Carolina Music Museum

Carolina Music Museum Our vision is to be the leading center of preserving and celebrating the musical narratives of the Carolinas and the Southeast, through educational programs, exhibits, and performances by distinguished artists.
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04/17/2020

Live from the Sigal Music Museum

04/15/2020

The next Live from the Sigal Museum broadcast on FB will feature the marvelous pianist Maria Maria Paola Parrini playing the 1863 Erard grand, and equally marvelous cellist Nathaniel Ortega. See you at 12:00 PM EST on Friday!

Maria Parrini is a graduate of the Cleveland Conservatory of Music and has appeared several times in performance at the Sigal Music Museum concerts, as well as a semi-finalist at Fischoff Competition. Maria is now on sabbatical with the virus threat and hopes to return to her life as a professional pianist in the next few months.

Nathaniel Ortega is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. During his early years studying with Richard Hirschl of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he developed a love for orchestral playing. Nathaniel served as principal cellist for
both the Eastman School Symphony and the Eastman Philharmonia from 2009 to 2014. Since 2016 Nathaniel has acted as both performer and manager for the Lincoln Center Stage Piano Quintet.

04/15/2020
The Music Museum getting into the fun!
04/14/2020

The Music Museum getting into the fun!

Our take on the “Between Art and Quarantine” challenge! Thanks to the @gettymuseum for coming up with a great way to continue interacting with art and music as we practice social distancing. We challenge you to recreate your favorite music-related painting or photograph at home! Make sure to tag the Carolina Music Museum so we can check out your wonderful creations. #betweenartandquarantine #tussenkunstenquarantaine #museumathome #piano #arthistory #musichistory #macartscouncil #remotelycreative #artisphere2020

Our take on the “Between Art and Quarantine” challenge! Thanks to the @gettymuseum for coming up with a great way to con...
04/14/2020

Our take on the “Between Art and Quarantine” challenge! Thanks to the @gettymuseum for coming up with a great way to continue interacting with art and music as we practice social distancing. We challenge you to recreate your favorite music-related painting or photograph at home! Make sure to tag the Carolina Music Museum so we can check out your wonderful creations. #betweenartandquarantine #tussenkunstenquarantaine #museumathome #piano #arthistory #musichistory #macartscouncil #remotelycreative #artisphere2020

04/14/2020

Explore the complex history of the banjo in America through a closer look at a late nineteenth century New England instrument by Gilbert O. Kibbe, c. 1885. Check out www.blackbanjoreclamationproject.org for more information on the effort to bring the banjo back to African American communities!

Tune in at noon tomorrow EST for the first sneak peek view of the magnificent Sigal keyboard collection, where we will f...
04/14/2020

Tune in at noon tomorrow EST for the first sneak peek view of the magnificent Sigal keyboard collection, where we will feature the 1784 demi-lune piano of William Southwell, and the 1784 Stein grand piano.

04/10/2020

A replay of yesterday's live Conversations with a Curator on Instagram!

04/08/2020
04/08/2020

Stay tuned for great Music and Education from the Carolina Music Museum. Join Chief Curator Tom Strange and Founder and pianist Beth Marr Lee at Noon!

Conversations with a Curator!Thursday, April 9th, at 11:00 AMBored at home? Wish you could explore your favorite local m...
04/06/2020

Conversations with a Curator!
Thursday, April 9th, at 11:00 AM

Bored at home? Wish you could explore your favorite local museum?
Join one of our curators, Allie Cade, as she share some of her favorite instruments in the Carolina Music Museum's collection, and ask her any of your most pressing questions about music, behind-the-scenes at the Museum, and life as a curator!

04/03/2020
Conversation with a Curator!Thursday, April 9th, at 11:00 AMBored at home? Wish you could explore your favorite local mu...
04/02/2020

Conversation with a Curator!
Thursday, April 9th, at 11:00 AM

Bored at home? Wish you could explore your favorite local museum?
Join one of our curators, Allie Cade, as she share some of her favorite instruments in the Carolina Music Museum's collection, and ask her any of your most pressing questions about music, behind-the-scenes at the Museum, and life as a curator!

04/01/2020
Since we are sheltering around the world, we invite you to tune in live for virtual programming with Dr. Thomas Strange,...
03/31/2020

Since we are sheltering around the world, we invite you to tune in live for virtual programming with Dr. Thomas Strange, Chief Curator, or Allie Cade, Senior Curator of the Carolina/Sigal Music Museum every Wednesday and Friday at 12:00 PM EST. We will shoot for 30 minutes and YOU let us know what you want to see.

We will start with Seven Centuries of Keyboard Instrument’s and as we get questions, dig into the details. See you all live on Wednesday's & Friday's!

Happy National Piano Day from Carolina Music Museum!....#nationalpianoday2020 #yeahthatgreenvillesc #cmm #smm #carolinam...
03/28/2020

Happy National Piano Day from Carolina Music Museum!
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#nationalpianoday2020 #yeahthatgreenvillesc #cmm #smm #carolinamusicmuseum #sigalmusicmuseum #88thdayoftheyear #88thday #88keys #queencharlotte #doublemanualharpsichord

03/17/2020
03/13/2020
Vlogart

A lovely short documentary about the Music Museum, telling the story of the development of the harpsichord and the piano!

Sometimes a collector needs a little luck, sometimes that luck comes with perseverance.
Thomas Strange, artistic director and curator of the Carolina Music Museum, has logged more than 10,000 hours refurbishing, rebuilding, and restoring what time has torn apart since he discovered his life long interest on the pianos’ stories and the creation of sound and music.
He's helped establish a network of fellow enthusiasts preserving these pieces of the past, before their notes fade away forever.

He has brought back to live many instruments with invaluable history like the Broadwood grand that Chopin played in his tour in England. “When you touch these keyboards, when you play, you hear something different. Some of them still have their odor about them-it touches all the senses," he says. "Sharing these pianos is more valuable than anything I do. It's about as fulfilling as it gets."

Carolina Music Museum Ranked Third as One of the 10Best New Museums in the United States. In May of this year a new exhibit will open featuring the recently received the gift of over 600 historic keyboards, woodwinds, and world instruments from Marlowe Sigal Collection in Boston.

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Justin Varnes Quartet is a modern twist on classic jazz tunes & takes iconic jazz figures & brings their stories & music...
03/11/2020

Justin Varnes Quartet is a modern twist on classic jazz tunes & takes iconic jazz figures & brings their stories & music back to life in a setting that is both entertaining & educational. The concerts mix rousing performances with music appreciation & history.

Is a modern twist on classic jazz tunes & takes iconic jazz figures & brings their stories & music back to life in a set...
03/08/2020

Is a modern twist on classic jazz tunes & takes iconic jazz figures & brings their stories & music back to life in a setting that is both entertaining & educational. The concerts mix rousing performances with music appreciation & history.

Drummer Justin Varnes developed his career touring with Icon Phoebe Snow,
w/whom he performed on the Roseanne Barr Show w/Michael McDonald.

Nick Rosen, pianist & keyboardist calling for music began very young when he began plucking out tunes at the piano.

John Sandfort, saxophone, was an active presence on the Chicago music scene performing with many of Chicago’s great jazz musicians.

Kevin Smith, bass, was exposed at a young age to the cultures hymnody, negro spirituals, country blues & gospel music which would set the foundation for a successful music career.

Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Come join us in an evening of lyric reflections, present & past. Featuring songs that deal with such contemporary issues...
03/05/2020

Come join us in an evening of lyric reflections, present & past. Featuring songs that deal with such contemporary issues as gun violence, the environment, & the post-truth era also new songs by Stephen Foster, with his thoughts on love, poverty, the Civil War, & beer.

Is a modern twist on classic jazz tunes & takes iconic jazz figures & brings their stories & music back to life in a set...
03/04/2020

Is a modern twist on classic jazz tunes & takes iconic jazz figures & brings their stories & music back to life in a setting that is both entertaining & educational. The concerts mix rousing performances with music appreciation & history.

Drummer Justin Varnes developed his career touring with Icon Phoebe Snow,
w/whom he performed on the Roseanne Barr Show w/Michael McDonald.

Nick Rosen, pianist & keyboardist calling for music began very young when he began plucking out tunes at the piano.

John Sandfort, saxophone, was an active presence on the Chicago music scene performing with many of Chicago’s great jazz musicians.

Kevin Smith, bass, was exposed at a young age to the cultures hymnody, negro spirituals, country blues & gospel music which would set the foundation for a successful music career.

Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Looking forward to a return visit!
03/03/2020

Looking forward to a return visit!

Working on the next episode!!!
I'm always touched by the humility of this outstanding personality: Thomas Strange is the Chief Curator for the Carolina Music MuseumMusic Museum
(now Sigal Music Museum, in Greenville SC) which has recently acquired the world-class Marlowe A.Sigal Collection of keyboards and woodwinds.

Here it is in print folks! We are doing something magical.
03/03/2020
GVLtoday

Here it is in print folks! We are doing something magical.

The Carolina Music Museum in Greenville has been ranked No. 3 on the list of the Best New Museums in the United States by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers Choice Awards. Since opening in 2018, the Carolina Music Museum has also received national recognition by Architectural Digest. 👏

Danielle Knox, Vocals & Jon Grier, Piano “An Evening of Song”Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pmCome join us in an evening of lyr...
03/01/2020

Danielle Knox, Vocals & Jon Grier, Piano “An Evening of Song”
Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm

Come join us in an evening of lyric reflections, present and past. Danielle McCormick Knox, Instructor of Voice at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, and Jon Jeffrey Grier, Faculty Emeritus of the FAC, will perform several recent and new songs and arrangements on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 PM. The first half of the program will feature songs of Jon’s that deal with such contemporary issues as gun violence, the environment, and the post-truth era. The second half features new arrangements of classic songs by Stephen Foster, offering insights into Foster’s thoughts on love, poverty, the Civil War, and beer. These will be accompanied on the CMM’s 1834 Nunns & Clark square piano, an instrument that Foster may well have known. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Carolina Music Museum Ranked Third as One of the 10Best New Museums in the United StatesAfter four weeks of national vot...
02/28/2020

Carolina Music Museum Ranked Third as One of the 10Best New Museums in the United States

After four weeks of national voting in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, Greenville’s Carolina Music Museum on Heritage Green ranked third in the country when voting closed on February 28th. Nominees for the category were chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from https://buff.ly/2wWCoXi; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties who owns USA TODAY.

This is the second major recognition the museum has received since opening in 2018 when Architectural Digest listed it as one of leading museums that would open that year. The museum currently houses one of the finest and largest collections of historic and often playable keyboard instruments—clavichords, harpsichords, pianofortes and other types to be found in the country.

In May of this year a new exhibit will open featuring the recently received the gift of over 600 historic keyboards, woodwinds, and world instruments from Marlowe Sigal Collection in Boston. Additionally, a collection of 200 ethnomusicological instruments from the Asheville collector Edwin Frank was added last Fall. The museum’s Curator, Thomas Strange, whose collection was the nucleus and inspiration for the museum, said, “this recognition by USA Today reinforces our expectation to build a museum with national and international standing here in Greenville.”

The Carolina Music Museum will change its name to the Sigal Museum May 1st to honor the Boston collector whose gift has helped put the museum on the international music map. The new collection will attract an even wider interest among national and international artists wishing to come to Greenville to play these one-of-a-kind instruments in concert. SMM will continue to provide concerts across the music spectrum for audiences of all kinds from classical to mountain music. Go to our current website https://buff.ly/3a6oVui for more information about the collection and all the upcoming concerts.

Sending all the good vibes and love Tonia's way in celebration of her 2 year anniversary with The Carolina Music Museum....
02/28/2020

Sending all the good vibes and love Tonia's way in celebration of her 2 year anniversary with The Carolina Music Museum. We couldn't do it without you and your amazing work ethic. You make our little museum a better place! Thank you!

There will be beer!.....and wine and cookies! It’s been a pleasure to hear these two at their rehearsal sessions!
02/26/2020

There will be beer!.....and wine and cookies! It’s been a pleasure to hear these two at their rehearsal sessions!

Danielle Knox, Vocals & Jon Grier, Piano “An Evening of Song”
Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm

Come join us in an evening of lyric reflections, present and past. Danielle McCormick Knox, Instructor of Voice at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, and Jon Jeffrey Grier, Faculty Emeritus of the FAC, will perform several recent and new songs and arrangements on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 PM. The first half of the program will feature songs of Jon’s that deal with such contemporary issues as gun violence, the environment, and the post-truth era. The second half features new arrangements of classic songs by Stephen Foster, offering insights into Foster’s thoughts on love, poverty, the Civil War, and beer. These will be accompanied on the CMM’s 1834 Nunns & Clark square piano, an instrument that Foster may well have known. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Danielle Knox, Vocals & Jon Grier, Piano “An Evening of Song”Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pmCome join us in an evening of lyr...
02/26/2020

Danielle Knox, Vocals & Jon Grier, Piano “An Evening of Song”
Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm

Come join us in an evening of lyric reflections, present and past. Danielle McCormick Knox, Instructor of Voice at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, and Jon Jeffrey Grier, Faculty Emeritus of the FAC, will perform several recent and new songs and arrangements on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 PM. The first half of the program will feature songs of Jon’s that deal with such contemporary issues as gun violence, the environment, and the post-truth era. The second half features new arrangements of classic songs by Stephen Foster, offering insights into Foster’s thoughts on love, poverty, the Civil War, and beer. These will be accompanied on the CMM’s 1834 Nunns & Clark square piano, an instrument that Foster may well have known. Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

Come see our musical friends Fine Arts Center pARTners on March 16th for a fun night of jazz!
02/25/2020

Come see our musical friends Fine Arts Center pARTners on March 16th for a fun night of jazz!

Ludmila Peterkova, Clarinet & Claudio Olivera, Piano “International Style”!Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pmHailing from ...
02/19/2020

Ludmila Peterkova, Clarinet & Claudio Olivera, Piano “International Style”!
Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
Hailing from Czechoslovakia & Venezuela, our musicians bring their lyrical partnership to the museum for an intimate concert. Ludmila is a soloist, chamber music player & teacher. Pianist, Claudio Olivera has participated in national & international competitions.

After hours: the Music Museum is still educating and entertaining!
02/19/2020

After hours: the Music Museum is still educating and entertaining!

Our February Adult Musical Gathering took place at the Carolina Music Museum. It was a fascinating evening of learning about amazing instruments and even getting to play on some of them....including a piano that Chopin played! Thank you Carolina Music Museum. We look forward to coming back again!

#PCSAdultMusicalGathering #CarolinaMusicMuseum
#NourishingHeartsAndMinds

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us...
02/16/2020

We have been nominated in USA Today's 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards for Best New Museum! You can vote for us once a day at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum/. until Monday, February 17 and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, February 28.

“International Style”!Hailing from Czechoslovakia and Venezuela, our clarinetist and pianist bring their lyrical partner...
02/16/2020

“International Style”!

Hailing from Czechoslovakia and Venezuela, our clarinetist and pianist bring their lyrical partnership to the museum for an intimate concert. Ludmila Peterkova is a soloist, chamber music player and teacher. She has been a guest in Moscow with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and is a recording artist with the Supraphon label, collaborating with other artists in beautiful trio recordings. She has taught at the Prague Conservatory and organized her own summer course of clarinet and chamber performance for 11 years.
Venezuelan pianist, Claudio Olivera debuted as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 12. He has participated in national and international competitions, receiving multiple prizes for his outstanding performances. He has played for every major orchestra in his country. He traveled to the US to begin studying with Dr. Marina Lomazov and in 2016, under her direction, he received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Piano degree, from the University of South Carolina.
Tickets $15 Adults & $5 Students. Call 864-520-8807 to reserve your tickets now.

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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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This Monday is the last Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas concert at 7:30 pm Monday, July 22 at the Fine Arts Center. Staff as indicated that a few tickets are available. Greenville Arts Today has both a review of concert 3 and a preview of the this coming last concert 4. Here are the links (click or cut and paste): https://www.gatgreenvilleartstoday.com/past-reviews/chamber-music-society-of-the-carolinas-preview-comments-program-4 https://www.gatgreenvilleartstoday.com/past-reviews/chamber-music-society-program-3-review
Have just learned about this well-kept secret!
Nice to see PDQ Bach/Peter Shickele featured as the CCM composer of the month . . . the only tri-lettered son of Bach who can still be commissioned to write pieces for budding musicians. Here’s mine: the four movement “Das Pockelbuchlein“ composed for me to play at 1920’s WurliTzer theatre pipe organs on tour, that is those equipped with Bass Drum with Attached Cymbals, Triangle, Chinese Gong, Castanet, Tambourine, Fire Gong, Xylophone, Automobile Horn, Bird Whistle, Marimba, Orchestra Bells, Chimes, Train Whistle.
NOW: SATURDAYS 10:30 TO 12:00 NOON A FREE DOCENT TOUR WITH ADMISSION! Come on down and learn interesting things about Carolina's Music History, the stringed keyboards of 1750-1850 manufactured both in Europe and the United States, as Carolina ventured into music within Plantation Houses and City Homes.
Wendy Green, here’s the page for the Carolina Music Museum. There’s a very informative article below that gives the history of how the museum came to be. Maybe one day we could do a tour of all the museums (except the children’s) on Heritage Green and then take in a play at the Greenville Little Theater. They put on some great productions and I love their intimate feel.
Amazing collection! Wonderful addition to Greenville that will be available for all to see!
Thank you so much for giving our Fine Arts Center students such a wonderful tour and history lesson today! I am very excited for you and for the contribution you are making to our local arts community. Again, I am here to help you in any way that you need. I literally live within a three minute walk from you :)
The moving team at the end of a full day!
I see the lights on in the "shop" and trust that Tom is working hard to make something magnificent. Looking for the opening. RON
I am so excited about the Carolina Music Museum. This incredible collection is truly unique. I look forward to all of the activities that will be coming.