Beaufort Symphony opens 2011-12 season

The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2011-12 season with "A 20th Century Celebration" at 8 p.m. Thursday at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center. There will be a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest soloist will be Alexander Pershounin on bass. Tickets for adults cost $35 and $5 for high school students and children. The USCB Performing Arts Center is at 801 Carteret St. in Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-3593; 843-838-9309; www.beaufortorchestra.org