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2012-2013 Cultural Arts Calendar

Chamber Innovista Series --- In keeping with the USC Innovista approach of “live, work, learn, play,” Chamber Innovista provides a world-class collection of innovative and original chamber music performances for people living and working in the district. Call 803-777-4280 to reserve your tickets tickets: adults $15; students and seniors $5 per concert. Series tickets $30.

Oct. 26 --- Arnold Schoenberg’s melodrama “Pierrot Lunaire.” 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. A joint Southern Exposure and Chamber Innovista production featuring Janet Hopkins, USC mezzo-soprano performing in sprechstimme, (a cross between singing and speaking) and conducted by Morihiko Nakahara of the South Carolina Philharmonic. The concert includes a lecture by theory professor Daniel Jenkins, a Schoenberg scholar.  “Moonstruck Pierrot” is one of the defining and most controversial masterworks of the 20th century. This performance, to be performed on the 100th anniversary of the show’s premiere, is an example of the angst-filled German artistic movement called Expressionism, with major themes including love, religion, blasphemy, blood, insanity, violence and death.

Jan. 29 --- The New German School and its Opponent(s): Wagner Contra Brahms.This concert is part of the Wagner Worldwide Symposium.

April 1 --- Wine, gourmet food and music. Mozart, Piston, Chabrier Wine tasting begins at 4 p.m. and is served throughout the concert; buffet dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Dupre Catering and Events, 300 Senate St., www.duprecatering.com. Cash bar available during the dinner and concert. Buffet and concert, $50.

Miscellaneous Events

Sept. 7--- Columbia Baroque soloists. 7 p.m. School of Music recital hall.Baroque dancers Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird interpret, recreate and perform Baroque theatre dance to the accompaniment of the Columbia Baroque soloists performing music by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Louis-Nicolas Clêrambault. Host Timothy Hein will give a pre-concert talk. Tickets: faculty and staff, $13; $15 at the door; USC students, free.

Sept. 21 --- String Festival. 5:30-9 p.m. Free.

Oct. 22 --- U.S. Coast Guard saxophone quartet. 6 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Free.

Nov. 19 --- Fall trombone night. 7:30 p.m.  School of Music recital hall. Free.

Nov. 28 --- An Evening of Chamber Music. 7:30 p.m.School of Music recital hall. Free.

Dec. 5 --- New Voices student composers recital. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Free.

Dec. 8 --- Suzuki Strings Winter Concert. 7:30 p.m.School of Music recital hall. Free.

The Wagner Project

School of Music recital hall

These events are scheduled to accompany the 2013 USC Wagner Conference and are all open to the public. In recognition of composer Richard Wagner’s (1813-1883) bicentennial in 2013, the Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater(fimt) at the University of Bayreuth is planning a multi-year series of events to take place around the world. Participating institutions are the University of South Carolina, University of Bayreuth and University of Bern.

Jan. 27
USC Symphony performs an all-Wagner concert. 7:30 p.m. Koger Center for the Arts. Conducted by Maestro Donald Portnoy. The program includes “Siegfried Idyll Prelude and Liebestod” from “Tristan und Isolde, Ride of the Valkyries.”
Jan. 28 --- Wagner Symposium. 5-10 p.m. Location TBA.

Jan. 29 --- Chamber Music Concert. Place and time TBA. Program includes“Wesendonck Lieder” and “Brahms Quintet.”

Jan. 30 --- Screening of “Die Nibelungen: Siegfried” (Dir. Fritz Lang, 1924) with live musical accompaniment by Dennis James. Time TBA. School of Music recital hall.

Jan. 31 --- Keynote lecture: Alex Ross (music critic of The New Yorker). 7:30 p.m. Location TBA.

Feb. 1 --- Screening of documentary “Wagner’s Jews” by New York filmmaker Hilan Warshaw who introduce the film and answer questions following the screening. Time and location TBA. This event is co-sponsored by the USC Jewish Studies Program.

Feb. 15 --- Columbia Baroque soloists. 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk with host Timothy Hein. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Explore the heritage of chamber music in colonial South Carolina with the music of Frederick Gunzweig and James McAlpine, the first teachers of the viola da gamba and recorder in the colony. Faculty and staff $13; $15 at the door; USC students, free.

April 2 --- Computer Music concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Free.

April 15 --- Carolina Trombone Collective. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. 7:30 p.m. Free.

April 26 --- New Voices student composers recital. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Free.

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