Todayís Childrenís Corner suggestion is aimed at Charlestonís aspiring orchestra members. The Spoleto Festivalís Bank of America Chamber Music Series, which lasts the length of the festival, continues through Sunday. This series of concerts features a repertoire of classical music juggernauts.
The remaining programs include pieces by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Liszt and Thuille, among others.
World-class musicians, such as the members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, oboist James Austin Smith and pianist Stephen Prutsman, grace the Dock Street Theatre stage.
Art is at its most beneficial when entertainment and education combine. This series is a wonderful opportunity to expose your budding musician to the world of classical music, and the vast chamber music repertoire, especially as itís performed by these players, is refreshingly unstuffy.
Violinist and host Geoff Nuttall provides context for every performance. Hear Bach and learn a little something about his life as well.
Concerts usually run a little over an hour. The series is best suited to children 10 and older, or those with an established interest in classical music.
RECOMMENDATION: Chamber Music Series, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 8, 9, and 10, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.