Once again the fall concert lineup is overflowing with a dizzying array of musical events from piano concerts to full orchestral shows and performers singing everything from opera to the Great American Songbook.
In fact, vocalist Joshua Carswell, a winner of Savannah's American Traditions Competition, takes his cue from the songbook as he moves with ease through a staggering array of genres -- from classic country hits to musical theater and jazz standards.
Carswell will perform at 3 p.m. Oct. 18, at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort.
Tickets are $25 with discounts for students and members of the military.
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For details call 843-521-4145, or visit http://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Then, the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will open its 30th season with a "Symphonic Showcase" featuring the music of Beethoven and Haydn.
The community orchestra, led by director Frederick Devyatkin, will offer five concerts over the course of its 2015-2016 season, including a special final performance in April featuring both the adult orchestra and the 50-member Beaufort Symphony Youth Orchestra.
"Symphonic Showcase" is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 4 p.m. Oct. 25, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort.
Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for students with ID.
For details call 1-800-595-4849, or visit http://www.beaufortorchestra.org.
The Hilton Head Choral Society will host Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer.
Touted as "the world's reigning male chorus," Chanticleer will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 23, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head.
Tickets are $30 and $35. To purchase, call 843-341-3818, or visit http://www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.
Above: World-renowned male chorus Chanticleer comes to Hilton Head Oct. 23. Lisa Kohler/Lisa Kohler Photography
If swing is more your thing, you might want to check out Big Band singer Lynn Roberts performing with The Bob Alberti Trio at The Jazz Corner on Oct. 23 and 24.
Above: The Bob Alberti Trio will accompany Lynn Roberts at The Jazz Corner Oct. 23 and 24. Submitted photo.
Roberts has sung alongside countless legends including Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. Alberti, a longtime professional pianist, served as musical director for several network TV shows including the Bob Hope television series.
The cost for the show is $20.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the concert is at 8 p.m.
Above: Lynn Roberts performs with The Bob Alberti Trio at The Jazz Corner Oct. 23 and 24. Submitted photo
For dinner reservations or details call 843-842-8620, or visit http://www.thejazzcorner.com.
Tickling the Ivories
Speaking of pianists, Juilliard-trained Thomas Pandolfi will open the 32nd season of Fripp Island Friends of Music's concert series with "One Singular Night."
Featuring the music of George Gershwin and Marvin Hamlisch, the concert is at 5 p.m. Oct. 18, at the Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Boulevard, Fripp Island.
Tickets -- sold at the door -- are $25 and may be purchased with cash or check. Student tickets are $10. Includes a free pass at the island's gate along with a complimentary catered reception with Pandolfi to follow.
For details call 843-838-6655, or visit http://www.islc.net/friendsofmusic.
Also on Oct. 18, the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will present a free Taize Service at 5 p.m. at the Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road.
Founded in Taize, France, a Taize is a meditative, multidenominational service with music. A complimentary dessert reception follows the event.
Down the Road
Meanwhile, just down the road in Savannah, world-famous Vienna Boys Choir performs at 7 p.m. Oct. 17, at the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St.
Tickets range from $25 to $100 VIP passes. Student tickets are also available for $15.
For tickets call 912-525-5050, or visit http://savannahboxoffice.com.
On the Stage
Two new theatrical performances will open this week offering theater fans a bit of drama and a bit of comedy.
Lean Ensemble Theater will take on Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" opening at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, at Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head.
Above: Nora Leahy and Matt Mundy star as siblings, Amanda and Tom Wingfield in lean ensemble theater's production of Tennessee Williams's "The Glass Menagerie". 33 Park Media.
The show runs through Oct. 24 and will offer a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 25.
Tickets are $40 for evening performances and $35 for the Sunday matinee, with discounts for students and members of the military.
For details call 843-715-6676, or visit http://www.leanensemble.org.
Hilton Head Island High School's Seahawk Theatre Guild will present the hilarious musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25, at the school's Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Drive, Hilton Head.
Tickets are $20 and $10 for students.
For details call 843-689-4997 or visit http://www.seahawktheatreguild.org.
Art to Explore
The Sandbox will host a free open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18, at the interactive children's museum, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head.
Visitors can explore exhibits, art center rooms and take part in hands-on activities designed for toddlers through 8 years old.
Additional activities for children, such as face painting, healthy snacks, a bounce house and crafts will be offered.
The museum's newest exhibit, The Racetrack, is also open to explore.
For details call 843-842-7645, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than a dozen galleries will stay open late and offer refreshments during Beaufort's ArtWalk Fall 2015. The art walk is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and will feature a range of mediums.
For details call 843-525-6644.
On The Big Screen
Fans of culture and ancient history will be delighted to learn the third annual Arkhaios Film Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. Oct. 22.
The educational event, which showcases past cultures and foreign lands, will feature films set all over the world. In fact, of the 17 films selected for the festival, six have not been shown in America.
The free event runs from 1 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 24 with an early start at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24, at the Coligny Theatre, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head.
For a complete schedule, visit http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org.
A screening of the documentary "PlantPure Nation" will take place on Oct. 27, at Park Plaza Cinema, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head.
This documentary tells the story of three people working to spread the message about the effects of a plant-based diet on some of the most deadly health conditions facing Americans.
A "meet and greet" with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study," and Nelson Campbell, director of the film, is at 6 p.m. The film starts at 7 p.m. The event will include free food samples from local vendors.
Tickets are $10.
For details call 843-715-0479 or visit http://www.mannsparkplazacinema.com.
Richard Wright will sign copies of his debut novel "Southside of Heaven" from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 18, at Barnes and Noble, 20 Hatton Place, Hilton Head.
A retired New York City police officer and Vietnam veteran, Wright explores 1860s South Carolina and 1970s New York City in this work of historical fiction about living two lives centuries apart.
Finally, self-taught chef and North Carolina native Troy Gagliardo will be on hand for a "meet and greet" and book signing for his cookbook "Pseudo Southern - A Playful Twist on the Art of Southern Cooking" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23, at The Fresh Market, 890 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head.
"Troy's Everyday Eats" is a regular segment on Charlotte morning news and Gagliardo was voted one of the city's 'Top Five Chefs' for two years running.
A Festive Fall
Mark your calendars for two festivals coming up this week.
First, the fourth annual New River Auto Mall Latin Music Festival presented by La Isla Magazine will be from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 18, at Shelter Cove Community Park, on Hilton Head.
In addition to the Miss La Isla competition, the festival will feature live music, salsa lessons, a dance competition, food, children's activities and cultural performances.
Admission is $3; children younger than 10 admitted free.
For details visit http://www.laislamagazine.com.
The Habersham Marketplace celebrates the arrival of fall with its seventh annual Habersham Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, at 13 Market St., in Habersham.
The festival will include food, live music, children's activities and rides and of course a variety of arts and crafts.
For details visit http://www.habershamharvestfestival.com
Something Good 'Fore' the Arts
The 12th annual Tee Off Fore the Arts will take place Oct. 19, at Wexford Plantation Golf Course, 111 Wexford Club Drive, Hilton Head.
Proceeds from the golfing event, which will also include a silent auction and awards reception, will support arts programming at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
To sign up or find out how to get involved, contact Lynda Halpern at 843-686-3945, ext. 304.
Follow reporter Mindy Lucas on Twitter at twitter.com/MindyatIPBG.