University of South Carolina

‘Southern Exposure’ to conclude series April 16

The University of South Carolina’s School of Music will host the Los Angeles Piano Quartet April 16 for the conclusion of the “Southern Exposure New Music Series.”

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music recital hall and is free and open to the public.

That same day, Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steven Stucky, whose music will be performed during the concert, will give a free public lecture from 2:30 – 4p.m. in Room 210 of the School of Music. Stucky won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for his “Second Concerto for Orchestra” and has written commissioned works for many major American orchestras and ensembles. The Quartet, Yehonatan Berick (violin); Katherine Murdoch (viola); Steven Doane (cello); and Xak Bjerken (piano), will perform music by other composers, as well.

Hailed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for its “artistic perfection,” the Los Angeles Piano Quartet made its debut in 1977 and soon earned recognition as America’s premier piano quartet. The group makes frequent appearances on Minnesota Public Radio’s “St. Paul Sunday” and New York’s “Live from WNCN.”

For more information on the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, contact John Fitz Rogers at 803-576-5753.

“Southern Exposure New Music Series”

  • What: Final concert of the season
  • Who: Los Angeles Piano Quartet
  • When: April 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: School of Music recital hall

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 03/31/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 04/07/10 @ 2:39 PM | Permalink