A fun filled evening of a cappella singing. Some Bluegrass thrown in with Boardwalk Quartet. Other guest quartets are internationally recognized. All this with Barbershop Harmony. The Palmetto Statesmen have…Find out more »
Requiem of Solace, a new English translation of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem written by Alissa Deeter, is an elegant and poetic interpretation in a contemporary and living voice that is geared towards the idea of renewal and regrowth instead of death. The work captures a particular essence of intimacy and healing through the use of The Sustainable Symphony versus the grandeur of orchestra.
The Sustainable Symphony is a project that seeks to become the premiere alternative in orchestral programming by offering highly trained collaborative pianists as orchestral substitutes in performance. These pianists functionally codify an approach to large-scale repertoire that increases cost-effective performance opportunities for masterworks. By bringing these large-scale orchestral works to venues and audiences of all sizes and demographics, the series pioneers a new approach to accessibility, flexibility, and affordability. This project will reestablish the option of small concert settings as excellent venues to host great masterworks, making these works much more widely available in live performance. This project is partially funded by the Sorel Foundation.
About the Friends of the Petrie School of Music
In 1983, a group of devoted faculty, administrators and community supporters formed the Friends of the School of Music. Among them was Carlos Moseley, whose world-wide musical connections helped establish Converse College as a venue for such eminent performers as Charles Wadsworth and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Yo-Yo Ma, Chanticleer, the Tokyo String Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio and many others. In 2004, the Friends of the Petrie School of Music renamed our concert series the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series.
For decades the name Carlos Moseley has been synonymous with musical excellence. This great musician was revered for his contributions to music not only in his hometown of Spartanburg, but also around the world. Carlos enjoyed a distinguished career as a concert pianist, professor, and as president of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Chairman of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York. He served on the boards of Converse College and Brevard Music Center, and was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School, Duke University, Wofford College and Converse College. He was also a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor available to a citizen of South Carolina. Most recently, Mr. Moseley was honored with a marker on the Spartanburg Music Trail.
Subscriptions to the Moseley series and additional donations to the Friends of the Petrie School of Music provide support for Converse music students and make possible an array of education activities by Moseley Series artists. These activities include master classes and open rehearsals at Converse, as well as programs at local high schools.
Season Subscription- $150
Orchid Subscription- $375
(3-year subscription for seasons 2017-18, 2018-19 & 2019-20)
Converse Faculty & Staff- $75
Non-Converse Student- $25
(Single Concert Entry)
General Single Concert Admission- $50