February 2 - March 2 - FREE
Printmaker Chloe Alexander will feature her latest work in the Milliken Art Gallery in CONSTRUCT & ASSEMBLE. The exhibition is a visual case study that explores social conditioning from the everyday perspective of “the other;” in this case, a Black person living in the American South. “My work is a form of story-telling. Inspired by the rich, high contrast illustrations found in illuminated texts, graphic novels, and children’s fairy tales, the often-whimsical imagery and characters that I create are meant to provoke a sense of nostalgia and familiarity within the viewer,” states Alexander.

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Junior Recital: Ivana Carlson, violin

February 3 at 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - FREE
The Petrie School of Music presents a Junior Recital featuring the works of Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Manuel de Falla. This event is free and open to the public.

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Graduate Ensemble: Catherine Black, piano

February 3 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - FREE
The Petrie School of Music presents a Graduate Ensemble Recital by Catherine Black, piano and featuring Ivana Carlson, violin. The program includes works by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Manuel de Falla. This event is free and open to the public.

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2023 Spartanburg Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Winter Warmer

February 5 at 3:00 pm
This concert is sure to amaze as the warm glow of familiar pieces fills the concert halls. This winter our Youth Orchestra is keeping you warmer with a red-hot performance that you simply can’t miss!
The Spartanburg Philharmonic Youth Orchestra programs provide beginning and advanced musical training for instrumental students in Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas. The Senior Youth Orchestra serves all musicians in Grades 9-12 and the Junior Youth Orchestra is open to string students in Grades 6-8.
A Livestream ticket option is being offered to those who cannot attend the live concert. A link will be sent to your email address one hour before the concert begins.

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Spartanburg Philharmonic: Heart, Soul & Cello

February 11 at 7:00 pm
Brought to life by guest conductor, Nadège Foofat, each note weaves its way into your soul, captivating and moving you to places that defy description. In fact, we dare you not to cry! And when played by the equally dazzling and expressive soloist, Claire Bryant, checking your own emotions will be no small feat. And while Elgar’s lush piece is the capstone, we begin with Jennifer Higdon’s soaringly tender and contemplative blue cathedral which will set your soul to singing. The program concludes with Shumann’s illustrative and idyllic Symphony No. 3.

Pre-Concert Reception at Wilson Hall
Guests attending the performance of Heart, Soul & Cello can enjoy a complimentary reception on February 11 at 6:00 pm with beverages (wine and beer included for guests 21 years and older) while chatting with fellow concertgoers, mingling with members of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Board of Directors, and maybe even meeting the evening’s guest conductor.

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2023 Faculty Recital: Chris Vaneman, flute

February 23 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - FREE
The Petrie School of Music presents “…All the Songs,” a recital by Chris Vaneman, flute with Steven Graff, piano. Featuring instrumental pieces that are vocal in character, the program includes works by J.S. Bach, Franz Schubert, David Del Tredici, and Dan Welcher.
This event is free and open to the public, and also available via livestream at the start of the event.

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Guest Artist Series: Oskar Espina-Ruiz, clarinet

February 24 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - FREE
The Petrie School of Music Guest Artist Series Presents a guest artist recital by Oskar Espina-Ruiz, clarinet, and Dmitri Vorobiev, piano. Featuring new works by pioneer American composers Valerie Coleman, Amanda Harberg and David Maslanka, and Puerto Rican composer Alfonso Fuentes, the program reflects on the influence of jazz and folk music on modern composers. This event is free and open to the public.
The live stream will begin at the start of the event.

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2023 Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship Event

February 24 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - FREE
High school seniors are invited to audition for talent-based scholarships with the School of the Arts. Students will prepare an audition or portfolio to present in Art & Design, Theatre & Dance, or Music.
The registration link will take you to a detailed description of your audition/portfolio requirements. You will also have the opportunity to submit your audition/portfolio virtually if you are unable to attend a PVA in person.

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Carlos Moseley Series: Chanticleer

February 27 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer quickly took its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world.

Chanticleer’s repertoire is rooted in the Renaissance, and has continued to expand to include a wide range of classical, gospel, jazz, popular music, and a deep commitment to the commissioning of new compositions and arrangements. 

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