Welcome to the wonderful world of Reveling!
The Revels program is the ingenious method of combining food, laughter and camaraderie with a unique activity/event while raising significant money for the Symphony. What better way to contribute throughout the season while financially supporting the arts?
Events and parties are organized at the beginning of the season by a Revels committee, and then published in a booklet that is mailed out to everyone in the League. It is always eagerly anticipated to see what is planned for the party season ahead! Each event is limited, so reservations are accepted in the order in which they are received.
Every event is generously hosted by supportive companies in the community and individual patrons in the League, which allows your full ticket price to go toward the League’s donation schedule. It may provide for a scholarship for a talented youngster to continue their lessons, or contribute to a musician’s salary, or pay for the music that the Orchestra performs so beautifully each concert. In essence, it is your support in attending Revels events that enable the music to continue to resound in the halls, auditoriums and churches throughout Charleston.
There is plenty of opportunity for anyone to participate on a committee or hosting an idea you may have. It is a great way to meet new friends, and use your skills to help the Symphony – in organization, cooking, computer skills, decorating, or networking to contact businesses and individuals.
Reservations for all Revels events may be made online below or may be mailed with a RESERVATION FORM along with payment. When your online reservation is made, you will receive a 'confirmation of purchase' via email to indicate we have your reservation. You will receive no other notice until a few days before the event when you will receive a reminder, address/directions and any other specifics.
WAIT LIST: If an event below is listed as "SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY" you may be added to the wait list. There is no charge to be added to the wait list for an event.
Reveling in the Low Country
Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.
2015-2016 Revels Season
Welcome to Reveling with the CSOL®. We are excited to offer these fun-filled events for your enjoyment. Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors for these events, all proceeds from Revels go directly to the CSO and our scholarship program. We support the CSO in many ways, focusing on music education, audience development and fundraising. Our fundraising projects are well known and respected in the community. We provide scholarships each year to promising young musicians of various ages as well as to CSO musicians for advanced study.
Sign up for one or all of the Revels events below!
President, Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.
Explore Charles Towne Landing Historic Site
October 1, 10:30 am $30 pp
Learn about Colonial history about Charleston by interacting with hands-on exhibits, and meandering the lovely grounds which include extensive gardens, ancient oaks, the Waring House, a 17th century replica sailing ship and more. Expert tour guides will be on hand to provide insights and information about this site. Lunch will be provided.
Hosts/Sponsors: Gail and Mike Maginnis, Debbie and Fritz Goulding
Tour The Charleston Gaillard Center Backstage
October 15, 4 pm $30 pp
Be one of the privileged to tour the magnificent designed performing hall and civic center prior to the curtain being raised for its first performance. Take a look backstage at the inner workings of state-of the art technology and sound systems. After the tour, stop by at 50 Hasell Street, St. Johannes Parsonage formerly known as the CSOL Designer Show House. Wine and appetizers will be served. This is a great opportunity to socialize and discuss the center with your friends.
Hosts/Sponsors: Angela Drake of Limehouse Properties, St. Johannes Lutheran Church, The Gaillard Foundation, The Revels Committee
Enjoy Sunday Brunch with Yuriy, Norbert, and Micah
November 1, 12 pm $80 pp
Be a guest for brunch at the beautiful Daniel Island Park home of Carol and Bob Wood and co-hosted by Ellen and Tommy Davis, and Gail Corvette. This special meal will surely rival any restaurant food while dining with friends, and enjoying music performed by Yuriy Bekker, Norbert Lewandowski, and Micah Gangwer. It's a sure bet to start your day off right!
Hosts/Sponsors: Carol and Bob Wood, Ellen and Tommy Davis, Gail Corvette
Delight in Garden Parties Pre and Post CSO Concert
November 6, 5:30 pm / 9 pm $75 pp
Enjoy wine and hors d'oeurves prior to the Masterworks performance at the historic Otto Tiedemann house at 62 Society Street, just one block from the Gaillard Auditorium. Once the concert is ended, dessert and champagne will be served at 32 Society Street at the home of Ornella and Bob Gebhardt.
Hosts/Sponsors: Loraine Perry and C.Ford Reese, Ornella and Bob Gebhart, Kathy Pease
Travel to Brookgreen Gardens
December 17, 1 pm or 2 pm departure $95 pp
Come and view one of the loveliest sculpture gardens in the South. Brookgreen Gardens is the floral jewel of South Carolina's coastal community. Located south of Myrtle Beach, the 9,100-acre property is a testament to the natural landscapes that surrounded this site. Chartered buses will provide transportation with one pick-up in Kiawah and one in Mount Pleasant. A buffet dinner is included. Just before leaving at dusk, we will be treated to enjoying the garden by candlelight.
Hosts/Sponsors: Marion and Burt Schools, Barbara Chapman
Taste Distinctive California Wines
January 17, 4:30 pm $50 pp
Come and enjoy this relaxed themed wine tasting event, "California Dreaming" at the home of Dr. Robert & Jane Miller in Mount Pleasant. The owners of Wine Cellars, Martha & Joe Andreski, will educate us on 5 different California wines, all paired with specific foods provided by Jean Carlton, Co-host. Special beach music will be provided by well-known local musician, Dave Landeo. Put on your flip flops and shorts, and prepare for a great time!
Hosts/Sponsors: Jane and Robert Miller, Jean Carlton, Martha and Joe Andreski of Wine Cellars, and Dave Landeo
Retreat to Dewees Island
February 14, 11 am or 12 pm departure $80 pp
Journey with us to another world...an island world of silence, ocean views, and nature. Accessible only by boat, Dewees is dedicated to environmental protection. Your visit will include roundtrip ferry ride to the island as no cars are allowed, a nature tour on a 20-passenger people mover, scrumptious brunch at the Huyler House, and a concert presented by the CSO Brass Ensemble.
Hosts/Sponsors: Joan Marchetti, Albert and Caroline Thibault, Ray and Linda Manning, Ruth and Len Peters
Discover McLeod Plantation Historic Site
April 6, 10 am $45 pp
Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston's and our nation's history. It is an important Gullah/Geechee heritage site which we will learn on our tour. The 36-acre plantation is a peaceful, moss-draped oasis sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the Charleston area, and a perfect place to relax and enjoy a boxed lunch while listening to music provided by our own CSO musicians.
Hosts/Sponsors: Celia and Chuck Hansult, Dottie and Fritz Hardin
Delight in Garden Parties Pre and Post CSO Concert
April 23, 5:30 pm / 9 pm $75 pp
Come early to your scheduled CSO concert, park, and take a short walk to a beautiful home garden to enjoy wine and appetizers with other concert goers. After the concert, leave the crowds, and walk to yet another beautiful garden of a local home, to enjoy dessert and coffee. It's a great way to share your love of music and concert program.
Hosts/Sponsors: Sue and Ken Ingram
Take Me Out to the RiverDogs
May TBD, 7 pm $35 pp
Cheer on the RiverDogs at The Joe while enjoying hot dogs, beer, and other ball park fare! The RiverDogs invite us to enjoy the great American pastime from the comfort of a private skybox at one of America's best small stadiums. What could be greater and more exciting than a lovely spring evening with friends, food, fun, and baseball?
Hosts and Sponsors: The Charleston Riverdogs