Sing, swing, and sway along to an eclectic musical mix at the FREE 64th Evenings in Appleby Garden Concert Series at the Appleby Branch Library (2260 Walton Way, Augusta) every Tuesday at 8 pm beginning May 29 through June 26.
2018 Evenings in Appleby Garden Concert Series Schedule:
• Tuesday, May 29: Augusta Big Band Aggregate (“ABBA”)
• Tuesday, June 5: Kendrell Germany Trio
• Tuesday, June 12: Creative Impressions
• Tuesday, June 19: Savannah River Bluegrass
• Tuesday, June 26: Special Guest
Bring a chair or borrow one for a donation and relax and enjoy the sounds of the summer. You can even pack an evening picnic or purchase dinner from a food truck. Want to show off your decorating skills? Bring your best portable lawn party décor and food set up to compete for the title of Appleby Garden Party Winner of the Week.
The Columbia County Choral Society is honored to join forces in a cross-cultural musical exchange with The Augusta Chorale to celebrate their 35th anniversary. The collaboration will include the CSRA premier of Robert Nathaniel Dett’s motet The Chariot Jubilee along with other selected American folk songs and spirituals. This performance is made possible through a generous grant awarded by the Porter Fleming Foundation.
Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882 – 1943) is considered by many to be one of history’s greatest musicians of African descent. He was born in Drummondville (Niagara Falls), Ontario on October 11, 1882 and died on October 2, 1943 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Dett earned several degrees at prestigious American institutions, including Oberlin College (Bachelor of Music,1908; Honorary Doctor of Music, 1926); Howard University (Honorary Doctor of Music, 1924); and the Eastman School of Music (Master of Music, 1932). Dett studied composition in Paris with the internationally renowned teacher Nadia Boulanger, and performed at Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall. Dett also performed for two American presidents, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt (www.nathanieldettchorale.org).
The World’s only Grammy nominated Beatles tribute band, The WannaBeatles, make their first visit to Augusta, May 11 at Sky City, 1157 Broad Street, which is also a home town celebration for group member Bryan Cumming, who was born in Augusta, lived on Cumming Road, and traces his local roots back seven generations to Thomas Cumming, Augusta’s first mayor.