Upstate Calendar of Events

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Mar
12
Sat
2016
Grammy Award-Winning SteelDrivers Roll Into Walhalla, Spartanburg @ Walhalla Civic Auditorium
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm

steeldriversGrammy Award-Winning SteelDrivers Roll Into Walhalla
The SteelDrivers is a group of seasoned bluegrass veterans – each distinguished in his or her own right bring their high energy show back to the WCA! They have braided their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling.www.steeldrivers.com
Sponsored by Trehel Corporation and Old Towne Pizza Buffet.

Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. Walhalla Civic Auditorium, 101 E.N. Broad Street in Walhalla.
Tickets are $14-33. Call (864) 638-5277 or visit www.walhallacivic.com

The Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Steeldrivers will also perform in concert at Chapman Cultural Center Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and going fast! Most recently, they took home the 2016 Grammy for Best Album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings.

Only Nashville could give birth to a band like the SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans – each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in the town’s commercial community – who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls’ reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply “an incredible combination.”

The SteelDrivers’ brand of bluegrass – intense, dark, poetic, and inescapably human – is a refreshing reminder of the timeless power of stringband music, and is captured perfectly on The SteelDrivers. Produced by Nashville ace Luke Wooten, The SteelDrivers was recorded mostly live on the studio floor, vocals and all. Its songs grapple with classic themes of regret, love, and redemption, from the escalating prison lament of “Midnight Train to Memphis” to the chilling murderer’s plea encapsulated in “If It Hadn’t Been for Love.” “East Kentucky Home” is a timeless traditional bluegrass lament, with its strains of homesickness, loss, and abandonment, but ingeniously reinvented with off-kilter rhythmic accents and a decidedly contemporary chord progression.
 

Apr
8
Fri
2016
Meet the Cast of ‘Into the Woods’ at Performing Arts Renaissance Theatre Fundraiser @ Marriot Spartanburg
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

part benefitPerforming Arts Renaissance Theatre – Meet the Cast Play Your PART on April 8
The new Performing Arts Renaissance Theatre will hold its first fundraiser April 8 complete with cash bar, raffle, performances by “Into the Woods” cast members, and a silent auction and raffle for items that include: “The Phantom of the Opera” package with 2 premium tickets for the Broadway show in New York City and an exclusive backstage tour of the Majestic Theatre, a two-night stay at the Spartanburg Marriott, and others. Dress is smart casual, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Marriott, 299 N. Church Street. Tickets are $30 and available on PART’s website http://www.scpart.org. And tickets are available for “Into the Woods” “Into the Woods” which will run Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8 at the Performing Arts Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate, 800 University Way in Spartanburg.

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Grammy Award-Winning SteelDrivers Roll Into Chapman Cultural Center @ Walhalla Civic Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

steeldrivers

The Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Steeldrivers will perform in concert at Chapman Cultural Center Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and going fast! Most recently, they took home the 2016 Grammy for Best Album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings.

Only Nashville could give birth to a band like the SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans – each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in the town’s commercial community – who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls’ reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply “an incredible combination.”

The SteelDrivers’ brand of bluegrass – intense, dark, poetic, and inescapably human – is a refreshing reminder of the timeless power of stringband music, and is captured perfectly on The SteelDrivers. Produced by Nashville ace Luke Wooten, The SteelDrivers was recorded mostly live on the studio floor, vocals and all. Its songs grapple with classic themes of regret, love, and redemption, from the escalating prison lament of “Midnight Train to Memphis” to the chilling murderer’s plea encapsulated in “If It Hadn’t Been for Love.” “East Kentucky Home” is a timeless traditional bluegrass lament, with its strains of homesickness, loss, and abandonment, but ingeniously reinvented with off-kilter rhythmic accents and a decidedly contemporary chord progression.
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East Saint John St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
chapmanculturalcenter.org
(864) 542-2787

Apr
30
Sat
2016
A LATIN FLAVOR | guest soloist, Pepe Romero @ Twitchell Auditorium
Apr 30 @ 11:00 pm – May 1 @ 2:00 am
A LATIN FLAVOR | guest soloist, Pepe Romero @ Twitchell Auditorium |  |  |

In a splendid mix of Spanish flavored music, the SPO celebrates Cinco de Mayo with music by Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and even a little Mozart. Legendary soloist Pepe Romero brings the timeless Rodrigo Aranjuez concerto to Sparkle City!

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Sep
10
Sat
2016
2016 March and Festival @ Barnet Park
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2016 March and Festival @ Barnet Park |  |  |

More information to come! Save the Date!

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Oct
14
Fri
2016
Screams and Movie Themes by Spartanburg Community Band @ Chapman Cultural Center
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm

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Spartanburg Community Band
Friday, Oct. 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Spartanburg Community Band is back at it again with a new season of concerts for you to enjoy. This first concert entitled “Screams and Movie Themes” will focus on music of the theatrical genre as well as a few old favorites. More info on song selections as the date draws near. This is a FREE concert, please bring a friend!
Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E Saint John St. in Spartanburg.

Oct
28
Fri
2016
Cafea Vampyre by Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra @ Chapman Cultural Center
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm

cafe-vampire-2Cafea Vampyre
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Oct. 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Experience “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” – the movie that film critics rank as one of the best and scariest of all time – as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen accompanied by live music! Performing a score that incorporates the beautiful and dark strains of Brahms’s chamber music, the SPO strings will accompany the eerie ‘Vampyre Count’ as he makes his trek from Transylvania …into your nightmares. Concert sponsors are Marriot of Spartanburg and Hub City Tap House, drinks and hors d’oeuvres are included with the price of admission. Reception at 5:30 p.m. and screening at 6:30 p.m. Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East Saint John St. in Spartanburg. Tickets are $25. Call (864) 542-2787 or visit chapmanculturalcenter.org

Apr
24
Mon
2017
A Farewell Celebration for Maestro Sarah Ioannides
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm

A Farewell Celebration for Maestro Sarah Ioannides
Music, Laughter, & Friendship!
After 12 years of concerts, community and education programming, we say a very fond farewell to our music director Sarah Ioannides. Join us in celebrating the music gifts and legacy of Sarah.
Silent Auction, Delicious Food, Champagne & Whiskey Tasting. lots of surprises!

April 24, 2017
5:30-8:00pm
Azalea Room, Spartanburg Marriott

$75/person
Silent Auction, Whiskey & Champagne Tasting, Music Surprises, and MORE!

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TICKETS: http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/gala2017

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Spartanburg Philharmonic Presents Grand Finale @ Converse College Twichell Auditorium
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

The LAST CHANCE to hear Maestro Sarah Ioannides as Music Director of the SPO!

Bringing her 12 year tenure full circle, the program showcases selections from her first performances here in Spartanburg. From her debut as Music Director of the SPO, Ioannides will again partner with the Converse Chorale, offering Debussy’s hauntingly beautiful “Nocturnes, III. Sirènes.” The concert will conclude with the wonderfully popular “Symphony no. 3” by Saint-Saëns featuring Brennan Szafron on the organ. This remarkable masterpiece was the first that Ioannides conducted in Spartanburg.

The program will also feature soloist Rhea Jacobus, principal flute in the SPO, performing Fauré’s “Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra.”

Chris Vaneman will host “Classical Conversations” in the auditorium from 6:15-6:45pm – show up early and get the back story to these masterworks!

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Launches Project Maestro Saturday @ Converse College Twichell Auditorium
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm
Stefan Sanders

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2017-2018 season with the launch of Project Maestro: the search for the SPO’s new conductor. The season opener will be held on Saturday, September 16 at Twichell Auditorium from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and conducted by the first of three finalists, Stefan Sanders. Tickets start at $26 each and can be purchased online at SpartanburgPhilharmonic.org, by telephone (864.278.9671) or in person at Twichell’s box office. Youth and Teacher pricing is also available.

“Classical Conversations,” a pre-concert chat, will begin at 6:15pm and will be co-hosted by Jamarcus Gaston from WSPA and Dr. Chris Vaneman, Director of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College.

Sanders’ program will open with Mozart’s Symphony no. 39, followed by Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with guest soloist and South Carolina native, Claire Bryant. The evening will conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, arguably one of the most famous symphonies ever written.

“I am immensely honored to be a finalist for music director of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The SPO attracted me because the organization is 100% committed to strengthening Spartanburg’s identity through experiences that bring people together in meaningful ways” he says.

Stefan was introduced to concerts by his father. He began his musical career by learning the violin and later became an internationally renowned trombonist. Mesmerized by the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra, his love for music eventually led him to the baton.

In looking forward to the concert, Bryant says, “I couldn’t be more excited to return to my home state of South Carolina to perform with the outstanding musicians of the SPO under the baton of Stefan Sanders – a fellow alumni of The Juilliard School! Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations is one of the beloved pieces of the cello concerto repertoire, succinctly featuring many of the virtues and characters of the cello – elegance, lyricism, and virtuosity.  I look forward to returning home to share a wonderful musical experience with the Spartanburg community!”

For the past 22 months, the SPO has conducted a worldwide search for its next Musical Director and conductor. Executive Director, Kathryn Boucher says, “I am thrilled for what each of our finalists will bring to our season. I think Stefanbrings a unique perspective to our orchestra, coming from such an experienced background in leading orchestras around the country.

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