An all-SCP quintet faces West Columbia's intimate new Conundrum Music Hall with a casual, eclectic concert.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. concert
Conundrum Music Hall: 626 Meeting Street, West Columbia 29169
Tickets are $8 at the door
Beer, wine and snacks are available for a fee
Music Director Morihiko Nakahara is excited about presenting the "Classical Conundrum" program inspired by hip-hop, pop, bluegrass, Middle-Eastern and gypsy music, among others.
Ninety-nine-seat Conundrum Music Hall opened June 18 and caters to eclectic musical tastes. The SCP quintet's program fits right in, with selections from known composers like Astor Piazzolla (tango), Shostakovich (polka) and Mark O'Connor (bluegrass) planned. Also featured are Hamza El Din and Alexandra Vrebalov, two composers whose works were written for and recorded by the groundbreaking, genre-bending Kronos Quartet. Egyptian-born El Din performed with the Grateful Dead, and his early performances of Nubian folk music influenced the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
The local music scene is represented as well, with works by USC School of Music faculty John Fitz Rogers and George Fetner (also of the band Pinna) and SCP Concertmaster Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian presented on the program.
Conundrum Music Hall
626 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|