Music, dance, theatre - there is no better place to experience the rich array of performing arts than in the Museum's lovely spaces surrounded by art.

ThursdayJanuary 15
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
Enjoy this exciting series of amazing, hot jazz performances, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline, in the elegant setting of the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina
FridayJanuary 16
CMA Jazz on Main: Oscar, Ahmad & George: Three Legends of Piano JazzHappy hour at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main: Oscar, Ahmad & George: Three Legends of Piano Jazz
One was knighted by the Queen of England, another was named a Living Jazz Legend by the Kennedy Center, and another won eight Grammy Awards and was referred to as the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington. There is no shortage of world-class jazz pianists, but the names George Shearing, Ahmad Jamal, and Oscar Peterson stand out amongst the best. Each developed a signature sound in the 1950s that would become a point of reference. Their unique styles would go on to heavily influence countless musicians. The Noel Freidline Trio with special guest saxophonist Doug Henry presents an evening of music made famous by Shearing, Jamal, and Peterson, including such classics as "Lullaby of Birdland," "So Rare," "Poinciana," "But Not for Me," "Night Train," and "Band Call."
Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina. Cash Bar.

    Cost:

  • Individual Seats:
    $35 / $28 for members / $5 for students

    Premier Table Seating:
    $300 - 6 guests & 2 bottles of wine
    $200 - 4 guests & 1 bottles of wine
SaturdayJanuary 31
Auntie Karen Day11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Auntie Karen Day
The eleventh annual Auntie Karen Celebration of African American History Program is designed to provide a venue to display the works and talents of local vendors and artisans. The 2015 program features local performers specializing in jazz and gospel, poetry, and visual arts. The Shops at Auntie Karen’s Place will feature local vendors and artisans throughout the entire program.

    Cost:

  • Free
SaturdayFebruary 7
Contemporaries' Black Jack Ball7:30 - 11:30 p.m.Contemporaries' Black Jack Ball
This annual fundraising gala is the Contemporaries’ premiere event and is expected to draw a crowd of over 400 to the elegant, modern environment of the Columbia Museum of Art. In its 10th year, guests will enjoy an evening of Vegas-proportions in honor of the Contemporaries’ 21st birthday celebration. The event will begin with a silent art auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Scott Hall Catering, casino entertainment by Party Time DJs, music by Sol Fusion, and dancing in a show-stopping casino atmosphere designed by Cricket Newman Designs. All proceeds from the event benefit the Contemporaries Art Acquisition Fund. $55 / $100 for Contemporaries members and $75 / $135 for non-members. For more information, visit columbiacontemporaries.com.
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    Cost:

  • $55 /$100 for Contemporaries members and $75/$130 for non-members
TuesdayFebruary 10
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

Musicians
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Bella Hristova, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Beethoven Piano Trio in c minor, Opus 1, No. 3
Stravinsky Suite from L'histoire du Soldat for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
Weber Grand 'Trio' Concertant for Clarinet, Piano and Cello (arr. Todd Palmer)
TuesdayMarch 10
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

Musicians
Adam Neiman, piano
Maria Bachmann, violin
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Schubert Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D. 487
Adam Neiman Serenade for Violin and Piano (2013)
Saint-Saëns Piano Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 41
Dvo?ák Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 87
FridayApril 17
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
Enjoy this exciting series of amazing, hot jazz performances, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline, in the elegant setting of the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina
TuesdayApril 28
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

Musicians
Rieko Aizawa, piano
Jesse Mills, violin
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Ara Gregorian, violin and viola
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Turina Scène Andalouse for Viola, Piano and String Quartet, Opus 7
Mendelssohn String Quintet in A Major, Opus 18
Arvo Pärt Summa for Violin, Two Violas and Cello (1990)
Chausson Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Opus 21