The PEACE CENTER’s CHAMBER CONCERT SERIES schedule is upon us!

The Peace Center teams with Miles Hoffman to bring user-friendly, great chamber music to you! Life-enhancing world-class music in the comfy and acoustically marvelous confines of the Gunter Theatre. What could be better? Check the schedule of events below!, then get ticket info by clicking HERE!

Dean Robert Blocker

2/23: An Evening with ROBERT BLOCKER
A native son returns! Join Miles Hoffman as he hosts an unforgettable recital with pianist Robert Blocker. Blocker is a South Carolina native, a Furman grad, the current Dean of the Yale School of Music and an internationally-renowned solo artist.

 
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5/11:
Jewels From The City Of Light
Celebrate one of the most romantic cities in the world with another intimate night of chamber music! Jewels from the City of Light brings The American Chamber Players together with virtuoso violinist and professor at the famed Paris Conservatory, Alexis Galpérine. The evening will feature gems by Francis Poulenc, Philippe Gaubert, Armand Merck and César Franck, four composers who helped make Paris one of the musical centers of the world.

 

And don’t forget the Peace Center’s Chamber Lecture series with MILES HOFFMAN!

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3/30: J.S. Bach Was Handsome Once: A New Look At The Man And His Music
When you think of J.S. Bach, who do you picture? Most likely, it’s a stern and entirely too serious old man who looks as if he’s saying, “You don’t have any idea how lucky you are to gaze upon my greatness.” That’s because the only authenticated portrait of Bach was painted towards the end of his life. This lecture, however, focuses on a different Bach. The real Bach. He had 20 children, drank, swore, and once even found himself in a sword fight. Because while his musical abilities were superhuman, he was not. Join Miles Hoffman as he takes a look at Bach’s actual life. Because Bach was handsome once, and the world needs to know.

4/20: It May Lead To Dancing: Music And Dance, Partners In Passion
From waltzes to boleros to saltarellos, composers have been creating music with dances in mind for centuries. Why? Because widely known dances come with instant associations audiences don’t have to struggle to make. Certain dances evoke certain emotions, while others give us a glimpse into exotic cultures. Either way, the relationship between music and dance is a harmonious one. Join Miles Hoffman for the last lecture in the Classical Insights series as he analyzes one of the most passionate relationships in existence. The relationship between music and dance.

 

 

 

  • Classical piano master and musical alchemist LANG LANG makes his PEACE CENTER debut on February 27th! YES!
    CALL 864-467-3000 OR VISIT www.peacecenter.org FOR DETAILS & INFO! If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration”. It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th and 57th GRAMMY Award two years in a row, where he performed with Metallica and Pharrell Williams; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance; the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinema cast to be headlined by a solo artist).
  • ODDISEE takes us on another epic hip-hop journey with “The Iceberg,” out 3/10. It’s a social, personal and political work that seeks some answers within the chaos.
    The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee's new album, ''The Iceberg,'' is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. ''The Iceberg'' is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.