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Cornelia Freeman Concert Series

Fall 2013 Cornelia Freeman Concert Series

Featuring the university’s esteemed music faculty performing a diverse repertoire, this popular chamber music series has been raising scholarship money for more than 20 years and takes place each fall on Sunday afternoons.

All concerts are held in the USC School of Music Recital Hall on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.

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 for this popular concert series is an additional $100 per series.

Purchase tickets

To buy tickets Friday through Sunday for each Sunday concert, purchase at the door beginning at 2:00 p.m.

  • Koger Box Office, corner of Greene and Park Streets, Columbia, SC 29201, Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • By phone at (803) 251-2222, Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Online at Please note that added fees apply.
  • At the School of Music one hour prior to the performance.

September 8

Trio – Anthony Plog (b. 1947)            
James Ackley, trumpet; Martha Edwards, horn; Brad Edwards, trombone

Expanding Mottos – Tayloe Harding (b. 1959)
David Cutler, piano

Night MusicJesse Jones (b. 1978)
Rebecca Hunter, violin; Scott Herring, vibraphone

Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Marina Lomazov, piano; Joseph Rackers, piano; Tina Stallard, soprano; Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano; Walter Cuttino, tenor; Jacob Will, bass


September 15

Sonata in D Major, K. 311 – W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Joseph Rackers, piano

Two Ballades – Karl Loewe (1796-1869)
Donald Gray, voice; Lynn Kompass, piano

Exact Change – David Rakowski (b.1958)                                          
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Cliff Leaman, saxophone

Windows – Chick Corea (b. 1941)
Inner Urge – Joe Henderson (1937-2001)
Bryson Borgstedt, saxophone; Bert Ligon, piano; Craig Butterfield, bass; Mark Widenhofer, drums


September 22

 Sonata in C for Two Cellos – Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Robert Jesselson, cello; Sarah Jackson, cello

Arabeske, Op. 18 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)     

Caprice Espagnol, Op. 37 – Moritz Moskowski (1854-1925)
Charles Fugo, piano

Nocturne – Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Rebecca Hunter, violin, William Terwilliger, violin, Lynn Kompass, piano

Se vuol ballare (Le Nozze di Figaro) – W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Vous qui faites (Faust) – Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Richard Conant, bass; Charles Fugo, piano

Requiem, Op. 66 – David Popper (1843-1913)                                                      
Robert Jesselson, cello; Sarah Jackson, cello; Dusan Vukajlovic, cello; Charles Fugo, piano

Five American Folksong Sketches – Bradley Edwards
Martha Edwards, horn; Brad Edwards, trombone


September 29

Sonata Breve – William H. Bates (b. 1943)         
William H. Bates, organ

Rigoletto: Concert Paraphrase – G. Verdi (1813-1901)
arr. by F. Liszt (1811-1886)

Isoldes Liebestod – R. Wagner (1813-1882)
arr. by F. Liszt

Symphony, Op. 39 – Charles V. Alkan (1813-1888)                                          
John Williams, piano

Sonata in D Minor, Op. 29 – Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)                                  
Robert Jesselson, cello; Charles Fugo, piano


October 6

The Butcherbird – Sonia Jacobsen (b. 1967)
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Michael Harley, bassoon; Joseph Rackers, piano

Kathleen, As She Was – Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe; Joseph Rackers, piano

Violin Sonata in D Major – Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Rebecca Hunter, violin; Lynn Kompass, piano

Try Me Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII – Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Tina Stallard, soprano; Lynn Kompass, piano

Dash – Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Phillip Bush, piano

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