‘Hymns & Spirituals’ on tap at CSU

The Mark Sterbank Group presents its annual Hymns & Spirituals concert 3 p.m. Jan. 26 on the campus of Charleston Southern University.

The concert, on stage in the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, is a jazz rendering of well-known tunes, featuring Sterbank on tenor saxophone, Charlton Singleton on trumpet, Demetrius Doctor on piano, Fred Wesley on trombone, Herman Burney Jr. on bass and Quentin Baxter on drums.

General admission is $15, seniors and students pay $10. Children under 12 and CSU students, faculty and staff get in free. Tickets are available at the door.

Fiddle tunes, folk tales unite for special show

Storyteller Tim Lowry will join teachers and students of the O’Connor Strings Method in a concert of fiddle tunes and folk tales titled “American Folk: Jack, Brer Rabbit, and Pecos Bill,” scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Fellowship Hall at Church Creek Presbyterian, 2234 Plainview Road.

Tickets are $12 and available at www.storytellertimlowry.com. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the scholarship fund of the O’Connor Method Music Camp.

Pre-show music will be provided by students of the O’Connor Strings Method. Lowry will be joined by fiddle teachers as he presents stories, including “Dead Aaron,” a Gullah folk tale about a dancing skeleton and a talented fiddler.

The O’Connor Method Music Camp is an annual event that offers strings students the opportunity to study the O’Connor Method in a historic setting in downtown Charleston. The method was developed by world-renowned fiddler Mark O’Connor.

Experimental film/music offered by Music Hall

The Charleston Music Hall presents an evening of film and music, featuring the animated work of director Myles Walsh and the innovative improvisations of Nick Jenkins.

“A Night of Independent Silent Film” kicks off the Winter Film Series with Walsh’s movie “Slam Dunk Summer Camp, Volume One” at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets are $8 and available online at www.charlestonmusichall.com or at the box office, 37 John St.

Walsh creates short looping animations and uses cartoon drawings, abstracted objects and shapes in motion. Jenkins, who works with an assortment of composers and performers, is known for, among other things, his sound design. The music for the event is made under the auspices of Designer Audio School.

Staff report