School of Music notes for April
Choral - For additional information, contact Sara Beardsley at 803-777-5369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 16 --- University Chorus Concert, directed by faculty member Joseph Modica. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia.
April 26 --- Carolina Alive Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m., School of Music recital hall.
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.
April 13 --- Marina Lomazov (piano) and James Ackley (trumpet) will perform with the symphony. The concert includes Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave Overture, Op. 26” and Shostakovich’s “Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings.” The symphony also will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.”
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.
April 13 --- Daphne Gerling guest artist viola recital. 4 p.m. Gerling is on the faculty at Valdosta State University.
April 19 --- Virginia Broffitt guest artist flute recital. 7:30 p.m. Broffitt is on the faculty of Western Illinois University.
April 20 --- Jazz faculty recital: Bert Ligon (piano) and Craig Butterfield (double bass). 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensembles -- Recitals and concerts featuring University of South Carolina musicians. All concerts are held in the School of Music recital hall and are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Laveta Gibson at 803-777-4336 or email@example.com.
April 6 --- USC Jazz Combos recital. 7:30 p.m.
April 22 --- Left Bank Big Band recital. 7:30 p.m.
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.
April 11 --- Bands Spring Concert. 7 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts.
April 15 --- Chamber Winds concert. CANCELLED.
April 25 --- Bands Open Air Concert. 6 p.m., School of Music recital hall.
Chamber music and strings – Concerts are free and held in the School of Music recital hall. For more information, call the School of Music at 803-777-4280.
April 5 --- Campus Orchestra concert. 7:30 p.m.
April 17 --- Graduate String Quartet recital. 7:30 p.m. RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 25, 3 P.M.
April 21 --- An Evening of Chamber Music. 7:30 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.
April 24 --- “New Voices” University of South Carolina student composers concert. 7:30 p.m.
“Southern Exposure New Music Series” concerts -- The “Southern Exposure New Music Series,” under the direction of John Fitz Rogers, regularly performs recent music as well as classic compositions from the past. Concert are standing-room only, and early arrival is recommended. Concerts are free.
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.
“Chamber Innovista Series” – Performances by Tina Stallard, soprano; Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Rebecca Nagel, oboe; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Michael Harley, bassoon; Constance Gee, viola; Craig Butterfield, double bass; and Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers, piano. Featuring the World Premiere of Synthetic Waltzes for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, and Double Bass by John Valerio; Ad Lucem for Two Pianos (2007) by John Fitz Rogers; Deux Poemes de Ronsard, op. 26 by Albert Roussel; and Suite Cantando for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano (2006) by Bill Douglas. Tickets: 803-777-4280 – Adults $15 / Students $5.
April 18 --- 3 p.m. School of Music recital hall. Tickets cost 415 for adults and $5 for students.
April 17 --- South Carolina Day of Percussion. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., School of Music recital hall. The South Carolina Day of Percussion is an annual event organized by the South Carolina Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. The event features concerts, clinics and master classes by leaders in the field of percussion.