The Long Bay Symphony

Your Symphony at the Beach

Enjoy the music you love, played by world-class talent, close to home. We proudly serve The Grand Strand including Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick counties and invite residents and visitors alike to experience our classic and contemporary masterpieces.
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A New Year's Eve Celebration: Strauss on the Strand Gala

Ring in the New Year with drinks, dinner, and dancing, featuring the Strauss on the Strand concert you know and love!
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Messiah

December 3 12:30 pm

The Long Bay Symphony presents Handel's Messiah in three locations across December 3rd and 4th: December 3rd at 12:30PM at Saint Michael’s Church in Murrells…

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A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY

The Long Bay Experience

An evening with the Long Bay Symphony is like nothing else on the Grand Strand. Filled with amazing music for the ages, attending one of our performances is truly enriching, exciting, and filled with amazing experiences! Here are some things you should know before coming to a Long Bay Symphony event:

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Sounds of the Symphony

Of course, there's nothing like experiencing a night at the symphony first-hand. But in order to give you a taste of what one of our shows sounds like, we periodically release recordings of our past performances for your listening pleasure. You can hear more from past events by visiting our Music page.

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ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE

That Fabulous French Flair

French music has a certain je ne sais quoi, an intriguing blend of elegance, emotion and pageantry that characterizes the national style.

This program featured beloved French symphonic classics, from the energetic Romanticism of Hector Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture to the evocative tone-painting of La Mer (The Sea) by Impressionist composer Claude Debussy; the fluid sensuality of Maurice Ravel’s Scheherazade (featuring soprano Shannon Dooley); the orchestral wizardry of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas; and the riveting drama of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Bacchanale” from the opera Samson et Dalilah.
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An Experience Like No Other...

Attending a Long Bay Symphony performance is truly a special event full of skill, mastery and audible enjoyment. Here's what some of our patrons have said about their experiences with us:

  • "I was pleasantly surprised at my first concert after living in large cities and going to their concerts. Long Bay Symphony is amazing!"
    Ruth Eastburn
    July 27, 2020
  • "I was so fortunate to be able to attend your concert this afternoon. It was fabulous as always. One of the best treasures of Myrtle Beach."
    Rochelle Silver-Mason
    January 20, 2019
  • "No matter what your taste in music is, you must experience The Long Bay Symphony."
    Brian Coolbaugh
    April 15, 2018
  • "The musicians and conductor are first class. Treat yourself and attend one of Long Bay's concerts. You will not be disappointed."
    Greg Berger
    September 29, 2019
  • "Love the way Dr.Evans gives a nice explanation of the music before it is performed. It is so nice to be more informed at the beginning of a concert."
    Kate Stello
    December 9, 2019
  • "Anytime I have been fortunate enough to attend an event, the experience has been exquisite."
    Rose Haddock
    April 24, 2020

Dr. Charles Jones Evans

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CONDUCTOR & MUSIC DIRECTOR

For more than 27 years, Dr. Evans has established an impressive standard of excellence for both the Long Bay Symphony and the Long Bay Youth Symphony. Bringing a wealth of musical experience to the area, he has held conducting positions with professional orchestras and music festivals across the country and has been featured as a guest conductor with organizations such as the North Carolina, Virginia and Arkansas symphonies, the Memphis Ballet, and ensembles in Boston, Cleveland, Dallas and throughout the U.S.

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