Magnetic South

Concerts of new compositions and contemporary masterworks


Magnetic South presents musical masterpieces of the 20th century and also commissions and premieres new work. This year-round series exposes the College's students and the local community to unique, contemporary classical music. Co-founded by Edward HartYiorgos Vassilandonakis, and Yuriy Bekker, Magnetic South is a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra | Conductors: Ken Lam and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis | Concertmaster: Yuriy Bekker

Ligeti, Berio and McMillan

Thu | Feb. 20, 2020

This program showcases the Charleston Symphony’s wind and brass musicians, featuring two iconic contemporary music works: György Ligeti’s Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet, and Luciano Berio’s Trombone Sequenza, as well as a duet for two oboes by Jeffrey Rathbun. Also on the program: James MacMillan’s colorful ensemble piece others see us...

Time, Venue and Tickets

  • Concert: 7:30 pm 
  • Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
  • Special ticket price of $10.
  • Purchase tickets by calling (843) 723-7528 ext. 110 or by visiting the Charleston Symphony website. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance.

Support Magnetic South

2018-2019 Supporters

Ms. Yvonne duFort Evans

Mrs. Carol H. Fishman
Herzman-Fishman Fund

The Honorable and Mrs. George Kosko

Dr. David W. Maves

Your gift is tax deductible and supports excellence in the arts and educational opportunities for students. Please contact us to learn more.

Mail:  Send your check made to "Composers Fund" to: Attn: Tiffany Gammell, Music Department, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424

Credit Card:  Make your gift here (In "Designation" select "Other" and in "Other" enter "Composers Fund - R551")

Contact us

CofC Concerts: 843.953.6315 | Charleston Symphony Orchestra: 843.723.7528

*Photo by Christy Mae King

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