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Southern Exposure New Music concert includes four world premieres

January concert Exposed Wiring V brings together a wealth of talent

C Street Brass, Cameron Britt, Sharon Harms, Kenneth Meyer and University of South Carolina faculty come together on Friday, January 29 for the next Southern Exposure concert in the series. The free concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the USC School of Music Recital Hall. These free concerts are often standing room only and early arrival is suggested for seating.

Exposed Wiring, music created for live performance with electronics, is curated in part by USC composer and electronic/computer music whiz Reginald Bain. This special evening includes four world premieres by acclaimed composers, three of whom have Carolina connections: Reginald Bain; former USC composition professor Jesse Jones; Washington University in St. Louis’ Christopher Stark; and Duke University’s Cameron Britt.

USC faculty performers include Joseph Eller (clarinet), Scott Herring (percussion), Robert Jesselson (cello), Clifford Leaman (saxophone), Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Joseph Rackers (piano), and William Terwilliger (violin).  

Composer Ben Broening of Richmond University will man the electronics in a performance of his sextet, “like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.” Acclaimed soprano/guitar duo Sharon Harms and Kenneth Meyer will be premiering Jones’s “The mystery which binds me still.” Percussionist and USC grad Britt journeys down from Durham, N.C. to join in the fun as both a performer and featured composer. Finally, Pittsburgh’s C Street Brass, praised for their “fantastic and imaginative approach to brass music” (trumpeter Chris Botti) commandeer the stage, returning to Columbia for an extended encore.

About Southern Exposure New Music Series

Devoted to exploring the rich variety of contemporary classical and world music written in the past 30 years, as well as masterworks of the 20th century, the award-winning series attracts standing-room-only crowds from throughout South Carolina and neighboring states. The series has achieved a national reputation for the quality and adventurous spirit of its concerts, unparalleled in the southeast for their mix of artistic quality, audience education and cutting-edge programming. See the season.

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