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School of Music notes for March

Choral Music - For additional information, contact Sara Beardsley at 803-777-5369 or

March 7 --- Concert Choir spring concert. 4 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia.

OPERA at USC - Tickets can be purchased by calling 803-777-0058. For more information, contact Ellen Schlaefer, opera director, at Tickets are as follows: general admission, $18; seniors, faculty, staff, military, $15; students, $5. Season tickets are available.

March 26 and 28 --- “The Marriage of Figaro.” 7:30 p.m. March 26 and 3 p.m. March 28. Room 208, Band and Dance Building.

USC Symphony Orchestra - Directed by Maestro Donald Portnoy. All concerts are held in the Koger Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Carolina Coliseum box office or by calling 803-251-2222. For additional information, contact the symphony office at 803-777-7500. Ticket prices are as follows: adults, $25; seniors, faculty, staff, $20; students, $8. Season tickets are available.

March 16 --- Arthur Tollefson (piano) will perform Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16.” The concert includes the winners of the 2010 University of South Carolina Concerto/Aria Competition, which is held Jan. 11. Winners are announced the following day.

Faculty and guest artists -- Recitals and concerts featuring School of Music faculty and guest artists. Concerts are held at the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. For information, call 803-777-4280.

March 2 --- Jean-Michael Goury Saxophone Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Goury is one of the world’s foremost interpreters of contemporary masterworks for the saxophone.

March 15 --- Clifford Leaman faculty saxophone recital. 7:30 p.m.

March 17 --- Cohen, Ostoich, Ludwig Trio guest artist recital. 7:30 p.m. Steven Cohen, clarinet; Mark Ostoich, obie; and William Ludwig, bassoon.

March 18 --- Danny Jenkins countertenor faculty recital. 7:30 p.m. Presented by the department of women’s and gender studies.

March 24 --- Jill Felber guest artist flute recital. 7:30 p.m. Felber, from the University of California-Santa Barbara, will be accompanied by Dianne Frazer on piano.

March 30 --- Peter Kolkay faculty bassoon recital. 7:30 p.m.

March 31 --- Harold Van Schaik guest artist bass trombone recital. 5:30 p.m. Van Schaik is a member of The Florida Orchestra.

Bands and percussion ensembles -- Recitals and concerts featuring University of South Carolina musicians. University bands are led by James Copenhaver, director of bands; Rebecca Phillips, associate director of bands; and Steven McKeithen, assistant director of bands, coordinator of athletic bands. Concerts are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Band Office at 803-777-4278.

March 25 --- Palmetto Pans concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall.

March 29 --- Percussion Ensemble concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall.

“Chamber Innovista Series” -- The School of Music presents the second season of its new chamber music series. This 2009-10 season will include three concerts. In keeping with the University Of South Carolina Innovista approach of “Live, Work, Learn, Play,” “Chamber Innovista” provides a world-class collection of innovative and original chamber-music performances. Be a part of this exciting new series by visiting the Innovista Web site: Call 803-777-4336 to reserve your series ticket package.

March 21 --- Performances by the USC Faculty Brass Quintet: James Ackley, John Bryant, trumpet; Robert Pruzin, horn; Brad Edwards, trombone; and Ron Davis, tuba. Also, performances by William Terwilliger, violin; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Lynn Kompass, piano; Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; and the USC Percussion Ensemble. Works by Bozza, Bartok and Jolivet. 3 p.m. School of Music recital hall.

Additional Events

March 1 --- Carolina Trombone Collective concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall.

March 18 --- Women’s and gender studies event. 7:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Danny Jenkins, assistant professor of music, will perform countertenor recital.

March 27 --- Claudia Stevens: “An Evening with Madame F.” 8:30 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Stevens is on the music faculty at the College of William and Mary. Co-sponsored by the departments of history and theatre and dance, School of Music, Jewish Studies Program and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

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