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Chamber Innovista series begins with André Previn tribute

The University of South Carolina’s “Chamber Innovista Series” kicks off its second season Thursday, Nov. 5, with a tribute to conductor, composer and pianist André Previn.

The 7:30 p.m. concert, the first of four in the series presented by the School of Music, will be held in the school’s recital hall, Room 206. Individual tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Series subscriptions for all four concerts are available for $50.

The “Chamber Innovista Series” is created in conjunction with Innovista, the university’s urban research district. The series is part of a commitment to develop a living and learning environment in the city. “Chamber Innovista” will provide world-class programs of innovative and original chamber-music performances.

Born in 1929, Previn has received a number of awards and honors, including the Austrian and German Cross of Merit and the Kennedy Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year, he was presented the LSO’s London Symphony Orchestra’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Gramophone Classic FM Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received Oscars for his musical scores in “Gigi” (1958), “Porgy & Bess” (1959), “Irma la Douce” (1963) and “My Fair Lady” (1964).

The tribute will feature “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano” (1994), “Tango, Song and Dance for Violin and Piano” (1998), “Giraffes Go to Hamburg” (2000), “Peaches for Flute and Piano” (1978), “Four Outings for Brass” (1974), “40 Below” (1954), “Claudia” (1954) and “Porterhouse” (1954).

Performing will be Rebecca Nagel (oboe), Peter Kolkay (bassoon), Lynn Kompass (piano), William Terwilliger (violin), Marina Lomazov (piano), Janet Hopkins (mezzo-soprano), Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute and alto flute), Charles Fugo (piano), James Ackley (trumpet), John Bryant (trumpet), Robert Pruzin (horn), Bradley Edwards (trombone), Ronald Davis (tuba), Bryson Borgstedt (alto saxophone), Clifford Leaman (tenor saxophone), Douglas Graham (baritone saxophone), Dick Goodwin (trumpet), Kevin Jones (trombone), Craig Butterfield (double bass), Jim Hall (drums) and Bert Ligon (piano and guitar).

For more information, contact Joseph Eller at 803-777-4728 or via e-mail at

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 11/02/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 11/02/09 @ 9:15 AM | Permalink

“Chamber Innovista Series”

  • What: Series of four concerts created as a complement to university's commitment to making the research district a living and learning community
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5
  • Where: School of Music recital hall (Room 206)

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