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Oct. 2 --- Real Quiet: Davis Cossin, percussion; Felix Fan, cello; Andrew Russo, piano. 7:30 p.m. Real Quiet is a three-man band dedicated to an exclusive repertoire of hard-edge acoustic and electric music created by today’s leading composers. The three members are each highly accomplished soloists and chamber musicians, whose careers have been dedicated to the advancement of contemporary music.
Nov. 13 --- Wu Man, solo pipa. 7:30 p.m. The pipa is a 2000-year-old traditional Chinese instrument, much like a lute. Virtuoso Wu Man is the world’s best-known player of this instrument and has twice been nominated for Grammy awards. She is a member of the Silk Road ensemble and will be performing with the South Carolina Philharmonic while in Columbia.
Feb. 27 --- Exposed Wiring IV with Odd Appetite and Susan Fancher, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Based in New York City, Odd Appetite is the duo of performers/composers Ha-Yang Kim, cello and Nathan Davis, percussion. Both classically trained in American and European conservatories, Odd Appetite composes, collaborates and performs its own music, written for this unique instrumentation, as well as performing commissioned works by select composers. Susan Fancher is one of the pioneers of her generation of saxophonists. Her work has produced dozens of commissioned works by contemporary composers, as well as published transcriptions of music by composers as diverse as Josquin Desprez, Ben Johnston and Steve Reich.
April 16 --- Los Angeles Piano Quartet. 7:30 p.m. The Los Angeles Piano Quartet, with Michi Wiancki (violin), Katherine Murdoch (viola), Steven Doane (cello) and Xak Bjerken (piano), made its debut at The Music Center in Los Angeles in 1977 and earned a reputation as America’s premier piano quartet. Performing extensively nationally and internationally, the quartet has been an active force in the creation of new works for piano quartet, commissioning works from such prominent contemporary composers as Stephen Hartke, Gerard Schurmann and Steven Stucky.

“Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series” -- The “Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series” is presented by University of South Carolina School of Music faculty and staff. For more than two decades, this series has raised scholarship funds for worthy university music students. All earnings from the concerts are placed in a fund to award scholarships to music majors in honor of the faculty members who perform in the concerts. Concerts are held at 3 p.m. in the School of Music recital hall. Single-concert tickets are as follows: adults, $12; senior citizens, university faculty and staff, $10; students, $5. Series tickets are as follows: adults, $50 and senior citizens, $40. Contact Laveta Gibson at 803-777-4280 or for more information.

Sept. 6 --- Program No. 1. The program will include “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, from BWV 51” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “From Arie con Tromba Solo” by Alessandro Scarlatti, “Zigeunerweisen” by Pablo de Sarasate, “Arabesque, Op. 18” by Robert Schumann, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Elwood Derr, and “Slavonic Dances” by Antonin Dvorak. Performers will include Tina Millhorn Stallard (soprano), James Ackley (trumpet), Michael Harley (bassoon), Jerry Curry (harpsichord), Craig Butterfield (double bass), Bert Ligon (guitar), Joseph Rackers (piano), Clifford Leaman (saxophone), Lynn Kompass (piano) and Marina Lomazov (piano).
Sept. 13 --- Program No. 2. The program will include “Quartet in C major” by Franz Krommer, “Arias from The Barber of Seville” by Gioacchino Rossini, and “Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 87” by Antonin Dvorak. Performers will include Rebecca Nagel (oboe), William Terwilliger (violin), Constance Gee (viola), Robert Jesselson (cello), Michael Harley (bassoon), Peter Kolkay (bassoon) and Charles Fugo (piano).
Sept. 20 --- Program No. 3. The program will include “Hard Fairy (1994)” by Graham Fitkin, “Two Rags” by Arthur Frackenpohl, “Trio” by Chick Corea, “From Six Strokes” (2000) by Carter Pann, “In anticipation” by Sonia Jacobsen, “Garden of Eden Suite” (1969) by William Bolcom, and “Sextet for piano and winds, H. 174 (1929)” by Bohuslav Martinu. Performers will include Clifford Leaman (saxophone), Marina Lomazov (piano), Joseph Rackers (piano), Peter Kolkay (bassoon), Robert Jesselson (cello), Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Michael Harley (bassoon), Rebecca Nagel (oboe) and Joseph Eller (clarinet).
Sept. 27 --- Program No. 4. The program will include “Pastorale” by Igor Stravinsky, “Chorale Fantasy, Op. 93” by Jan Koetsier, “Summer Journey” by Eric Ewazen, “Glint” by Roshanne Etezady, and “Music for Brass Instruments” by Ingolf Dahl. Performers will include Janet Hopkins (mezzo-soprano), Rebecca Nagel (oboe), Petrea Warneck (English horn), Joseph Eller (clarinet), Peter Kolkay (bassoon), Ronald Davis (tuba), William Bates (organ), Tina Millhorn Stallard (soprano), Bradley Edwards (trombone), Joseph Rackers (piano), Clifford Leaman (saxophone), James Ackley (trumpet), John Bryant (trumpet) and Robert Pruzin (horn).
Oct. 4 --- Program No. 5. The program will include “Jet Whistle” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, “I have attained to Power from Boris Godunov” by Modest Mussorgsky, “Songs Without Words,” “Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Jazz Selections. Performers will include Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Robert Jesselson (cello), Richard Conant (bass), Charles Fugo (piano), John Williams (piano), Bert Ligon (piano), Craig Butterfield (bass), Kevin Jones (saxophone and trombone) and Tony Buzzella (drums).

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