In the fall of 2007, I received a beautifully written letter with elegant penmanship from an elderly Beaufortonian who simply signed the letter "Miss Judy." She expressed her love of music, classical music in particular, and her regret that the rising cost of living made it impossible for her to hear the wonderful musicians that the University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Chamber Music Series brings to the Lowcountry.
One of the primary motivations of the university and our generous donors in supporting these concerts is to give people of all ages and circumstances the opportunity to hear the music of the masters played by exceptional artists.
For several seasons we have made free tickets available to high school music students, USCB music appreciation students, and members of the Beaufort Youth Orchestra.
We also have Miss Judy tickets available on a first come basis. Whether young or old, please tell the attendant that you would like a Miss Judy ticket, and then make a donation to the Series if you wish.
This season, concerts are to be at the Center for the Arts on Carteret Street at 5 p.m. on the following Sundays: Nov. 3, Dec. 15, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 27.
Lila N. Meeks