The College of Charleston School of the Arts has a full slate of events, performances and exhibits on tap for Spring semester 2018.
The CofC community and the general public will find a wide variety of music, dance and theater performances, interactive discussions, lectures, exhibitions, film screenings and more. There’s something to suit every taste. And best of all – many of the events are free or provide discounts for students and senior citizens.
Two events of note this semester are a performance by pianist and performer Igor Lipinski and the world premier of the play Chore Monkeys.
On Feb. 13, 2018, pianist Igor Lipinski will perform in Sottile Theatre as part of the International Piano Series. Lipinski made his American orchestra debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on NPR’s Performance Today, and has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra, and Paderewski Symphony Orchestra at Chicago’s Symphony Center.
Lipinski, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University, is also an award-winning magician. His program of “Piano Illusions,” a concert of music and magic, has been featured throughout the U.S. Watch this incredible blending of music and magic in the video above.
According to playwright Patrick Gabridge, the play “takes a look at subtle racism facing young men trying to work and the challenges of maintaining interracial friendships in a world of white privilege and racial discrimination.”
Directed by College of Charleston Theatre Professor Joy Vandervort-Cobb, the production runs Jan. 24, 2018, through Jan. 28, 2018, with a second run beginning Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Jan. 28. A special talkback will occur after the show on opening night, Jan. 24.
Admission is $15 for general public and $10 for senior citizens, College of Charleston students and employees. Tickets can be purchased online at theatre.cofc.edu or by calling 843.953.6306.