Charleston Symphony (CSO), is one of the leading youth orchestras of South Carolina and provides serious middle and high school musicians an opportunity to perform symphonic music with a high standard of musical excellen...


Livestream - Watch Classical & Chamber Music Free - Bowdoin Festival

Watch the Horszowski Trio's masterclass live starting at 11am today: https://www.bowdoinfestival.org/festivalive/

bowdoinfestival.org Watch world-class classical music and chamber music performances from one of the nation's premiere summer classical music festivals. Starting June 24.

Any guesses?

Quiz for the week:

The Post and Courier

Win 2 free tickets to a performance in the new 2019-2020 season!

NPR Classical

Another sonata by the 'Caped Crusader.'


Spotlight Concert Series


piccolospoleto.com Spotlight Concert Series Second Presbyterian Church 342 Meeting Street **Unless Otherwise Noted Mepkin Abbey | Memorial Day Concert Music of Heaven - The Eternal Gift Monday, May 27, 4:00pm Dedicated to Abbot Francis Kline and Maestro Joseph Flummerfelt Mepkin Abbey’s beautiful and tranquil church...

The Post and Courier

Can't afford the high ticket prices of Spoleto? That doesn't mean you have to miss out on this year's festival.

Bowdoin International Music Festival

Live streaming provides world-class chamber music to all music-lovers, regardless of mobility, financial limitations, or time constraints.

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra - Youth Concerto Competition

Who is Eligible?
Musicians who play violin viola, cello or bass (We are not inluding other orchestral instruments this year), age 18 or younger who have not graduated high school are eligible to participate in the competition. Applicants must reside permanently in AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN or VA. Previous grand prize winners are not eligible.

Audition Piece
Your selection must be a recognized solo (single orchestral instrument only, not piano) with orchestral accompaniment (not an arrangement, transcription or student work), even if not properly titled ‘concerto,’ and it must be a work for which score and parts are currently available. It MUST be a minimum of 6 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes (longer submissions are acceptable) with the competitor performing the preponderance of the time. The selection may be edited to meet the time limit. The competition reserves the right to require cuts to fit available time for the finals. Failure to meet the minimum time limitation will result in disqualification. The selection you perform when you apply is the selection you will be required to perform in person (with the possible exception of cuts to meet the time limt which will be required by the competition), should you be selected as a finalist.

Up to 10 finalists will be selected by a screening jury from all submitted selections. Applicants will be notified of the selection via email by December 1, 2019. Finalists will perform their selection from memory, for judges and a live audience, in concert, Saturday, February 1, 2020 on Hilton Head Island. Selection of prize winners will be announced at the conclusion of the concert. Finalists are responsible for providing their own accompanist or using one assigned by the competition, at a cost of $150, in accordance with the guidelines described in the detailed instruction. Finalists will receive copies of the judges evaluation forms approximately3 weeks after the finals.

First Prize:* $1200 cash
$ 700 scholarship to the Philadelphia International Music Festival
A solo performance with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
Second Prize*:$ 700 cash
$ 500 scholarship to the Philadelphia International Music Festival
Third Prize*: $ 500 cash
$ 500 scholarship to the Philadelphia International Music Festival
All Other Finalists – $200 cash and $300 scholarship to the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Possible additional performance opportunities in the Hilton Head Area.

* Any or all of the prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges

On line registration is required and will open August, 1 2019. The deadline for registration, electronic submissions and postmark date for mailed materials is October 31, 2019. Earlier submission is highly recommended, since no extensions will be granted. We will confirm receipt of application materials by email, within 48 hours.

Additional Information
If you have questions or need additional information contact Mr. Joseph Gimbel at [email protected]
or review our application instructions

Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Thank you, Adam Parker, Post and Courier, for spreading the word on our 2019 program. We can't wait to hear Charlton Singleton at Sunset Serenade with the Charleston Symphony! Program information and tickets available at piccolospoleto.com. Box office opens at the Gaillard Center on Tuesday, alongside Spoleto Festival USA. We can't wait to see you at the Festivals! #CHSArts

Charleston Symphony

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Charleston Symphony has added a new initiative to its education and community engagement programs, the Charleston Symphony Youth Strings Ensemble (CSYS)! The CSYS is open to students grades 5-9 and designed to sharpen their ensemble skills and prepare them for performing in a full orchestra. The Charleston Symphony has also launched a search for a CSYS conductor. To learn more, visit csyo.org.

Charleston Symphony

Join the Charleston Symphony at the South Carolina Aquarium for Saltwater Sounds this Saturday, March 23rd! Performances are at 10:00am and 11:00am. Admission is free with entry to the Aquarium.

Charleston Symphony

Join the Charleston Symphony Woodwind Quintet and Percussion tonight for repertoire inspired by the exhibition Lying in Wait: Sporting Art by Ogden M. Pleissner at the Gibbes museum! 6:00pm - 7:00pm. For tickets, visit charlestonsymphony.org.

Charleston Symphony

Now is your chance to hear the Charleston Symphony and the CSO Chorus perform Mozart's Requiem, one of the western world's most spectacular artistic statements on death–which was ironically cut short by the untimely demise of its composer. Ken Lam conducts Mozart's Requiem, March 29th and 30th at the Gaillard Center. Don't wait--tickets are going fast!

Charleston Symphony

You're invited to our Pops series finale, Masquerade! This performance celebrates the best of opera and Broadway. Arrive early for photos in front of a backdrop with red carpet, specialty cocktails, and meet & greets with Maestro Yuriy Bekker and guest stars. Masquerade attire encouraged. Masks will be provided (or wear your own)! March 14th, 7:30pm performance at the Gaillard Center.

North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center

Less than a week until Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Grab your wand and get your tickets here! #HarryPotterinConcert

North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center

Just one week until Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert with the North Charleston Symphony. Will we see you there? #HarryPotterinConcert

The Charleston Museum

Space is filling up quickly for The Charleston Museum's Spring Break Camp and Summer Camps. Keep your little ones engaged all summer long at The Charleston Museum and the Dill Sanctuary. Registration is now available on the Museum's website. Museum Members receive a discount on camps, classes, events and more!

Charleston Symphony

Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter? Decide what your favorite season is while the Charleston Symphony performs Max Richter’s Four Seasons Recomposed during Royal Fireworks TONIGHT and tomorrow!


Summer Institutes 2019 | Events

Wondering where to vacation this summer? Try a Suzuki Summer Institute!


suzukiassociation.org The SAA does not run the workshops and summer institutes; it approves separate businesses to run them. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly with inquiries. To get your event listed here, please see the Event Listin...


Chamber Music at The City Gallery - Program 2

Be sure to catch the Charleston Symphony at the City Gallery next weekend. Featuring chamber works by Mozart, Dohnyani, and Schoenfield.


charlestonsymphony.org Chamber Music at The City Gallery - Program 2

Charleston Symphony

The Charleston Symphony and the South Carolina Aquarium present Saltwater Sounds: an interactive musical experience with an aquatic backdrop this Saturday 1/19. This family friendly event includes a performance at 10am and again at 11am in front of the big tank and an instrument petting zoo for children, where they can learn about a variety of musical instruments by holding and playing them.

Southern String Supply

Sale Extended for this week!!
2019 will be our 20th year in business serving the Lowcountry! We’ve gone through the showroom and the warehouse to find a TON of product we are overstocked on. All discounts shown are IN ADDITION to our regular competitive pricing, so in many instances the prices will be well below internet prices!
violins, ukuleles,celli, basses, dulcimers, clarinets...everything!!

Sale continued until Saturday December 22nd.




Chamber Music at The City Gallery

Come hear the Charleston Symphony perform Chamber Music at the City Gallery Friday and Saturday this week!


charlestonsymphony.org Join the Charleston Symphony for an evening of Chamber music at the picturesque City Gallery at Joe Riley Waterfront Park. This performance features an eclectic program featuring musicians from every section of the Charleston Symphony and explores the vast colors and styles of some of the greatest c...

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Metropolitan Symphony performs Verdi at Playathon!


Which piece of music would you ask Itzhak Perlman to play? Explore the life of the 16-time Grammy-winning musician with American Masters this Sunday at 10/9c. #AmericanMastersPBS


Magnetic South: Stravinsky, Foss, and Beyond

Calling all composers: the Charleston Symphony is still accepting scores for their Spring Magnetic South series. Details on the Symphony website: https://charlestonsymphony.org/event/magnetic-south-stravinsky-foss-and-beyond/

charlestonsymphony.org Magnetic South is an innovative partnership between the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the College of Charleston Department of Music. It combines the resources of the two institutions to present contemporary classical music in Charleston in an informative context. The goal of the Magnetic S...

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