School of Music notes for February
OPERA at USC -- Tickets can be purchased by calling 803-777-0058. For more information, contact Ellen Schlaefer, opera director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are as follows: general admission, $18; seniors, faculty, staff, military, $15; students, $5. Season tickets are available.
Feb. 6 and 7 --- “Riders to the Sea and other short works.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 3 p.m. Feb. 7. School of Music recital hall.
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.
Feb. 16 --- Angelia Cho (violin) will perform Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance in G major, Op. 46, No. 8” and “Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53.” The symphony also will perform Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68.”
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.
Feb. 1 --- Jennifer Parker-Harley faculty flute recital. 7:30 p.m. “Lyrical American Flute” with music by Robert Beaser, Joseph Schwantner, Jennifer Higdon and Aaron Copland. Accompanied by Lynn Kompass, piano.
Feb. 2 --- RoseWind Duo: Cliff Leaman (saxophone) and Scott Herring (percussion) faculty recital. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 --- Scott Price faculty piano recital. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 --- Paul Sharpe guest artist double bass recital. 7:30 p.m. Sharpe is on the faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Feb. 16 --- Tina Milhorn Stallard (soprano) and Lynn Kompass (piano) faculty recital. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 --- Jangeun Bae Sextet guest artist jazz recital. 7:30 p.m. Guest artists Jangeun Bae, piano, and Rodrigo Villanueva, drumset.
Feb. 21 --- Professor Emeritus John Kenneth Adams: “Piano Portrait-Ruins and Eagles’ Feathers.” Piano music by Robert Schumann and Fredric Chopin. 3 p.m. 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the births of Schumann and Chopin. “Piano Portrait” draws its title from Schumann’s famous remark upon hearing the Chopin “preludes” for the first time. It will contrast their vastly different lifestyles and feature some of their most endearing piano music. This PowerPoint presentation combines commentary, visual imagery and live performance.
Feb. 23 --- Nathan Williams guest artist clarinet recital. 7:30 p.m. Williams is professor of clarinet at the University of Texas.
Feb. 25 --- Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute) and Constance Gee (viola) faculty recital. 7:30 p.m.
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.
Feb. 18-21 --- Band Clinic. Nightly concerts free and open to the public. Koger Center for the Arts. Schedule is as follows:
Feb. 18----Left Bank Big Band. 8 p.m.
Feb. 19----USC Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20----Clover High School Wind Ensemble. 1 p.m.
Feb. 20----W.T. Woodson High School Symphonic Band of Fairfax, Va. 1:50 p.m.
Feb. 20----USC Concert Band. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20----USC Concert Band. 8:45 p.m.
Feb. 21----Clinic Bands. 2:00 p.m.
“Southern Exposure New Music Series” concerts -- The “Southern Exposure New Music Series,” under the direction of John Fitz Rogers, regularly performs recent music as well as classic compositions from the past. 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.
Feb. 27 --- Exposed Wiring IV with Odd Appetite and Susan Fancher, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Based in New York City, Odd Appetite is the duo of performers/composers Ha-Yang Kim (cello) and Nathan Davis (percussion). Both classically trained in American and European conservatories, Odd Appetite composes, collaborates and performs its own music, written for this unique instrumentation, and performs commissioned works by select composers. Susan Fancher is one of the pioneers of her generation of saxophonists. Her work has produced dozens of commissioned works by contemporary composers, as well as published transcriptions of music by composers as diverse as Josquin Desprez, Ben Johnston and Steve Reich.
“Chamber Innovista Series” -- The School of Music presents 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. For more information, visit http://innovista.sc.edu. Call 803-576-5763 to reserve series tickets.
Feb. 14 --- 3 p.m. 300 Senate St., Columbia.