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Announcing Southern Exposure's 2015-16 season
At a Glance:
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
Classical Discrimination: Argento Chamber Ensemble
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015
Apparition: soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Jacob Greenburg
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Exposed Wiring V with C Street Brass, Cameron Britt, Sharon Harms, Kenneth Meyer, USC faculty
Fri., April 1, 2016
Transforming the Concert Experience: clarinetist Karel Dohnal and percussion/video duo Peter Ferry and Xuan
Thurs., April 14, 2016
Indie Grits Collaboration: The Indie Grits / Southern Exposure spring show will be the multiple Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, in an outdoor concert along the river. Indie Grits is commissioning filmmakers to create films accompanying eighth blackbird’s performance for the occasion.
Founded in 2001 by USC associate professor of composition and composer John Fitz Rogers, the nonprofit series has grown steadily and attracts standing-room-only crowds from throughout South Carolina and neighboring states.
The series has achieved a national reputation for the quality and adventurous spirit of its four yearly concerts, unparalleled in the southeast for their mix of artistic quality, audience education and cutting-edge programming.
Award for Adventurous Programming
Southern Exposure was awarded a 2007 Chamber Music America / ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming in its 2005-2006 season.
Reserve a seat
These free concerts are often standing room only and early arrival is suggested for seating. For a donation of $100 or more, patrons may reserve one seat for the entire Southern Exposure season. Donate online.
If you prefer to pay by phone, contact Polly Lafitte at 803-777-4337. You can also
mail a check payable to "Southern Exposure New Music Series" to:
Southern Exposure New Music Series
School of Music, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Groups and artists of international repute who have made their Columbia and South Carolina premiere performances in a Southern Exposure concert include:
- So Percussion
- International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
- Alarm Will Sound
- Imani Winds
- Los Angeles Piano Quartet
- Music from Copland House
- Calder and JACK string quartets
- Matt Haimovitz, internationally renowned cellist
- Kartik Seshadri, sitar virtuoso
- Lisa Moore, esteemed New York-based pianist
- Gamelan Galak Tika
For more information: Michael Harley, Southern Exposure New Music Series artistic director.
Southern Exposure Events
Transforming the Concert Experience with Karel Dohnal, clarinet and Earsight Duo: Southern Exposure
Location: School of Music Recital Hall, Rm 206
Time: 7:30 PM
Indie Grits Collaboration: Southern Exposure
Location: Off Campus
Time: 8:30 PM