Join Nashville Ballet in the Lowcountry
for Carmina Burana and a Private Toast! 

Travel with Nashville Ballet to Charleston and join us at a private reception prior to the Saturday evening performance of Carmina Burana:

Pre-Performance Reception with Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling
Charleston Gaillard Center │ Founders Hall
Saturday, April 21, 2018
6:00 p.m.


Members of Nashville Ballet’s Benefactor’s Society traveling to Charleston are invited to
a VIP Brunch Reception hosted by Mrs. Martha Rivers Ingram on Sunday, April 22, 2018.


Both the pre-performance reception and brunch are full.

Please contact Events Coordinator Nicholas Gulick at or by calling (615) 297-2966 x803 to be added to a wait-list.

Photo by Karyn Photography

Photo by Tim Broekema

Photo by Karyn Photography

Getting Tickets

Tickets in the Nashville Ballet group block are available on a first come, first serve basis for the Saturday evening performance at 7:30 p.m. on April 21, 2018.

Purchase your tickets in the Nashville Ballet group by calling the Gaillard Center Box Office at (843) 242-3099 and referencing “Nashville Ballet Group.” A special reception will be held prior to Saturday night’s performance for Nashville Ballet’s patrons and friends.


Nashville Ballet has secured a block of rooms that can be reserved at a group rate. This is the peak tourism season in Charleston. To ensure your trip can easily be accommodated at The Dewberry or at other hotels of your choosing, please plan to book your trip as soon as possible (prior to November is recommended).


For those with alternative lodging plans or not using the group ticket block, please register your attendance to receive updates and event information.

About Carmina Burana

Choreography by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling
Music by Carl Orff
Featuring Charleston Symphony Orchestra

This production will feature 150 singers from The Charleston Symphony Chorus, over 60 musicians from The Charleston Symphony Orchestra and three guest vocalists alongside 28 dancers from Nashville Ballet. Based on a collection of poems written by clergy and theology students in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, Carmina Burana examines love, fortune, and the cycle of life. The ballet is set to the iconic music of German composer Carl Orff written in the 1930s. The opening piece, “O Fortuna,” has made its mark as one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the world.