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School of Music notes for November

“Chamber Innovista Series” - The School of Music is excited to present the second season of its new chamber music series. This 2009-10 season will include three concerts. In keeping with the University Of South Carolina Innovista approach of “Live, Work, Learn, Play,” “Chamber Innovista” provides a world-class collection of innovative and original chamber-music performances. Be a part of this exciting new series by visiting the Innovista Web site: Call 803-576-5763 to reserve your series ticket package.

Nov. 5 -- Chamber Innovista Series Concert #1: Andre Previn Tribute Concert. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall.

Choral - For additional information, contact Sara Beardsley at 803-777-5369 or

Nov. 15 --- Carolina Alive Vocal Jazz Ensemble concert. 3 p.m., School of Music recital hall.

Nov. 20 --- University Chorus concert, led by Joseph Modica. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia.

OPERA at USC - Tickets can be purchased by calling 803-777-0058. For more information, contact Ellen Schlaefer, opera director, at Tickets are as follows: general admission, $18; seniors, faculty, staff, military, $15; students, $5. Season tickets are available.

Nov. 6 and 8 --- “The Light in the Piazza.” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6; 3 p.m., Nov. 8. Drayton Hall. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, book by Craig Lucas.

USC Symphony Orchestra - Directed by Maestro Donald Portnoy. All concerts are held in the Koger Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Carolina Coliseum box office or by calling 803-251-2222. For additional information, contact the symphony office at 803-777-7500. Ticket prices are as follows: adults, $25; seniors, faculty, staff, $20; students, $8. Season tickets are available.

Nov. 17 --- Haim Avitsur (shofar and trombone) will perform Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9” and Warshauer’s “Tekiah.” The symphony also will perform Schubert’s “Symphony No. 8 in B minor (The unfinished Symphony), D. 759” and Tchaikovsky “Marche Slav, Op. 31.” Faculty and guest artists -- Recitals and concerts featuring School of Music faculty and guest artists. Concerts are held at the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. For information, call 803-777-4280.

Nov. 4 --- Paul Sharpe guest artist double bass recital. 7:30 p.m. Sharpe is on the faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Nov. 14 --- Brooks de Wetter-Smith guest artist flute recital. 7:30 p.m. Brooks de Wetter-Smith is a professor at the University of North Carolina’s department of music.

Bands and percussion ensembles -- Recitals and concerts featuring University of South Carolina musicians. University bands are led by James Copenhaver, director of bands; Rebecca Phillips, associate director of bands; and Steven McKeithen, assistant director of bands, coordinator of athletic bands. Concerts are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Band Office at 803-777-4278.

Nov. 2 --- Wind Ensemble concert. 7:30 p.m. Koger Center for the Arts.

Nov. 10 --- Bob Weirich guest artist lecture recital. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall.

Nov. 22 --- Palmetto Concert Band concert. 4 p.m. Koger Center for the Arts.

Chamber music and strings – Concerts are free and held in the School of Music recital hall. For more information, call the School of Music at 803-777-4280.

Nov. 18 --- Campus Orchestra concert. 7:30 p.m.

“Southern Exposure New Music Series” concerts -- The “Southern Exposure New Music Series,” under the direction of John Fitz Rogers, regularly performs a variety of recent music as well as classic compositions from the past century. Held in the School of Music recital hall, these concerts are standing room only, and early arrival is suggested for seating. While the concerts are free and open to the public, for a donation of $75 or more, patrons may reserve one seat for the entire 2009-10 Southern Exposure season.

Nov. 13 --- Wu Man, solo pipa. 7:30 p.m. The pipa is a 2000-year-old traditional Chinese instrument, much like a lute. Virtuoso Wu Man is the world’s best-known player of this instrument and has twice been nominated for Grammy awards. She is a member of the Silk Road ensemble and will be performing with the South Carolina Philharmonic while in Columbia. Additional Events

Nov. 21 --- “South Carolina Double Reed Day.” Double-reed players from the Carolinas and Georgia attend. University of South Carolina professors Peter Kolkay and Rebecca Nagel lead a day of activities. Classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced players are offered. The day concludes with a concert of double-reed ensemble music. For additional information, contact Nagel at 803-777-0194.

Nov. 23 --- Fall Trombone Night. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall. Students of Brad Edwards, University of South Carolina music professor, will perform.

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