CSO presents concert featuring Lawrence Loh, 4th music director candidate

Lawrence Loh

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra's fourth Masterworks program, featuring Tchaikovskyz's Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique"), Samuel Barbar's violin concerto and Beethoven's Fidelio Overture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

If you go

CSO Masterworks

WHAT: CSO Masterworks IV, featuring conductor Lawrence Loh

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday

WHERE: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

COST: Tickets start at $25 for adults

MORE INFO: CharlestonSymphony.org or call 723-7528, ext. 110

Coffee With Maestro

WHAT: Coffee with the Maestro, moderated by Adam Parker

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Thursday

WHERE: Charleston Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

COST: Free

MORE INFO: CharlestonSymphony.org or call 723-7528, ext. 110

The concerto will be performed by guest vioinist and former CSO concertmaster Alex Kerr.

The concerts will be conducted by Lawrence Loh, the fourth of six candidates for music director.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League is sponsoring a public meet-and-greet for each of the candidates. The fourth "Coffee with the Maestro," with Loh, is planned for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the main branch of the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. The Q&A session, free and open to the public, will be led by Post and Courier arts writer Adam Parker.

Three pre-concert conversations hosted by William D. Gudger and free to all ticket holders, are scheduled for 6:30-7 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre.

Loh is resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

In Pennsylvania, where he grew up, Loh created a family concert series and recently established an apprentice conducting program meant to identify young conductors and provide them with professional opportunities.

Loh conducts a range of classical, educational and pops concerts and is active in community outreach. He also leads the popular Fiddlesticks Family Series "Bringing Music to the Lives of Children."

Loh studied conducting at Yale, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Indiana University and the University of Rochester.

For more information about Loh and the other candidates, and to buy tickets for Masterworks performances, visit CharlestonSymphony.org. Tickets also may be purchased by calling 723-7528, ext. 110. Audience feedback is encouraged.

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