The Freeman Sunday Concert series bears the name of philanthropist Cornelia Freeman. She was a beloved supporter of the USC School of Music, and her unwavering devotion to preserving the power of music to improve and enrich lives will be remembered through this chamber music series.
The popular series has been raising scholarship money for more than 20 years, and many gifted students have benefited from Mrs. Freeman's support.
All concerts are held in the beautiful USC School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly St.) on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. throughout the academic year.
Tickets now on sale
Single concerts: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students.
Save with the series: $50 adults; $40 seniors, USC faculty and staff. Reserved seating for this popular concert series is an additional $100 per series.
Purchase tickets online, call 803-777-4280, or at the door.
2016-2017 Concert dates
September 4 - The Soloists
Four Songs from Op. 32 - Johannes Brahms
Abschied - Hugo Wolf
Donald Gray, baritone; Sharon Rattray, piano
Two Ballades (arr. Ari Streisfeld) - Guillaume de Machaut
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano; Ari Streisfeld, violin
Piano Sonata, Op. 109 - Ludwig van Beethoven
Joseph Rackers, piano
Original Arrangements for Jazz Sextet - Bert Ligon and Thelonious Monk
Bert Ligon and Friends
October 2 - Women in Music
Portraits of Langston - Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Lynn Kompass, piano
Three Songs for Oboe and Double Bass (after poems by Pablo Neruda) - Andrea Clearfield (b. 1960)
Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe; Craig Butterfield, double bass
Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Viola - Randall Thompson
Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Daniel Sweaney, viola
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano - Jean Francaix
Joseph Eller, clarinet; Daniel Sweaney, viola; Lynn Kompass, piano
February 5 - Mozart to Marimba
Piano Quartet, K.493 - Mozart
William Terwilliger, violin; Daniel Sweaney, viola; Robert Jesselson, cello; Phillip Bush, piano
Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano - Charles M. Loeffler
Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe; Daniel Sweaney, viola; Phillip Bush, piano
Stubernic, Marimba Trio - Mark Ford
Scott Herring, percussion; Cormac Cannon, percussion; J. Daniel Jenkins, percussion
March 19 - Music and Words
Three Lieder - Schubert
Laury Christie, soprano; Charles Fugo, piano
Act One, Scene 3 from Golden Lily - Fang Man
Tina Milhorn Stallard, soprano; Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano; J. Daniel Jenkins, countertenor; Lynn Kompass, piano
Piano Quartet, Op. 1 - Walter Rabl
William Terwilliger, violin; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Robert Jesselson, cello; Charles Fugo, piano
April 2 - Piano Quintet +
Untitled, for bassoon solo - Fang Man
Michael Harley, bassoon
Piano Quintet, Op. 81 - Dvořák
William Terwilliger, violin; Ari Streisfeld, violin; Daniel Sweaney, viola; Robert Jesselson, cello; Marina Lomazov, piano