Summer with PBK
Although we cannot as yet suggest what sort of fall programs the Lowcountry Phi Beta Kappa Association might became to offer given the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we are discussing possibilities, especially in options that would allow us to present our 2020 scholarships and introduce you to the winners.
Several local organizations have provided free online programs that I am sure some of you have accessed--the Charleston Library Society, Gibbes Museum, and others. One you may not know about, since it is national rather than local.
When the American Guild of Organists had to cancel its annual meeting at which several new works were to be premiered, the guild put together a week of free presentations online to bring these new pieces to the public. They are described in this program [pdf] and on the OrganFest 2020 website [html]. I hope you will avail yourself of this rare opportunity. featuring new pieces performed by their composers.
Meanwhile, I want to thank the PBK board for their willingness to continue discussing the work of the association. We hope that ere long we shall be able to greet you in person--even if masked!