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2009 10 Cultural Calendar

School of Music
During the academic year, guest artists and faculty may schedule additional recitals. As these recitals are scheduled, updates will be posted on the School of Music’s Web site: www.music.sc.edu. The School of Music is located at 813 Assembly St., next to the Koger Center for the Arts. The recital hall is located on the second floor of the School of Music. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Choral - For additional information, contact Sara Beardsley at 803-777-5369 or sbeardsley@mozart.sc.edu.

Oct. 6 --- Graduate Vocal Ensemble Concert. 5:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall.
Nov. 15 --- Carolina Alive Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert. 3 p.m., School of Music recital hall.
Nov. 20 --- University Chorus Concert, led by Joseph Modica. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia.
Nov. 29 --- Governor’s All Star Chorus and Carolighting. 6 p.m., State House steps.
Dec. 3 --- Graduate Vocal Ensemble Concert. 5:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall.
Dec. 4 --- Concert Choir Christmas Concert. 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion St., Columbia.
Dec. 6 --- Concert Choir Christmas Concert. 6 p.m., Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St., Columbia.
March 7 --- Concert Choir Spring Concert. 4 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia.
April 16 --- University Chorus Concert, led by Joseph Modica. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia.
April 26 --- Carolina Alive Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall.

OPERA at USC - Tickets can be purchased by calling 803-777-0058. For more information, contact Ellen Schlaefer, opera director, at eschaefer@mozart.sc.edu. Tickets are as follows: general admission, $18; seniors, faculty, staff, military, $15; students, $5. Season tickets are available.

Nov 6. and 8 --- “The Light in the Piazza.” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6 and 3 p.m., Nov. 8. Drayton Hall. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, book by Craig Lucas.
Feb. 6 and 7 --- “Riders to the Sea and other short works.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 3 p.m. Feb. 7. School of Music recital hall.
March 26 and 28 --- “The Marriage of Figaro.” 7:30 p.m., March 26 and 3 p.m., March 28. Room 208, new Band and Dance Building.

USC Symphony Orchestra - Directed by Maestro Donald Portnoy. All concerts are held in the Koger Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Carolina Coliseum box office or by calling 803-251-2222. For additional information, contact the symphony office at 803-777-7500. Ticket prices are as follows: adults, $25; seniors, faculty, staff, $20; students, $8. Season tickets are available.

Sept. 22 --- Michael Ludwig (violin) to perform Wagner’s “Prelude to Die Meistersinger” and Tchaikovasky’s “Violin Conerto in D major, Op. 35.” The symphony also will perform Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 in E minor (From the New World), Op. 95.”
Oct. 20 --- The Shiraz Trio, which includes School of Music faculty members Scott Herring and guest artists Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier, will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 9” and Peck’s “The Glory and the Grandeur, Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra.” The symphony also will perform Borodin’s “Symphony No. 2 in B minor.”
Nov. 17 --- Haim Avitsur (shofar and trombone) will perform Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9” and Warshauer’s “Tekiah.” The symphony also will perform Schubert’s “Symphony No. 8 in B minor (The unfinished Symphony), D. 759” and Tchailkovasky’s “Marche Slav, Op. 31.”
Feb. 16 --- Angelia Cho (violin) will perform Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dnace in G major, Op. 46, No. 8” and “Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53.” The symphony also will perform Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68.”
March 16 --- Arthur Tollefson (piano) will perform Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16.” The concert includes the winners of the 2010 University of South Carolina Concerto/Aria Competition, which is held Jan. 11. Winners are announced the following day.
April 13 --- Marina Lomazov (piano) and James Ackley (trumpet) will perform with the symphony. The concert includes Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave Overture, Op. 26” and Shostakovich’s “Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings.” The symphony also will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.”

Faculty and guest artists -- Recitals and concerts featuring School of Music faculty and guest artists. Concerts are held at the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. For information, call 803-777-4280.

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