Music & Dance
BALLET EVOLUTION— Ballet performances that integrate live music, often collaborations among local Charleston professional organizations. Upcoming: “Spring Repertory,” April 14-15 at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $18-52. www.balletevolution.org. The Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., 843.864.4809.
CHAMBER MUSIC CHARLESTON— This ensemble presents classical music concerts in more intimate settings, including house concerts in May. Upcoming: “Prelude to Carnegie,” April 20; “Winds and Strings,” April 23. “Music for Flute, Viola and Harp,” May 14-17. www.chambermusiccharleston. org. 843.763.4941.
CHARLESTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA— Charlton Singleton leads this talented ensemble with big band sound. Upcoming: “Motown: The Grove that Changed America,” April 15, “Blue Note Records: The Iconic Jazz Label and its Stars,” Sept. 16. www.jazzartistsofcharleston.org. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., 843.641.0011.
CHARLESTON SYMPHONY ORCHES
TRA— Music Director Ken Lam presents major concert series, pops and chamber orchestra performances. Upcoming: “Mahler’s Fifth Symphony,” April 21-22; “Brahms,” Sept. 15-16. www.charlestonsymphony.org. 95 Calhoun St., 843.723.7528.
NORTH CHARLESTON POPS— Founded in 2012 in conjunction with the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, this fully professional orchestra, led by Nick Palmer, presents
popular music using an upbeat sound that’s often supported by a rock band and vocalists. In addition to an annual series at the North Charleston PAC, it has accompanied touring Broadway shows and is featured at such public events as North Charleston’s Fourth of July celebration. Upcoming shows: “Under the Big Top! - Cirque de la Symphonie” April 29. www.northcharlestonpops.com. 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 843.202.2787.