Spend your Sunday afternoons with the university's renowned music faculty at the Cornelia Freeman Concert Series. This popular fall chamber music series has been raising scholarship money for worthy music students for more than two decades. All concerts are held in the USC School of Music Recital Hall (821 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201) Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.
The five fall concerts of the 2014 series offer a diverse repertoire from classical to jazz. Works composed by university faculty members will be played along with works by such composers as Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Faure, Chabrier, Chopin and others.
Director of jazz studies at USC Bert Ligon's works will be played on the Sept. 7 and 21 concerts. He has published original compositions and arrangements for big band, jazz orchestra and steel drum ensembles. Ligon composed extensively in the radio, TV and film industries, receiving numerous awards including national PBS awards and an EMMY nomination.
The music of Jesse Jones, a Guggenheim Fellow and assistant professor of composition and theory at USC, will be played on the Sept 7, 14 and 28 concerts. His work has been performed the world over in leading venues such as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, the American Academy in Rome (Italy), and the St. Matthäuskirche (Berlin) among others. Preeminent ensembles including the Juilliard String Quartet have commissioned and performed Jones' works.
Single concerts: $12 adults; $10 seniors citizens, USC faculty and staff; $5 students.
Series tickets: $50 adults; $40 seniors citizens, USC faculty and staff.
Reserved seating is an additional $100 per series.
Tickets: call 803-576-5763 or purchase online.