August is a deplorable month. Perhaps its the heat, or the grinding boredom of the tail end of summer; whatever it is, August is the sweating, stinking cesspool of human history. Just pick a random August date - let's use today's, 2nd - and you'll find nothing but trouble. August 2nd, 216 BC: Roman defeat at Cannae. August 2nd, 1934: Hitler becomes führer. August 2nd, 1939: the Einstein–Szilárd letter kicks off the atomic bomb project. August 2nd 1964: Gulf of Tonkin incident. August 2nd, 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait. It's the death date of Caruso, Raymond Carver, Steven Vincent, and (the mournfully underrated) President Warren G. Harding.
In short, August is rubbish.
Except: the Library Society is kicking off its fall event season here in just a few weeks, and it's all going to start in August. So mark your calendar: August 26th, at 7 PM, we're hosting Morza, a voice and piano recital concert. Pianist Oszkar Morzsa and soprano Eva Morzsa, along with local violinist Nicholas Bentz will perform a program of Mozart, Chopin, Verdi-Lizst, Puccini, and Lehar in the Main Reading Room of the Charleston Library Society. Twenty bucks, cash only, at the door.
It doesn't make up for August and its heat, its rain, and its apparent propensity for terrible historical events, but it's going to be a heck of a concert. More info on our upcoming events page, as always.
WGH sez: be there.