Thursday, October 14, 2010

Music for Gold

South Carolina's Post and Courier has an article about a pretty awesome Girl Scout Gold Award project (they all are, I know)! Abby Kent has organized a six-concert series called "Music Matters". The series is not a fundraiser and is meant only to entertain and advocate for classical music in Charleston. She has invited a slew of local musicians - from the School of the Arts, Charleston Academy of Music and private studios - to join her in the series, and to highlight the need for businesses in the area to step up their support of the symphony and other music organizations.

The first concert is called "Piano Passion" and will feature Abby and others playing solo works by Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Mozart, Sibelius and Gershwin. The December concert will feature the ShamRocks. In January, the performance will include Beethoven's "Spring Sonata" and Bach's Double Concerto in D minor. Traditional Celtic music will be on offer in March. Kudos to Abby and good luck!