The Charleston Community Music Association has announced the lineup for its 78th season, with five Sunday matinee music programs.
The season kicks off Oct. 9 with a concert by Jay and the Americans, a group that had a dozen Top 10 singles including "This Magic Moment,""Come a Little Bit Closer," and "Cara Mia." The group has toured with artists including The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison.
Other concerts in the season include:
n Steve Lippia and his Big Band doing a program called "Simply Sinatra" on Nov. 6. The band has toured the world performing Sinatra standards such as "The Lady is a Tramp,""My Way," and "I've Got You Under My Skin."
n Southern Fried Jazz on Jan. 29. Bandleader and trumpeter Don Edwards leads this Dixiland Jazz band that includes West Virginia native Paul O'Connor on trombone.
n Elisabeth Von Trapp on March 4. The granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp returns to the Charleston stage with a concert ranging from Bach to Broadway.
n The Duttons on April 14. This family was among Top 10 finalists on NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2007 and performs country, pop, rock and more.
All concerts take place at 3 p.m. Sundays at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium.
Tickets for the upcoming season are available by subscription or individually. Adult subscribers who purchase tickets by Oct. 7 pay $90 for the season. Full-time college students pay $30 and youth 18 and under pay $10. Individual tickets are $35 per show for adults, $10 for college students and $5 for youth.
Community Music also has launched a new program called Music for Kids, which provides free tickets to middle schools and high schools to distribute to students and chaperones.
For more information, call 304-744-1400 or visit Community Music on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharlestonCommunityMusicAssociation.