The upcoming Lowcountry Wind Symphony Winter Concerts will be given at two different venues in Beaufort Country, South and North of the Broad River. The first is Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. February 12 at The Lowcountry Community Church, 801 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. The second is Thursday, February 13, 7:00 P.M. at Beaufort High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 84 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island. Both concerts are FREE and open to the public. However, donations are gratefully received.
According to LWS Music Director, Donald F. Jemella, the concerts will have slightly different configurations. The Bluffton concert will be a stand alone performance by the Lowcountry Wind Symphony. For the Beaufort concert, LWS will partner together with the Beaufort High School’s Sea Island Sound Band. Maestro Jemella will share the podium with BHS Band Director, Payden Nichols as each group plays several selections alone, then combines for Toccata for Band and Shenandoah.
Both concerts will welcome guest soloists, Andre Rakus, Piano, for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Melvin Benjamin on Soprano Saxophone for composer Stephen Melillo’s I Shall Hear in Heaven.