Gazette Sea Foam: Beaufort Symphony Orchestra preps for 25th season

July 5, 2010 

  • All performances by the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will be held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Admission is $35 for adults and $5 for youth through high school. Season subscriptions and individual tickets are available at or by calling 843-524-3593 or 843-838-9309. Remaining tickets are available at the door. Beethoven Bash! When: 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and 3 p.m. Oct. 17 Music: Beethoven's "Concerto No. 3" featuring world-renowned pianist, Daniel Adni; Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7" Winter Soiree! When: 8 p.m. Dec. 16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 19 Music: Bach's "Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor" featuring Elizabeth Tomorsky, oboe, and Fred Devyatkin, violin; Handel's "Concerto Grosso in B Major"; music of the season Starring The Orchestra! When: 8 p.m. March 3 and 3 p.m. March 6 Music: Haydn's "Symphony No. 100"; Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8" American Salute! When: 8 p.m. May 5 and 3 p.m. May 8 Music: Gould, Gershwin

Thanks to Chris Raskind for sharing the outlook for the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra's 2010-11 season.

"The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra has had a very good year, due to the loyalty of our local patrons, and as a result will be financially secure as we begin again next fall," said Chris, who heads publicity for the orchestra. "We think of ourselves as Beaufort's hometown orchestra, and are eager to attract new friends to our concerts."


By Christine A. Raskind

With the last glorious notes of Tchaikovsky's "Marche Slav" still ringing through the hall, the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra announces plans for its 25th season. Subscriptions are now available on the orchestra's website,

World-renowned keyboard artist Daniel Adni will return for the opening concert in October. Adni is a resident of London and a celebrated performer with orchestras and chamber groups throughout Europe. He appeared with the Beaufort Symphony last year, with the generous support of local music patron Martha Hoke. Hoke will again sponsor Adni's performance with the orchestra in October.

While preparing for last season's concerts, Maestro Fred Devyatkin and Adni formed both a personal friendship and a professional partnership.

"Daniel brings exceptional artistry and technical facility to his performances, and balances his passion for playing with a sense of grace and good humor," Devyatkin said.

As a fan of Ludwig van Beethoven, Devyatkin loves to program the compositions of the renowned composer. The new season's opening concert will offer two works by Beethoven: "Piano Concerto No. 3" with Adni at the keyboard, and "Symphony No. 7" for orchestra.

Next year also promises to be a bright one for the Beaufort Youth Orchestra.

We have been able to double the number of year-end scholarships provided to the young musicians as a result of generous contributions from the greater Beaufort community over the past season.

Several youth will attend music camps this summer, while others will continue with private lessons from area teachers.

If you would like to have more information about participation in or support for the Beaufort Youth Orchestra, please contact Greta and Ron Maddox at 843-838-8001.

The Beaufort Symphony board of directors joins president Ed Like in thanking all who have helped us to "keep the music live" in the past by contributing in a great many ways to our organization. If you would like to make a contribution, place an ad in our 2010-2011 season programs, or support the adult or youth orchestras in any way, we invite you to contact Ed at 843-838-1237. We welcome new and returning subscribers to the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra family and look forward to seeing you at the wonderful concerts the Maestro and orchestra members have in store for you.

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