A ‘romantic’ night of music from Beaufort Symphony Orchestra


By Delayna Earley

The Island News

BEAUFORT – The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra held their second concert of their 2022-2023 Concert Series on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Beaufort High School Performing Arts Center.

The concert featured guest artist Susan Merdinger, an internationally acclaimed pianist, who accompanied the orchestra as they played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op.23.

The first time Merdinger performed with the orchestra was in Oct. 2021.

The theme for Sunday’s concert was “Romantic Celebration,” and in addition to the piece by Tchaikovsky, the orchestra played Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56 “Scottish” by Felix Mendelssohn.

The next concert in the series will take place March 5 and will feature music with an “Americana” theme.

Delayna Earley lives in Beaufort with her husband, two children and Jack Russell. She spent six years  as a videographer and photographer for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette before leaving the Lowcountry in 2018. After freelancing in Myrtle Beach and Virginia, she joined The Island News when she moved back to Beaufort in 2022. She can be reached at delayna.theislandnews@gmail.com

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