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School of Music notes for October

Choral - For additional information, contact Sara Beardsley at 803-777-5369 or sbeardsley@mozart.sc.edu.

Oct. 6 --- Graduate Vocal Ensemble Concert. 5:30 p.m., 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.

Oct. 20 --- The Shiraz Trio, which includes School of Music faculty members Scott Herring and guest artists Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier, will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 9” and Peck’s “The Glory and the Grandeur, Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra.” The symphony also will perform Borodin’s “Symphony No. 2 in B minor.”

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.

Oct. 1 --- John Sampen guest artist saxophone recital. 7:30 p.m. Sampen is professor of Saxophone at Bowling Green State University. He has presented more than 100 master classes and workshops since 1992, including international clinics throughout Europe and master classes in many American Universities and conservatories.

Oct. 5 --- Regina Helcher guest artist flute recital – 4:30p.m.

Oct. 6 --- Richard Perry guest artist tuba recital. 7:30 p.m., Choral Room 006 in the School of Music. Perry is on the faculty at Southern Mississippi University.

Oct. 12 --- Bradley Edwards faculty trombone recital. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 13 --- “Opus Two”-William Terwilliger faculty violin and Andrew Cooperstock guest artist piano. 5 p.m. “Opus Two” will perform four diverse works: Beethoven’s “Sonata in G major, Op. 30, No. 3”; Greig’s “Sonata in C Minor”; Haydn’s “Concerto in F Major for Violin, Piano and Chamber Orchestra”; and Previn’s “Tango, Song and Dance.”

Oct. 28 --- Joseph Eller faculty clarinet recital. 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensembles -- Recitals and concerts featuring University of South Carolina musicians. All concerts are held in the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Laveta Gibson at 803-777-4336 or lgibson@mozart.sc.edu.

Oct. 27 --- USC Jazz Combos recital. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 29 --- Left Bank Big Band 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.

Oct. 22 --- Palmetto Pans Concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall.

Oct. 26 --- Percussion Ensemble concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall.

“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.

Oct. 2 --- Real Quiet: Davis Cossin, percussion; Felix Fan, cello; Andrew Russo, piano. 7:30 p.m. Real Quiet is a three-man band dedicated to an exclusive repertoire of hard-edge acoustic and electric music created by today’s leading composers. The three members are each highly accomplished soloists and chamber musicians, whose careers have been dedicated to the advancement of contemporary music.

“Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series” -- The “Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series” is presented by University of South Carolina School of Music faculty and staff. For more than two decades, this series has raised scholarship funds for worthy university music students. All earnings from the concerts are placed in a fund to award scholarships to music majors in honor of the faculty members who perform in the concerts. Concerts are held at 3 p.m. in the School of Music recital hall. Single-concert tickets are as follows: adults, $12; senior citizens, university faculty and staff, $10; students, $5. Series tickets are as follows: adults, $50 and senior citizens, $40. Contact Laveta Gibson at 803-777-4280 or lgibson@mozart.sc.edu for more information.

Oct. 4 ----Program No. 5 --- The program will include “Jet Whistle” by Heitor Villa-Lobos; “I have attained to Power from Boris Godunov” by Modest Mussorgsky; “Songs Without Words”; “Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; and jazz selections. Performers will include Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Robert Jesselson (cello), Richard Conant (bass), Charles Fugo (piano), John Williams (piano), Bert Ligon (piano), Craig Butterfield (bass), Kevin Jones (saxophone and trombone) and Tony Buzzella (drums).

 

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