CSOL Presents Home for the Holidays

The “rising stars” are home for the holidays! The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) is pleased to present the Home for the Holidays Concert on December 29, 2021, 4:00 pm at the Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street. 

This concert features former CSOL scholarship recipients for an enchanting afternoon of chamber music in a very special setting. Proceeds benefit the David and Karen Stahl Memorial Scholarship Fund of the CSOL, given annually to the top-ranked graduating high school senior who plans to major in music in college. 

Performers this year include Emma Joyce, Benjamin Kremer, Karen Mendes-Escobar, Manuel Mendes-Escobar, Elliott Weeks, violins; Marshall McArthur, Yosef Chang, viola; Erica Kremer, cello; and Caleb Borick, piano. The program will feature both solos and ensembles including selections from the Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, W.A.Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 8 “Christmas Concerto.” 

Some of these talented musicians are already in college preparing for their careers in music. Others are still in Charleston preparing for advanced study. While they are all home for the holidays, these rising stars will share their musical skills with the Charleston public. After the recital, a meet and greet session will provide an opportunity to meet the musicians on the threshold of their musical careers. 

The David and Karen Stahl Memorial Scholarship Fund honors David Stahl, Conductor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra from 1984 to 2010. A former protégé of Leonard Bernstein, Stahl gained international recognition. During his tenure in Charleston, David Stahl took special interest in mentoring young musicians such as Jonathon Heyward, currently Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

Adult tickets are $35. Students are admitted free of charge. Sponsor Packages (2 admissions, with preferred seating and name in the program) are $125. Reservations are available online at http://www.csolinc.org. It is also possible to pay at the door by cash or check. For further information, please contact Julie Fenimore at 843-571-6593 or singingjul@aol.com

-Submitted by Charleston Symphony Orchestra League