Charleston Symphony opens 2015-16 “Magnetic South” series with Górecki program

Posted on: November 17, 2015

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina will present a program of music by Henryk Górecki on November 17 as the first concert on its 2015-16 Magnetic South series featuring contemporary classical music. Magnetic South is a collaboration between the CSO and the College of Charleston Department of Music. The concert was postponed from October 2 due to flooding. Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, an associate professor of music theory and composition at the College of Charleston, will conduct the concert at College of Charleston’s Simons Center for the Arts, with the program to feature Górecki’s String Quartet No. 3 (“Songs are Sung”), Three Pieces in the Old Style, and Requiem for a Polish Woman for piano and chamber ensemble, featuring College of Charleston faculty member Happy Byrd as soloist.

Posted November 17, 2015