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Cornelia Freeman Concert Series featuring School of Music faculty

The Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series is underway, with performances scheduled for Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. All concerts will be performed in the School of Music recital hall.

For more than two decades, the series has raised scholarship funds for USC music students.

The cost for single concerts is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and USC faculty and staff members and $5 for students. Series tickets are $50 for adults and $40 for senior citizens. Reserved seating is available for the entire series for an additional $100 per series tickets. For ticketing information, email or call 803-777-4280.

The Freeman Concert Series, which features performances by USC School of Music faculty and staff, features a variety of musical genres. The Sept. 25 performance will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saens and Claude Debussy. Performers will include Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Clifford Leaman, saxophone; John Kenneth Adams, piano; Charles Fugo, fortepiano; and Joseph Rackers, piano.

The Oct. 2 performance will feature works by Peter Tchaikovsky, Vincent d’Indy, Bert Ligon, Mark Ford and Johannes Brahms. The faculty and staff performers include Richard Conant, bass; William Terwilliger, violin; Rebecca Hunter, violin; Constance Gee, viola; Robert Jesselson, cello; Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Clifford Leaman, saxophone; Michael Harley, bassoon; Scott Herring, marimba; and Charles Fugo, piano.

At the Oct. 9th concert, saxophone professor Clifford Leaman and his graduate student quartet will present the South Carolina premiere of a work titled “The Seven Churches of Easter, Richmond 1984 (2002)” composed by Tayloe Harding, dean of the School of Music . The piece was inspired after the unexpected passing of Harding’s father and the subsequent 1984 Easter season quest he embarked upon to find a church for his family in his boyhood home of Richmond, Va.

The composition is dedicated to seven Episcopal churches in Richmond that Harding visited during that 1984 Easter season. Harding, Leaman and the quartet will be featured in a series of performances of the work in a number of the churches in Richmond as part of a national conference and community engagement project from Oct. 20 – 23.

Also performing Oct. 9 are Bradley Edwards, trombone; Ronald Davis, tuba; Scott Herring, marimba; Charles Fugo, piano; and John Williams, piano. They will perform works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jean Langlais, Clarence Barber, Alan Fernie, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt.

For additional information, visit the School of Music’s website.

Posted: 09/23/11 @ 5:00 PM | Updated: 10/07/11 @ 2:33 PM | Permalink



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