The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra will end its 2009-2010 season on May 6th and 9th with a program which includes the works of several Russian composers as well as movie themes familiar to screen buffs and music lovers.

Departing slightly from the orchestra’s usual spring fare, this concert will include some works that are a bit more serious in nature.  However, the audience will have no difficulty recognizing the melodies from Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet as well as March Slav. The melody of the latter is probably quite familiar to young piano students! ‘The Procession of the Sardar’ and ‘Russian Sailor’s Dance’ will round out the music by Russian composers.

Maestro Devyatkin has also selected a suite of Symphonic Dances from ‘Fiddler On The Roof’.  These are brimming with action bringing to mind the wild excitement of the Klezmer tradition.

Over the last few years The Beaufort Symphony has been pleased to showcase quite a number of the fine orchestral arrangements of our bassoonist, William Baker.  Continuing on the Russian theme, Bill has provided us with ‘Lara’s Theme’, from Dr. Zhivago, and the James Bond classic, ‘From Russia With Love’.  The orchestra is indeed lucky to have Bill offer his talents as a musician and an arranger.

Continuing in the Hollywood vein, BSO will offer themes from the movies, Titanic, Anastasia, and ‘More’, from Mondo Cane.  Maestro Devyatkin is fond of saying that many of today’s best composers are at work in Hollywood and on Broadway.  This collaboration is reminiscent of royal patronage at the time of Mozart and Handel. Certainly, having one’s music in a movie provides a wonderful opportunity for exposure to a vast modern audience.

The Beaufort Youth Orchestra, also under the baton of Fred Devyatkin, will join the BSO during the Sunday Matinee.  Scholarship winners will be announced at both concerts.  Now nearly 50 in number, this talented group of young musicians nearly doubled in the past year. They offer a full symphonic ensemble – including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion and maintain a full concert schedule. Their growing skills can be measured by those who were selected to represent the group at regional and state events this year.

The Beaufort Youth Orchestra is fortunate to have Greta and Ron Maddox act as liaisons to the orchestra board, serving as strong advocates for our young musicians.  They are especially passionate about preserving a healthy string presence in Northern Beaufort County.  The Orchestra Board is very grateful for the immense amount of time and energy they give to a cause they care so much about.  If you know a young player who would be interested in auditioning for the Beaufort Youth Orchestra, please contact Greta Maddox at 843-838-8001 or Fred Devyatkin at 912-232-7250.

The Beaufort Orchestra is busily planning for next season! We think of ourselves as Beaufort’s great hometown orchestra and look forward to your continuing loyal support. Daniel Adni, world-renowned concert pianist, will return to headline our opening concert in October.  Subscriptions for 2020-2011 will be available at the May 6th and 9th concerts and following that, information can be found on line at  Subscription seating will be on a first come, first served basis. We know you will want to join us for another season to Keep The Music Live!!



The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra


From Russia (and Hollywood) With Love

Frederick Devyatkin, Musical Director

Selections include:

Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet
March Slav, Dances from “Fiddler on the Roof”

Music from “Titanic”, “Dr. Zhivago”, “Anastasia”

USCB Performing Arts Auditorium

801 Carteret Street, Beaufort

Thursday Evening, May 6th, 2010 – 8:00 P.M. – $30

Sunday Matinee – May 9th, 2010 – 3:00 P.M. – $30

Youth Through High School – $5

Tickets may be purchased on the Beaufort Orchestra’s website or

Call Ticket Fusion’s toll free number 1-877-548-3237

Remaining tickets at the door if available