University of South Carolina

2012-2013 Cultural Arts Calendar

USC Band Ensembles - USC Bands are led by Scott Weiss, director of bands; Rebecca Phillips, associate director of bands/director of athletic bands; and James Taylor, assistant director of bands/athletic bands. All concerts at 7:30 p.m. in the Koger Center for the Arts unless otherwise noted. All concerts are free except for the Nov. 27 concert. For more information: contact the USC Band Office 803-777-4278.

Sept. 24 --- USC Wind Ensemble “Concertos” byHusa, Mozart, Dahl.

Oct. 8 --- Symphonic Winds concert.

Oct. 29 --- USC Wind Ensemble “Cathedrals”byBach, Salfelder, Messiaen.

Nov. 18--- Palmetto Concert Band. 4 p.m.

Nov. 19--- USC Symphonic Winds and University Band.

Nov. 27 --- Carolina Band concert. The Mighty Sounds of the Southeast celebrates the 2012 season with performances of traditional Gamecock fight songs, cheers and music from this season’s halftime shows. Discounted group tickets for 15 or more are available, and must be finalized by Wednesday, Nov. 15. To purchase group tickets, call (803) 777-5112. Proceeds support the Carolina Band.

Dec. 4 --- USC Wind Ensemble.

Feb. 15--- USC Band. 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 15--- USC Wind Ensemble.

Feb. 16 --- Symphonic Winds.

Feb. 16 --- Palmetto Concert Band. 8:45 p.m.

Feb. 23 --- USC Wind Ensemble.

March 23 --- USC Wind Ensemble at the 2013 CBDNA National Conference. 8 p.m. Aycock Auditorium, Greensboro, N.C.

April 4 ---- Symphonic Winds and the University Band.

April 15 --- USC Wind Ensemble with Concert Choir and University Chorus.

May 26 --- Palmetto Concert Band Memorial Day Concert. 4 p.m. Free.

Faculty and guest artists -- Recitals and concerts featuring USC School of Music faculty and guest artists. Concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. For information call the School of Music at 803-777-4280.

Aug. 27 --- James Ackley, faculty trumpet recital.

Sept. 13 --- Craig Butterfield, faculty double bassrecital.

Sept. 26 --- Linda Cionitti, guest artist clarinet recital.

Oct. 1 --- Timothy Roberts, guest artist saxophone recital.

Oct. 2 --- Fan Lei, guest artist clarinet recital.

Oct. 6 --- Michael Harley, faculty bassoon recital.

Oct. 9 --- Ron Davis, faculty tuba recital.

Oct. 10 --- Jazz, faculty recital.

Jan. 15 --- Strike, guest artist percussion duo; Paul Vaillancourt, percussion; Jeffrey Meyer, piano.

Jan. 17 --- Clifford Leaman, saxophone, Joseph Rackers, piano,faculty recital.

Jan. 22 --- Charles Fugo, faculty piano recital.

Jan. 23 --- Dmitry Rachmanov, guest artist masterclass. 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 24 --- Julia Heinen, guest artist clarinet recital.

Feb. 13 --- Bradley Edwards, faculty trombone recital.

Feb. 25 --- Lomazov/Rackers duo, faculty piano recital.

March 5 --- Scott Herring, percussion, and Cliff Leaman, saxophone,faculty recital.

March 18 --- Rebecca Hunter, faculty violin recital.

March 20 --- Allen Vizzutti, faculty trumpet recital.

Jazz ensembles --- Recitals and concerts featuring University of South Carolina musicians. All concerts are held in the School of Music recital hall at 7:30 p.m. and are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 803-777-4280 or e-mail frontofffice@ edu.USC jazz ensembles are led by Bert Ligon, director of jazz studies, Craig Butterfield and Kevin Jones.

Nov. 1 --- Left Bank Big Band concert.

Nov. 29 --- USC Jazz Combos recital.

April 18 --- Left Bank Big Band concert.

April 23 --- Jazz Combos recital.

Percussion ensembles- All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. The USC percussion area is led by Scott Herring.

Oct. 28  --- USC Percussion Ensemble Concert recital.3 p.m.

Nov. 7  --- Percussion Players recital.7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 --- Palmetto Pans Steel Band.

April 6  --- USC Day of Percussion. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. USC Band building (324 Sumter St., Columbia)

Clinics, concerts, educational sessions sponsored by Percussion Arts Society. Guest artist, Michael Burritt, professor of percussion, Eastman School of Music. Tickets are $10; $5 PAS members.

April 8 --- USC Percussion Ensemble. Michael Burritt, guest artist.

April 11 --- Palmetto Pans Steel Drums

April 14 --- Percussion Players. 3 p.m.

Contemporary music—Concerts are free and held in the School of Music recital hall. For more information, call the School of Music at 803-777-4280.

Oct. 3 --- Percussion masterclass line for line. 1:25 p.m. School of Music, room 059.

Oct. 3 --- Percussion masterclass line for line concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Free. The trio (Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori) was nominated for an Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Classical Ensemble in 2011. The group has also performed at the Long Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, Fast Forward Austin and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top.

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