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Chris Mann

Chris Mann

The Long Bay Symphony begins the new Pops Series with Chris Mann in Concert, Saturday, October 19th at the Music & Arts Center in Myrtle Beach High School. Tickets are $35 – $50 for adults and $15 for students. Available online at www.longbaysymphony.com or 843.448.8379 between 9:00 and 5:00 Mon. through Fri.

Chris Mann in Concert!  (Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:30)

In performance with the Long Bay Symphony Pops

Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show’s second season. His debut full-length, Roads, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre and shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s Classical Chart. Upon its release, he gave numerous high-profile television performances, including playing for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as part of TNT’s “Christmas In Washington” special, appeared on “The Today Show,” the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and “NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special.” Mann also released a holiday EP, Home For Christmas, which was sold exclusively at Walmart and hit No. 1 on the chain’s Best-Selling Albums List.

He kicked off 2013 with a performance on “Conan” and his very own PBS Special helmed by award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich. Airing this past March on PBS stations nationwide, “A Mann For All Seasons” featured special guest appearances by multi-platinum artist Martina McBride and Mindi Abair and is a re-creation of the Elvis Presley ’69 Comeback Special with Chris performing in a boxing ring on a Sony soundstage.

The aptly-titled Roads represents the culmination of a long and challenging journey for this gifted and dedicated young artist, who had been pushing forward against what had appeared to be overwhelming odds. The album boasts a wildly eclectic assortment of songs, ranging from Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind,” “Ave Maria,” Damien Rice’s “The Blower’s Daughter,” which features a special guest appearance by his “Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, and Paul Anka’s “My Way,” which was reworked by Anka specifically for Mann.

Chris will be available for a Meet & Greet prior to the performance on Saturday, October 19 for a minimum donation of $50 to the Long Bay Symphony. Limited availability on tickets.

Find out more about Chris Mann at www.chrismannmusic.com.

Tickets available online at www.longbaysymphony.com or by calling 843.448.8379 Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00.

image001About The Long Bay Symphony

The Long Bay Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in the Grand Strand area and the largest professional orchestra in the region. The musicians come from the local communities as well as Columbia, Charleston, Fayetteville, Wilmington and beyond. The orchestra performs nearly 20 concerts each year in addition to being invited to perform for fundraising events for other organizations. The Youth Orchestra remains a top priority as The Long Bay Symphony invests in the educational, cultural and artistic future of the region. The symphony is supported by ticket revenue, generous corporate and individual giving, foundation and municipal grants, and operating support from the S.C. Arts Commission.

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Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center
Featuring the Concerto Competition Winners
Visit the website www.longbaysymphony.com for tickets and more information about upcoming events and concerts.
Call 843.448.8379 to reserve tickets.

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Sebastian Baverstam

The Long Bay Symphony presents Romantic Blockbusters featuring Sebastian Bäverstam, cello on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. A program of some of the best-loved masterworks from the Romantic period:
Rossini William Tell Overture, Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1, and Brahms Symphony No. 1.  In addition, the concert will feature the world premiere of a commission from local composer and Coastal Carolina University faculty member, Donald Sloan, in celebration of the symphonies 25th Anniversary season. The composition takes its title from a Longfellow poem ” …the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind”.

A Symphony Soiree featuring the guest artist will be held at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  Sebastian Bäverstam will present a short concert followed by a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $35 and seating is limited.

Purchase Romantic Blockbusters tickets by phone at (843) 448-8379 or online at www.longbaysymphony.com/tickets.  Tickets are $50-$40 with $5 off for Seniors 60 and over; students age 22 and under $15.

The Long Bay Symphony is grateful for the following local media and corporate sponsors:
HTC – Participating Sponsor for the Symphony Series
Media Sponsors: Alternatives; Athens Publishing; Cumulus Radio; Dale Publishing; Grand Strand Arts; Grand Strand Happening; Grand Strand Magazine; Natural Awakenings; Next Media/WRNN; Lamar; TheDigitel Myrtle Beach; The North Myrtle Beach Times; Strand Media Group (Sasee); The Sun News; Waccamaw Publishers; WEZV/WYNA Radio; WMBF-TV.
Corporate Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC; Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; Eagle Crest Gracious Retirement Living; Merrill Lynch – The Wiggin Group; TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank

For more about Sebastian Bäverstam, visit http://sebastianbaverstam.com/ and for more about The Long Bay Symphony, visit www.longbaysymphony.com.

About The Long Bay Symphony:
The Long Bay Symphony celebrates 25 years of musical excellence during the 2012-2013 season. As the largest performing arts organization in the Grand Strand area as well as the largest professional orchestra in the region, The Long Bay Symphony’s mission is to provide the highest quality musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of the region.

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It begins June 1 in Myrtle Beach and keeps our beachfront hot until September 3. Check out the events for Hot Summer Nights!

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282nd US Army Band (free concert!)

4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12

Plyler Park, Ocean Boulevard

http://www.militaryappreciationdays.com

 Everyone is invited.

This performance is part of the Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days activities, a celebration of our military men and women – active duty, reserves and National Guard – and veterans from every service branch.

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THE SEA NOTES CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

“Remembering the Music of Our Lives”

Be prepared for nostalgic moments at  The Sea Notes Choral Society‘s spring concert Friday, March 30 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 31 at 3 pm; and Sunday, April 1 at 3 pm. All three concerts will be  at Hatch Auditorium on the campus of the North Carolina Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach. The selection of numbers will take you back in time to your youth and camp songs, puppy love and the wonderful old songs of stage and cinema.

 Susan Linton is directing the choir, accompanied by Jane Boberg on the piano. Performances are free, and a free-will offering is appreciated. For more information, visit  www.sea-notes.com

Caswell Beach is a lovely little beach town just minutes north of North Myrtle Beach,  South Carolina, and a short drive south of Wilmington, North Carolina.

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