The Party: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s (CSOL) annual gala honored iconic composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. The party and concert were a celebration of music and culture, supporting the CSO as they deliver a high caliber of classical music and music appreciation to the Lowcountry. The evening included a concert in which Pops conductor Yuriy Bekker led the orchestra in pieces by both composers. Following the performance, guests mingled, dined, and participated in a live auction.
Highlight: CSO music director Ken Lam guest conducting the first song, the overture to Bernstein’s Candide
Overheard: A spirited “Mambo!” in unison as the audience joined in during a selection from West Side Story
Beneficiary: Charleston Symphony Orchestra League