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KCMA benefit concert is Sept. 17

Posted: September 7, 2017 3:02 p.m.
Updated: September 8, 2017 1:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA), an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, will hold a benefit concert Sunday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden. The concert will be free, however, donations are encouraged and appreciated. Proceeds will benefit the KCMA Music Scholarship Fund. KCMA and Lyttleton Street Methodist Church are co-hosting the event.

Entertainment for the afternoon will be baritone Reginald Smith Jr., the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Finale winner. He is an alumnus of Seagle Music Colony, the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center, the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Filene Young Artist Program at Wolf Trap Opera in Virginia.

Accompanying Mr. Smith will be pianist Erin Palmer. Palmer recently joined the music department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has participated in numerous festivals and collaborated with such organizations as the Metropolitan Opera National Council, among others.

The KCMA was formed to encourage, support, and promote young artists and foster the knowledge and appreciation of quality music in Kershaw County. The organization produces annual concerts and competitions. For more information about the KCMA, contact president Helen Walker at (803) 397-4890.

For more information about the FAC call (803) 425-7676, extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC is located at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The FAC is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County, Duke Energy and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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