Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, for everyone's safety, no
in-person audiences are allowed for indoor performances at this time. To keep the
music playing for you, we will be streaming Freeman Sunday Concerts.
As a result of the generosity of one of our donors, Freeman Sunday Concerts are now FREE to live-stream.
September 27, 3:00 p.m.
Live-Streaming on our Music Channel
The opening program of the Freeman Sunday Concert Series continues UofSC School of Music's celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday with a performance of his monumental "Archduke" Trio for violin, cello, and piano. Truly a symphony for three players, the "Archduke" revolutionized the piano trio genre when it was written in 1811 and pointed the way forward for all the Romantic period chamber music that followed throughout the 19th century.
The concert opens with Paul Hindemith's own arrangement for piano four hands of his Symphony "Mathis der Maler." The Symphony is based on music from Hindemith's opera by the same name ("Matthias the Artist") about the life of the 16th-century German Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald. By telling the story of Grünewald's struggle for artistic freedom of expression under a repressive regime, Hindemith drew the ire of the Nazi regime in Germany. Soon afterwards Hindemith left his native country, eventually settling in the US and teaching for many years afterwards at Yale University.
October 25, 3:00 p.m.
FREE Live-Streaming on our Music Channel
January 24, 2021
Manuel Ponce: Thème varie et Finale
Christopher Berg, guitar
Cécile Chaminade - 2 Pieces from Poèmes Provençaux
Sara Ernst, piano
February 21, 2021