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GAMAC announces its 2014-2015 Concert Series featuring performances by the GAMAC Chorale, Orchestra, Children’s Chorus, Anderson Symphony Orchestra and the Electric City Big Band. Now in its 24th season, GAMAC continues its mission to entertain, educate and enrich lives in the Anderson area with the best in musical education and performance opportunities.
The 2014-15 Masterworks Series will open on November 7 with Around the World In 80 Songs…or Less, a whirlwind tour of folk songs from around the world featuring the GAMAC Chorale under the direction of Don R. Campbell. Some tunes will be familiar and some new, but all will show the wonderful diversity of world music!
Continuing its 24 year tradition of ringing in the holidays, GAMAC will present Music & Mistletoe featuring the GAMAC Chorale, Orchestra and Children’s Chorus on December 13. Featuring favorite carols, pictures with Santa and much more, this one is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Renowned pianists Howard Kim and Lisa Lee will join the GAMAC Orchestra under the direction of Alex Spainhour in a performance of Poulenc’s beloved Concerto for Two Pianos when GAMAC presents Two Pianos, Two Virtuosos on January 30. Paired with Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, this will be a night of premiers for Anderson audiences!
Revel in a spring trip through the Italian countryside as the GAMAC Orchestra presents Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome on March 27. Presented as part of Future Stars Shine Bright, GAMAC’s annual salute to our area school music programs featuring the GAMAC Children’s Chorus and the winner of the Bernhardt House of Violins Concerto Competition.
The GAMAC Chorale and Orchestra will conclude the 2014-2015 Masterworks Series on April 24 with Brought To You By the Letter “B,” a tribute to the works of Leonard Bernstein, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig von Beethoven. Featuring such favorites as Chichester Psalms and Liebeslider Waltzes, the evening will conclude with the chorale finale of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor featuring the words of Friedrich Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy.”
In addition to the Masterworks Series, the 24th annual GAMAC Season will feature the Anderson Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alex Spainhour and the Electric City Big Band under the direction of Alan Nowell in an all-American series (ASO Series). The series will kick off on October 19 with the Electric City Big Band in a salute to the best of American Big Band classics titled American Swing followed by the Anderson Symphony Orchestra with Portraits of America on November 16 featuring George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue and Aaron Copland’s beloved Rodeo. The West End String Band will bring a little bluegrass to the stage on March 1 with Americana and the Electric City Big Band will return on March 8 with Red, White & Blues. The ASO Series will conclude on April 12 with ASO Salutes Our Young Artists, an annual showcase of the talented young musicians of the Anderson University Music Department.
A highlight of the season will be performances by the GAMAC Children’s Chorus under the direction of Bob Heritage during the Masterworks Series. Come hear the joyful sounds of Spring as the Children’s Chorus presents their annual Spring Concert on April 30. A special Youth Series season ticket is available. Membership in the Children’s Chorus is open to young singers in grades 3-8. Parents wishing to obtain more information about Chorus membership are encouraged to call the GAMAC office.
Season Ticket subscribers receive a great discount on GAMAC concert tickets! With 5 outstanding Masterworks Series concerts for just $90 ($18 per concert), 5 superb Anderson Symphony Series concerts for just $60 ($12 per concert), and 3 wonderful Youth Series concerts for just $30 ($10 per concert), subscribers receive a 10% discount off the price of individual concert tickets. Individual tickets will go on sale October 1, 2014.
To purchase tickets or for further information, contact the GAMAC office at 864.231.6147. GAMAC is a 501 C(3) not-for-profit arts organization serving Anderson, SC and the surrounding area. GAMAC is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives funding in part from the National Endowment for the Arts.