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.

FridayMarch 6
Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.07:00 p.m.Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.0
Lifting the plot essentials from Le Médecin malgré lui and Le Médecin volant, this light, original homage to Molière draws almost all its lines from another dozen or so of his best-loved plays. Siblings Angélique and Cléante love Valère and Mariane, but their grasping parents Géronte and Frosine plan to marry them off instead to wealthy aristocrats the Vicomte de Villebrequin and the Marquise de Mirepoix. Wily domestics Scapin and Toinette disguise themselves as doctors to help their young master and mistress. A slapstick comedy of errors and alas enemas. Enthusiastically performed in French prose and verse as the Club Théâtre's ninth annual French-language production. Performed in French, English synopsis provided.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for museum and Alliance Française members / Free for students with ID.
SundayMarch 8
Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.02:00 p.m.Alliance Française Play: Molière 2.0
Lifting the plot essentials from Le Médecin malgré lui and Le Médecin volant, this light, original homage to Molière draws almost all its lines from another dozen or so of his best-loved plays. Siblings Angélique and Cléante love Valère and Mariane, but their grasping parents Géronte and Frosine plan to marry them off instead to wealthy aristocrats the Vicomte de Villebrequin and the Marquise de Mirepoix. Wily domestics Scapin and Toinette disguise themselves as doctors to help their young master and mistress. A slapstick comedy of errors and alas enemas. Enthusiastically performed in French prose and verse as the Club Théâtre's ninth annual French-language production. Performed in French, English synopsis provided.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for museum and Alliance Française members / Free for students with ID.
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
SaturdayMarch 14
South Carolina Poetry Out Loud State Finals1:00 – 3:00 p.m.South Carolina Poetry Out Loud State Finals
For the tenth year, the South Carolina Arts Commission has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to bring the "Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest" to South Carolina high schools. The program seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry—recitation and performance.

    Cost:

  • Free.
WednesdayApril 8
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
WednesdayApril 15
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
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
WednesdayApril 22
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.
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
WednesdayApril 29
Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Music 101: Comedy in the 18th Century
Before the American and French revolutions, tragedy and comedy were defined by social class. Whereas aristocratic characters were always represented in serious situations, the lower orders of society were considered intrinsically comic and thus the proper subjects of comedy. By asserting that “all men are created equal,” the Declaration of Independence was therefore challenging assumptions about both society and humor.

This informative and entertaining six-week course explores how popular forms of comic art began to undermine the ancien régime in the century before Napoleon. In addition to examining the music, literature, and fashion of the time, particular attention is paid to the brilliant satirical drawings that spawned the modern political cartoon.

Dr. Peter A. Hoyt, a former president of the Mozart Society of America, is the CMA’s Adjunct Curator for Music and a frequent guest lecturer and program annotator at Lincoln Center in New York.

    Cost:

  • Series: $80 / $64 for members. $15 single classes.