The Summerville Orchestra (S.O.) Woodwind Quintet will perform on Sat., July 9, at 1 p.m. in Charles Allen Ridgeway Park, the town square in Summerton, S.C. Following the hour-long concert by the S.O. quintet, the public will have the opportunity to perform instrumental, vocal or other acts or jams at an open mic that will continue until dusk. Community musicians, current and retired professionals, and student musicians are invited to participate. Cedric Liqueur, event coordinator and development director for the Town of Summerton and himself an accomplished Shakesperian actor and playwright, especially encourages those with hearing and visual impairments to participate in the open-mic performances.
“We’re so excited to host this musical event here in Summerton’s downtown historic Charles Allen Ridgeway Park,” says Summerton’s newly elected mayor Tony Junious. “Arts are essential as the cornerstone of any community.”
The S.O.’s quintet will include clarinet, horn, flute, oboe and bassoon. “It is our mission to spread music and the joy it brings to all, and to have this chance during the summer season is so gratifying,” says S.O.’s music director Wojciech Milewski. “This is a very exciting opportunity for us.”
In addition to musical entertainment, Summerton’s 4 MAIN Events Center, across the street from Charles Allen Ridgeway Park, will feature a solo photography exhibition by professional South Carolina resident photographer Jim Benson.
Chairs will be provided, but guests are invited to bring their own chairs or sit on the lawn. Refreshments will also be available, and there will be an attempt to practice some social distancing.
To reserve a performance slot, contact Cedric Liqueur at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 485-2525.
The musical performances plus the photography exhibit are free and open to the public.
The idyllic Town of Summerton has slightly more than 900 residents, and the concert is expected to pull from the more than 31,000 residents of Clarendon County, including the neighboring towns of Santee and Sumter. Summerton is located 8 miles from Lake Marion, and is about an hour from both Columbia and Charleston.
The Summerville Orchestra seeks to share its love of music by engaging and enriching the community through the orchestral art form. The 65-member orchestra performs an annual subscription series of five concerts at the Summers Corner Performing Arts Center, along with free concerts and events throughout the greater Summerville area.
For more information about the S.O, contact email@example.com or
call (843) 873-5339.
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