You can enjoy concerts by USC’s renowned music faculty throughout the academic year. A revamped series merges two popular programs, Cornelia Freeman Concert Series and Chamber Innovista, to present chamber concerts rich in variety.
Dubbed “Freeman Sundays @ 3,” the series features Carolina’s acclaimed music faculty in fresh and vibrant chamber music programs that pair established masterpieces alongside brand new works. Named for philanthropist Cornelia Freeman, the concerts raise scholarship money for gifted music students.
The five concerts take place from September to April. All concerts are held in the USC School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly St., Columbia, SC) on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.
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.
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
Diana Amos, 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 +
Totality, for bassoon and piano - Reginald Bain
Michael Harley, bassoon; Phillip Bush, piano
Piano Quintet, Op. 81 - Dvořák
William Terwilliger, violin; Ari Streisfeld, violin; Daniel Sweaney, viola; Robert Jesselson, cello; Marina Lomazov, piano