Charleston Symphony Orchestra announces season lineup

And the Music Director search is on

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The Charleston Symphony Orchestra might be losing their home base while the Gaillard closes for renovations, but they’re moving forward with a jam-packed new season, which they announced on Monday. They’re temporarily setting up shop at the Sottile Theatre, and they’ll be offering more performances of each concert due to the reduced venue size.

The 2012-2013 season will include all three of the CSO’s subscription series concerts, with five Masterworks, three Pops, and five Chamber Orchestra concerts, plus special events. The Masterworks Series includes Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Verdi’s Requiem, Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2, and more. The Pops Series features Cirque de la Symphonie, a blend of acrobatics, aerialists, and music, along with a collection of American standards from the 1920s and beyond. And the popular Chamber Series, which will again be held in the Dock Street Theatre, will feature works by Bach, Haydn, and Vivaldi.

In other news, the CSO is officially looking for a new music director. Previous director David Stahl passed away in October 2010. The CSO has formed a committee of musicians, board members, community leaders, and advisory staff to review applications and nominations. They’ll be accepting applications through May, and final candidates will be announced in September.

Find out more at charlestonsymphony.org or call (843) 723-7528.

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