Dr. Suzanna Pavlovsky, founder and director of the Palmetto Chamber Orchestra, is spearheading the program which will include four performances: Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No.1”, Bach’s “The Art Of Fugue,” Bottesini’s “Bass Concerto No.2” and Kaiser’s performance. The event is an ode to the legendary classical composer Johann Bach in celebration of his birthday in March.
When Suzanna Pavlovsky, the founder, conductor and artistic director of the Palmetto Chamber Orchestra, creates a concert program, she has a lot of variables to consider.
She has to think about what classical composers would fit well with one another, and that can mean that their music works well together, or that they led similar lives, or that there are themes in their respective works that match up well. She has to consider what kind of an audience the program might attract, and the venue that makes sense for the orchestra to perform.
The sold-out performance entitled "We Could Have Danced All Night” took its audience through a unique experience of a simultaneously performed mixed-media production. The orchestra played while dancers danced and visual artists painted…“We Could Have Danced All Night” also took its audience on an international musical tour. Music representing France, Venezuela, Mexico, the United States, and Spain was performed by the Ensemble Eclectica orchestra.
Maestra Suzanna Pavlovsky initiated the formation of Palmetto Chamber Orchestra to provide musical educators in South Carolina an organization to call home. Providing a minimal commitment rehearsal schedule with highly demanding repertoire gives educators the opportunity to maintain their musical skills amidst chaotic family and work schedules.
As a fledgling chamber orchestra, Palmetto Chamber Orchestra is a selective organization whose members are music educators, advanced students, and dedicated musical members of the community.