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Mar 212018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Lee Pringle, Charleston Gospel Choir, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Lee Pringle is a Lowcountry native whose career took him to far-away places before he returned to Charleston to pursue his musical dreams. You may have heard him with the renowned Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir, which he founded some fourteen years ago, as well as the CSO Spiritual Ensemble and CSO Spiritual Ensemble Chorale. Music is Lee’s passion, and he stands out among his peers by being well-steeped in both classical and vernacular traditions.

May 022017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Michael Smith: Executive Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Michael Smith is Executive Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, where he previously held the role of principal trumpet and second trumpet since 2006. In addition to the CSO, Michael has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra Sinfonica de Guanajuato. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2000 where he studied under Robert Sullivan. He received the award for Excellence in Brass Performance upon graduation. Michael is also very active as a music educator. He held a position at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College from 2000 to 2006. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Mayumi, and their children, Mion and Lui.

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