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. It 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 | Conductor: Yiorgos Vassilandonakis | Concertmaster: Yuriy Bekker

Catch and Release Concert • Friday, March 11

After a silent season due to Covid 19, Magnetic South, the professional new music concert series collaboration between the College's Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra returns to the Sottile stage, performing important stylistically diverse works of the 20th and 21st centuries that represent our programming and commissioning philosophy. Celebrated Finnish composer and Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 2006 Catch and Release, and West Coast composer and UC David Professor Laurie San Martin’s tiny fonts, originally commissioned and premiered by Magnetic South in 2015 are joined by two important 20th century staples: Theodore Antoniou’s seminal Octet (1986) and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite no1 for small orchestra (1925).

  • 7:30pm, Sottile Theatre, 
  • Tickets $10: Purchase online or call 843.723.7528


Your gift to Charleston Music Fest is tax deductible and supports excellence in the arts and educational opportunities for students.

Ways to give:

  • Mail a check made out to Composers Fund to: Attn: Magnetic South, Music Department, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424
  • Credit Card: Make your gift here (Under "Designation" select "Other" and under "How Would You Like to Direct Your Donation" type "Composers Fund - R551") 

2019-2020 Supporters

Mrs. Carol H. Fishman
Herzman-Fishman Fund

Contact us

CofC Concerts: 843.953.6527 | Charleston Symphony: 843.723.7528

*Photo by Christy Mae King

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