Charleston Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Symphony Orchestra opens is 75th season Friday at the Gaillard Auditorium.

The CSO is returning to the stage after a rather difficult year with the death of its Music Director David Stahl and its financial woes in 2010.

The symphony orchestra is under the direction of new Executive Director Daniel Beckley. Beckley says a new artistic director will bring innovative and exciting programming to the Gaillard stage.

"We're under a completely new operating model now. We're really rebuilding the organization," Beckley said.

The CSO operates on public donations and is the largest full-time performing arts organization in South Carolina. Opening night is Friday at 8 p.m. at the Gaillard Auditorium. Tickets range in prices from $20 to $65.

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