The Taylor Music Group will hold a gala concert and reception to celebrate the beginning of its 2017-2018 season: Classical and Folk in Harmony on Oct. 23, 7pm, at the Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street. The event will feature performances from the classical and folk components of the Taylor Music Group, including choral selections from the Taylor Festival Choir (TFC), jigs and reels performed by Na Fidleiri, intricate folk arrangements by Mary Taylor, Bart Saylor and Jim Carrier, and operatic selections performed by soloists from the TFC. Directors Mary and Rob Taylor will lead the proceedings. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Tickets are $50, and are available at www.tmgcharleston.com.