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Continued: Cultural calendar

Aug. 29 --- Craig Butterfield faculty double bass and Matthew Slotkin guitar perform “Dez Cordas.” 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 --- Tod Leavitt guest artist double bass recital. 5:30 p.m. Leavitt is on the faculty of Valdosta State University.
Sept. 14 --- Erinn Frechette guest artist flute recital. 7:30 p.m. Frechette is a featured performer with the National Flute Association.
Oct. 1 --- John Sampen guest artist saxophone recital. 7:30 p.m. Sampen is professor of Saxophone at Bowling Green State University. He has presented more than 100 master classes and workshops since 1992, including international clinics throughout Europe and master classes in many American Universities and conservatories.
Oct. 5 --- Ronald Davis faculty tuba recital. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 --- Richard Perry guest artist tuba recital. 7:30 p.m., Room 6 in the School of Music. Perry is on the faculty at Southern Mississippi University.
Oct. 12 --- Bradley Edwards faculty trombone recital. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 --- William Terwilliger faculty violin and Andrew Cooperstock guest artist piano. 5 p.m. “Opus Two” will perform four diverse works: Beethoven’s “Sonata in G major, Op. 30, No. 3”; Greig’s “Sonata in C Minor”; Haydn’s “Concerto in F Major for Violin, Piano and Chamber Orchestra”; and Previn’s “Tango, Song and Dance.”
Oct. 28 --- Joseph Eller faculty clarinet recital. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 --- Paul Sharpe guest artist double bass recital. 7:30 p.m. Sharpe is on the faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Nov. 14 --- Brooks de Wetter-Smith guest artist flute recital. 7:30 p.m. Brooks de Wetter-Smith is a professor at the University of North Carolina’s department of music.
Dec. 1 --- Jazz faculty recital: Bert Ligon (piano) and Craig Butterfield (double bass). 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 --- Sympatico Percussion group recital. 7:30 p.m. The quintet features percussion professor Scott Herring along with Susan Powell and Joe Krygier (Ohio State University), Chris Norton (Belmont University) and Kris Keeton (Virginia Commonwealth University).
Jan. 20 --- Philippe Geiss guest artist saxophone recital. 7:30 p.m. Over the last two decades Geiss has established an international reputation as a virtuoso, having performed on his own and in ensembles in a variety of styles throughout Europe, South America and the United States. His discography includes more than 20 CDs, including “Saxophones and Percussions,” which won the French Recording Award for Chamber Music. He is a saxophone teacher in the Strasbourg Music Conservatory in France.
Jan 24 --- Constance Gee faculty viola recital. 3 p.m.
Jan. 26 --- Charles Fugo faculty piano recital. 7:30 p.m. Fugo will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Scriabin and others.
Jan. 31 --- Jennifer Parker-Harley faculty flute recital. 3 p.m. “Lyrical American Flute” with music by Robert Beaser, Joseph Schwantner, Jennifer Higdon and Aaron Copland. Accompanied by Lynn Kompass, piano.
Feb. 8 --- James Ackley faculty trumpet recital. 7:30 p.m. Works by Joseph Turrin, Georges Hue, Robert Grenier, Rodion Shchedrin and Fischer Tull. Accompanied by Joseph Racker, piano.
Feb. 21 --- Professor Emeritus John Kenneth Adams: “Piano Portrait-Ruins and Eagles’ Feathers” Piano music by Robert Schumann and Fredric Chopin. 3 p.m. 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the births of Schumann and Chopin. “Piano Portrait” draws its title from Schumann’s famous remark upon hearing the Chopin “preludes” for the first time. It will contrast their vastly different lifestyles and feature some of their most endearing piano music. This PowerPoint presentation combines commentary, visual imagery and live performance.
Feb. 25 --- Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute) and Constance Gee (viola) faculty recital. 7:30 p.m.
March 24 --- Raphael Sanders guest artist clarinet recital. 7:30 p.m. Dr. Sanders is associate professor of clarinet at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. He is a member of the acclaimed Texas Clarinet Consort and performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe.
April 20 --- Jazz faculty recital: Bert Ligon (piano) and Craig Butterfield (double bass). 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensembles -- Recitals and concerts featuring University of South Carolina musicians. All concerts are held in the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Laveta Gibson at 803-777-4336 or

Oct. 27 --- USC Jazz Combos recital. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 29 --- Left Bank Big Band recital. 7:30 p.m.
April 6 --- USC Jazz Combos recital. 7:30 p.m.
April 22 --- Left Bank Big Band recital. 7:30 p.m.

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