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Soiree Sunday: JazzCasual

Expect an evening of live music with an infusion of creativity and collaboration – everything from dance, performance art, film, and the spoken word. JazzSoiree is live jazz and lovely people indeed.

September 24 | A Coltrane Thang
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 1: John Coltrane Quartet – December 7, 1963); live jazz performance and discussion of the article “Accentuate the Negative? On Teaching Biographical Details in Jazz History” by Dr. Robert Foster, Professor of Music at Augusta University; classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More.

October 22 | Mitch Butler Trio
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 16: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra – April 22, 1968), live jazz trio led by Dr. Mitch Butler, classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More,

November 26 | Jordan Deshong Trio
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 15: Dave Brubeck Quartet – October 17, 1961), live jazz trio led by Jordan Deshong, classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More w/ swing dancers.

December 24 | NO SoireeSunday

January 28 | mini-ABBA (Augusta Big Band Aggregate)
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 11: Woody Herman and His Swingin’ Herd – Program II – June 1, 1963), little big band led by Fabio Mann; classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More.

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents the Telegraph String Quartet

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents The Telegraph Quartet in concert. This performance will open the 2017-2018 HJCMS season.

The Telegraph Quartet was formed by its current members in 2013. In its short existence, the quartet has already won two of the most prestigious competitions for chamber ensembles – the 2016 Naumberg Chamber Music competition, and the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Competition in 2014. These future superstars of the chamber music world recently played their New York debut in Carnegie Hall and European debut performance in Italy. They continue to tour the notable chamber music venues and festivals in the United States and abroad. Their debut CD of string quartets has recently been released.

They will present a program of pieces from the Romantic Era including Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 5 (circa 1799), Robert Schumann’s String Quartet #3 Op. 41 (1842), and the Rondo (1906) by Anton Webern.

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents the Russian String Orchestra

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents the second concert of the 2017-2018 season, the Russian String Orchestra. This concert is presented in part by the Westobou Festival.

Founded in 1991, the fourteen-piece Russian Chamber Orchestra (formerly Chamber Orchestra Kremlin) is comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players and has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. The signature quality of the orchestra is the depth and variety of its repertoire – over 1,000 compositions from early baroque to works written on commission from Misha Rachlevsky and the orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe and the USA. The orchestra prides itself on offering interesting and often unique programs and “14 soloists…any one of whom can be designated by the audience to perform a solo with the audience on the spot.”

The program will include Debussy’s The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Gershwin’s Summertime from “Porgy and Bess,” and Astor Piazzola’s Four Tangos, among others.






Sacred Heart Cultural Center Silent Movie Night featuring The Merry Widow


Presented by LA Z BOY


The Merry Widow (1925)



7:15 PM Melanie Wade Larsen and Ron Carter present Songs from the Silent Era

7:30 PM Film Presentation


Eat, Drink & Lounge in a LA Z BOY      $60 per person

General Admission                              $20 per person

Students                                                          $10 per person

Table of Eight                                      $144


For Reservation 706-826-4700 or

purchase tickets online at www.sacredheartaugusta.org


Based loosely on the operetta of the same name, The Merry Widow is legendary director Erich von Stroheim’s most successful film. Starring Mae Murray, the “Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips” and idol-in-the- making John Gilbert, The Merry Widow is a delightful romp set in a fictional eastern European principality so beguiling to American audiences at the time. Murray charms as Sally O’Hara, star of New York follies troupe wooed by two princes – the good-hearted womanizer Danilo (Gilbert) and his fetishist cousin the crown prince Mirko. Duty to country forces Danilo to deny his heart and give up his love forcing Sally into marriage with a wealthy but repellant financier. Widowhood and a large inheritance bring Sally back to the kingdom and chaos ensues!

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents Nikita Mndoyants, pianist

Nikita Mndoyants, pianist

A standing offering of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society is the winner of each year’s prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition. This year we present the 2016 winner Nikita Mndoyants. Mr. Mndoyants was also a finalist in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013 and the First Prize Winner of the 7th International Paderewski Piano Competition in 2007. He is a serious composer, having won the first prize at both the 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers in Moscow, and at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers. He will appear on our stage at the age of 28, already a proven superstar performer and a creative force in the current world of pianists.

General admission $40; Students $5 with ID; Free for AU students, faculty, staff

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Vola O’Connor Jacobs was an integral part of the musical fabric of Augusta for most of her life. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, she returned to her hometown of Augusta, performed often as soloist and concerto artist, and taught many hundreds of piano students, some of whom have become teachers of the next generation of pianists. This concert is in memory of the significant contribution she made to music in Augusta and throughout the Southeastern United States.