People often do dinner and a movie, so how about lunch and a concert?
The 27th annual FPC “Promenades” concert series opens at 1 p.m. Thursday with a violin prodigy, Benjamin Beilman, accompanied by Yekwon Sunwoo on piano. For this concert and three others – all at 1 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 14 and March 7 – the seats are borrowed at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Season tickets are $30, or $10 at the door, if available, on each date.
Brown Bradley, founder and artistic director of the series, said many rising stars of classical music, as well as colossal ones such as Joshua Bell and Renee Fleming, have played FPC concerts through the years.
This year, to start off, we got Benjamin Beilman, the winner of the 2010 Montreal International Musical Competition, which is a very prestigious feat. I walked with him on the phone the other day. He’s a unique personality. He’s 21 years old and just playing around the world with every orchestra. They call him the new Joshua Bell.