School of Music to present the work of Igor Stravinsky
The USC School of Music’s Chamber Innovista and Southern Exposure New Music Series are partnering to present a concert, titled “The Music of Igor Stravinsky,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the School of Music recital hall.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The masterpieces by the great Russian composer will be showcased in an evening of music, theater and dance. Featuring the talents of faculty members and students from USC’s School of Music, as well as the department of theatre and dance, the concert will focus on several of Stravinsky’s most beloved works.
The concert will begin with “Fanfare for a New Theater,” performed by trumpeters James Ackley and Stephen Rushing, followed by excerpts from Stravinsky’s ballet, “Petrushka,” in an arrangement for two pianos by the composer, performed by pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers.
Stravinsky’s neoclassic “Octet” ends the first half, with Jennifer Parker-Harley on flute, Joseph Eller on clarinet, Peter Kolkay and Michael Harley on bassoons, trumpeters Ackley and Rushing and trombonists Brad Edwards and Colt Campbell. Rebecca Phillips will conduct.
After intermission, the evening will conclude with a semi-staged version of Stravinsky’s masterpiece, “A Soldier’s Tale,” performed by William Terwilliger on violin, Eller on clarinet, Kolkay on bassoon, Ackley on trumpet, Edwards on trombone, Craig Butterfield on double bass and Scott Herring on percussion. Rebecca Phillips will conduct, with special guest artists Jacob Will as The Narrator, Victor Holtcamp as The Soldier, Robert Richmond as The Devil and Ashley Johannsen as The Ballerina.
For more information on this and other School of Music events, contact John Fitz Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.