Season 2, Episode 1
Welcome back everyone! We're back for another season of "Get to know your S.O.!" This time, things are a bit different; we're going to be covering music topics that are relevant, interesting, fun, and...well..things we want you to know! Topics chosen by us, your Summerville Orchestra.
Today's topic: Edmund Thornton Jenkins. Arguably a forgotten composer, this Charleston native wrote some incredible music in his short life. He spent a large portion of his life abroad, and perhaps its this reason that his kept him off of our musical radars here in the US. But, his music is chock full of Charleston - Gullah music, jazz, folk songs, work/field songs, brass bands of his youth, and more. Luckily for us, he was able to codify his musical expressions about his hometown in a folk rhapsody he titled: Charlestonia. Today, we have the distinct privilege of bringing this composer and his music back to life.