The Beaufort Symphony cordially invites you to celebrate the holiday season with them on Thursday Evening, December 16th at 8:00 P.M. and a Sunday Matinee, December 19th at 3:00 P.M. at USCB’s Performing Arts Auditorium.

The ‘Winter Soiree!’ will showcase the orchestra in both classical selections of Bach, Handel, and Tchaikovsky as well as lots of toe-tapping music of the season!

Musical Director, Fred Devyatkin has chosen J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor to open the program. While most recognize that Maestro Devyatkin is a spirited and knowledgeable conductor, he is also a gifted violinist, having studied at The Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

He will be joined by oboist, Elizabeth Tomorsky as he steps down from the podium and exchanges the baton for his violin bow in the Bach Concerto.  His talent as a violinist will come as no surprise to those who were at the chamber concert at Sea Island Presbyterian in October.  The audience was treated to some outstanding string playing when Fred shared the stage with world famous pianist, Daniel Adni.

Also on the program is Handel’s Concerto Grosso in B Flat Major. This work is one of five sets of Concerti Grossi, which were written between 1715 and 1717.  However, quite a number of these were “borrowed” by the composer from his earlier choral, chamber, and orchestral works. They feature a small group of string players who contrast their part with the larger, or “tutti” string sections, hence the concerted style.

Baroque era composers Bach and Handel were both born in Germany in 1685, within a short distance of one another. While we do not think they ever met, each had great respect for the other’s work.  Handel was a cosmopolitan traveler, who spent much of his adult life composing in England.  Bach lived a more insular life in Germany, composing a huge amount of sacred music inspired by his strong faith in God.

The ‘Winter Soiree!’ will also feature Tchaikovsky’s entire Nutcracker Suite with its many charming dances, the Pas de Deux, and Waltz of the Flowers.

Rounding out the holiday program will be many joyous and familiar songs of the season.  Long after the cookies have been eaten and the ornaments are packed away, you are sure to remember the time spent with the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra.  Come help us Keep The Music Live!!!

Listed below is everything you need to know in order to purchase single tickets or pro-rated season subscriptions.

Musicians wishing to audition for the BSO may contact Fred Devyatkin at (912) 232-7250.



Winter Soiree!

Thursday Evening, December 16th, 2010 – 8:00 P.M.

Sunday Matinee, December 19th, 2010 – 3:00 P.M.

Bach – Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor

Elizabeth Tomorsky, Oboe & Fred Devyatkin, Violin

Handel – Concerto Grosso in B Flat Major

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite

Music of the Season




Starring The Orchestra!

Thursday Evening, March 3rd, 2011 – 8:00 P.M.

Sunday Matinee, March 6th, 2011 – 3:00 P.M.

Haydn – Symphony #100,  “Military”

Dvorak – Symphony #8

American Salute!

From Gould to Gershwin

Thursday Evening, May 5th, 2011 – 8:00 P.M.

Sunday Matinee, May 8th, 2011 – 3:00 P.M.


USCB Performing Arts Center

801 Carteret Street, Beaufort

Adults $35, Youth through High School $5

Pro-rated Season Subscriptions by calling


Individual tickets at the Beaufort Orchestra’s website or

Call Ticket Fusion (toll free) 1-877-548-3237

Remaining tickets at the door, if available

This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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