- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Charleston Symphony Orchestra is marking its 80th year as a performing arts organization with a performance that includes renowned pianist Leon Fleisher.

The orchestra announced this week the performance with the Kennedy Center Honors recipient and Grammy nominee will be part of a 1930s-themed gala in September, which is the beginning of the orchestra’s new season.

The Sept. 10 event at Charleston’s Gaillard Center features the performance, a dinner, reception and an auction.

Fleisher and the orchestra will be performing works by Ravel and Mozart. The orchestra will also perform Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.”


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