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.

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)
TuesdayFebruary 17
Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Pisaro / Stuart / Bush ConcertHappy hour at 7:30 p.m., Concert at 8:00 p.m.Baker and Baker Presents Art of Music: Pisaro / Stuart / Bush Concert
Composer Michael Pisaro and percussionist Greg Stuart, whose recent collaborative performances at the CMA have been praised by the New York Times as "patient, unpredictable, exceedingly beautiful," join forces with the exemplary pianist Phillip Bush for an evening of innovative music-making. Pisaro's A mist is a collection of points for piano, percussion, and sine tones is a natural outgrowth of Pisaro and Stuart's field recording work in Congaree National Park - recently documented in the stunning Continuum Unbound (2014) box set on the Gravity Wave label - this new work engages with the "hyperchaotic" nature of change comprising not only our experience of the world, but the world itself. By considering the dynamic character of mist or fog, Pisaro's A mist is a collection of points creates a sonic terrain of dense, continuously rupturing and ultimately evaporating fields of color.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students.
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