Concerts celebrate finales of two series

Chamber Music Charleston’s Classical Kids Series will conclude Saturday with a celebration of American music.

Orange Grove Elementary Charter School fifth-graders will be featured in a Chamber Music Charleston concert April 28 at the Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

At 1 p.m., the kids will sing along as the Classical Kids Concert Series concludes with “America’s White Table,” a children’s story about three children who set a white table in memory of service members fallen or missing in action.

The performance is the result of a three-month collaboration with Orange Grove Elementary’s fifth-grade art and music classes to teach students about the relationship between visual art and music.

During that time, CMC Director Sandra Nikolajevs showed students artwork that was created in response to music.

Students also were introduced to Arthur Foote’s “Nocturne and Scherzo” and created their own artwork under the guidance of teacher June Allen as an emotional response to the music.

All of the artwork will be projected above the musicians during the final performance at Memminger Auditorium.

At 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Memminger Auditorium, the Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm Memminger Concert Series finale will begin with “A Celebration of America,” including bistro tables, wine and food.

Tickets for “America’s White Table, a Classical Kids Concert” are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4-16 and free for children 3 and under.

Tickets for “A Celebration of America” are $35 for a bistro table, $25 for general theater seating and $5 for student tickets. Bistro boxes must be ordered in advance. The preconcert bistro area opens at 6:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit www.chambermusiccharleston.org or call 763-4941.