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Our 2016-17 season features concerts by four distinct instrument families in turn
– fretted strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion – in programs designed for maximum
exploration of the sonic and stylistic possibilities of each instrument.
All shows are free and take place at 7:30 p.m. in the USC School of Music Recital
Hall, 813 Assembly St., Columbia SC, unless otherwise noted.
Dueling Guitars: FretX Duo (Mak Grgic and Dan Lippel)
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016
Two of America’s leading guitar virtuosos join forces in a wide-ranging program of
music from modernist icon György Ligeti to post-minimal favorite Marc Mellits. Think
dueling banjos with a twist!
The nation’s most esteemed wind quintet, Imani Winds return to Southern Exposure in
a concert that caps a weeklong residency at USC. Is a woodwind quintet arrangement
of Stravinsky’s landmark Rite of Spring really a good idea? Come and find out.
This concert presents SaVaSa Trio, a highly unusual ensemble of two trumpets and French
horn. All three players are members of the legendary German group Ensemble Modern;
they are joined in this concert by members of the USC jazz faculty, including Bert Ligon (piano), Bryson Borgstedt (saxophone) and Craig Butterfield (bass).
The 2016-17 Southern Exposure season ends with a bang, as this hard-driving percussion
quartet from Chicago, called “vibrant” and “superb” by The New Yorker, makes their
Southern Exposure debut. Their virtuosic program includes a new work by Princeton
composer Donnacha Dennehy, and Steve Reich’s iconic Mallet Quartet.