CSO and Verdi Make the Rafters Ring

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Often called Verdi’s “Sacred Opera,” his Requiem—perhaps more political in purpose than sacred—came at a pivotal point in Italian history, serving as a kind of musical capstone to the long and turbulent process of national unification…

Ambitious CSO presents heartfelt Verdi Requiem

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday at the Sottile Theatre, then, was something of a minor miracle, a musical restoration completed, a clear indication that the symphony provides Charleston with something essential and fundamental: an expression of itself.

CSO opens season on a high note

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Special to The Post and Courier, October 13, 2012 By Leah Harrison With opera composer Verdi’s three fateful knocks, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra opened the 2012-2013 season Friday with a theme of destiny and the heavens. Though it may seem a bold move to invite fate into a new hall with a guest conductor, the … Read More

Choir Warms Gaillard

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Post & Courier – June 6, 2012 By Bill Gudger The first of two concerts by the Spoleto Festival USA forces bids farewell to the Gaillard Auditorium before its renovation. Tuesday night was the choral/orchestral concert. Under the baton of Joseph Flummerfelt, the choral conductor for the festival since its inception in 1977, this … Read More

A Blissful Mahler Performance

Friday, April 27, 2012

Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) April 27, 2012 BY ADAM PARKER The sheer numbers were impressive. It’s not often you get to see the Gaillard stage filled edge to edge and feel the wide-open hall vibrate with such a big sound. Leave it to Gustav Mahler to write a symphony that requires two … Read More

Review: Choral/Orchestral Concert Lives up to its Scale

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

By Lily Betjeman Special to The Post and Courier Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Earning standing ovations for two of the three pieces performed, the Choral/Orchestral Concert for the Spoleto Festival USA offered expressive and at times sublime interpretations of work by Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner and Leonard Bernstein. Both the Brahms and the Bruckner pieces … Read More

Pulling It Together

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Special strategies help 2 choirs, orchestra overcome hurdles, combine for memorable concert. By Jessica Showers Special to The Post and Courier Monday, June 6, 2011 Each year, the Choral/Orchestral Concert features two choirs and an orchestra all under the renowned direction of conductor Joseph Flummerfelt. But with just two combined rehearsals before the big night, … Read More

COMMENTARY: Honoring David Stahl with Requiem

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Brahms’ choral work brings musical groups together By Adam Parker The Post and Courier – Sunday, April 24, 2011 The spirit of David Stahl was invoked repeatedly during the week of April 11 as Robert Taylor prepared the Charleston Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, College of Charleston Concert Choir and members of his own Taylor … Read More

Tribute to Stahl Reaches New Heights

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It was a night to remember, and the Charleston Symphony Chorus wants to be sure it continues to be.  As director Rob Taylor said, “The choral forces on stage for this Tribute to David were unprecedented.”   Indeed it was a “Taylor-made” combined chorus, featuring the Charleston Symphony Chorus, the College of Charleston Concert Choir and … Read More

In Finale – to Frank Stahl

Monday, April 18, 2011

Frank Stahl, father of Maestro David Stahl, passed away on Sunday, April 17th – the morning after our Tribute concert to his charismatic son.