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Spring Concert Series continues at St. Helena
Concert organist Jonathan Dimmock performs on Friday, May 4th at 7 p.m. at The Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal), 505 Church Street in Beaufort, SC. The concert is free and open to the public and is part of the church’s celebration of their Tricentennial (1712 – 2012). Dimmock is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Yale Divinity School and has held musical posts at Westminster Abbey (organ scholar), the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. He currently resides in San Francisco where he is the Director for Music Ministries at St. Ignatius Church, the organist at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, the organist at Temple Sherith Israel (S.F.), and the organist to the San Francisco Symphony.  Dimmock has an active career as an organ soloist, nationally and internationally, having made numerous solo tours on five continents. He has recorded more than 30 CDs. His recording of the Bach Clavierubung III won a Grammy award in three categories. With the San Francisco Symphony he participated in the Grammy award-winning CD recording of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (Classical Album of the year for 2009).
For more information, contact Pat Gould, the music director at the church, at patgould@islc.net or 843-522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

‘80th Reunion’ a comedy will be at ARTworks
“80th Reunion: A comedy by Jim Herring — A Staged Reading” will be in the black box theater at ARTworks. “80th Reunion” is a parody of retirement living and the medical profession. The playwright, Jim Herring, is a retired resident of Beaufort, and describes the play as “goofy and risque. It brings together all storts of things that wouldn’t usually be put together— the definition of humor is the juxtaposition of things that don’t belong together. There are scenes in a medical university, a love story because you need to break up humor a little bit, a bit of foolishness about activity buses.” And much more. The Summerville Players, from right up the road in Summerville, are coming to Beaufort to perform this piece.
One night only! Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. All seats are $12. For more information, contact http://www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, 379-2787, and in person at 2127 Boundary Street, in Beaufort Town Center.

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra has pops concert
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will present its annual pops concert on Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in the USCB auditorium and again on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m.  The featured soloist will be classical guitarist Daniel Salazar, who will be performing the “Concerto in D” by M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and the always popular “Malaguena”, by E. Lecuona.  Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Salazar was selected as a United States Artistic Ambassador, performing in eastern Europe and Russia. Other selections include Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”, Tschaikowski’s “Capriccio Italien” and Morton Gould’s “American Symphonette Number Four (Latin-American)”. New orchestrations of “South of the Border” and “Spanish Eyes” will be performed, as well as highlights from the musical “Evita”.
Ticket information is available from the USCB ticket office.

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