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.

Revels Reservations 
You may book as many reservations as you wish up to the limit for each event.  Attendance is limited.  Events are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations with payment will be accepted by MAIL or ONLINE in the order in which they are received.

If an event is sold out when your payment is received, you will be placed on a waiting list.  If space later becomes available, we will notify you.  Cancelations more than 30 days in advance will receive a full refund.  If you are unable to attend an event, notify ME Canady by email. so that someone who is wait-listed can attend.

Reservations for all Revels events may be made online or may be mailed with a reservation form long 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 by emailing ME Canady.  There is no charge to be added to the wait list for an event.


“Inspiring the love of music for generations to come”


This begins the 82nd season for the Charleston Symphony (the orchestra) and the 54th for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®). The CSOL’s mission is to support the orchestra through music education programs, audience development activities and financial assistance from fundraising projects.

The CSOL is proud to be the largest institutional donor to the Charleston Symphony. This past year, the League was especially proud of our fundraising efforts: We donated $210,000, making us the single largest donor to the orchestra. We further contributed nearly $35,000 in music scholarships to young musicians in the tri-county area as well as to orchestra musicians. Through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, our goal is to increase that amount even further for the 2018/2019 season.

Revels is just one of many fundraising projects that the CSOL sponsors to raise money for the orchestra and CSOL music scholarship programs. The Revels events planned for the 2018/2019 season are interesting, fun-filled and varied. Pick all or simply one event. Whatever you choose promises to be a unique and thoroughly enjoyable time. It’s a great way to bring friends together and to meet others who love and support our orchestra.

We can’t thank our hosts and sponsors enough for allowing us to offer you these special experiences. We further appreciate your assistance in carrying out our mission and look forward to seeing you as we learn about photography, sample Ukrainian food, and wager on horses – all in support of fine music!


Kitty Reid, President

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.


Deepen Your Appreciation of Music with Ken Lam

Saturday, April 13: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

10:00 AM $30pp (or $75 for all three) (Limit: 40)


The orchestra’s Maestro Ken Lam isn’t only a wonderful conductor, he’s also a witty and entertaining speaker and an inspiring teacher — providing unique insights about composers and their works. Whether you’re a newcomer to classical music or already have significant knowledge, you’ll surely deepen your knowledge during these sessions. Sign up for this wonderful opportunity to participate in music appreciation workshops with Ken, to be held at The Charleston Library Society on King Street on three Saturday mornings during the coming year. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Hosted by Ken Lam and Becky and Paul Hilstad.





Hanna Raskin: A Food Critic’s Experiences

Thursday, April 25, 12:30 PM $45pp (Limit 35)


Ever wonder how food trends start, how Charleston became such a foodie paradise, or what’s likely to be the next “big thing” on the food scene? Well, here’s your opportunity to find out. Meet Hanna Raskin, Food Editor and Chief Critic for The Post and Courier, author of Yelp Help: How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews, and James Beard Award winner for Local Impact. She will talk about the questions she is most often asked (and is looking forward to answering your questions). Her talk will be followed by a light lunch. All will take place at Laura Alberts restaurant on Daniel Island. Hosted by Dottie Hardin, Carol Woods, and Sandra Gordon.



Bring Your Betting Funds — Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 4, 5:00 PM, $50pp (Limit: 20)


Celebrate the two greatest minutes in sports! Don your fanciest hat and come sip Mint Juleps, the iconic drink of the Kentucky Derby, dine on classic Southern cuisine while watching all the action at Churchill Downs. Don’t care for the racing? Enjoy croquet or bocce ball on the lawn (and wager on that outcome). Join us at the charming country home of hosts Don and Kitty Reid on Wadmalaw Island for post time action