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Freeman Sunday Concerts

Freeman Sunday Concerts

These Sunday concerts feature the university’s renowned music faculty in fresh and vibrant chamber music programs that pair canonic masterpieces alongside brand new works.

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.

Named “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

Single concerts: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students.
Free for School of Music students, faculty and staff.

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 or at the door.


2019-2020 Concerts

 

Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019
Apertures in Time

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Sonata in A major, D. 664
Phillip Bush, piano

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) – Suite for Viola and Piano
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Lynn Kompass, piano
Greg Stuart (b. 1978) – Aerosol Aperture
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Greg Stuart, percussion/electronics
USC Experimental Music Workshop, paper/voice


Sunday, October 20, 2019
Whitman and Winds

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) – Trio for Viola, Tenor Saxophone and Piano, op. 47
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Clifford Leaman, tenor saxophone
Joseph Rackers, piano

Thea Musgrave (b. 1928) - Niobe
Rebecca Nagel, oboe
with pre-recorded sound track

Jeremy Gill (b. 1975) – Three Whitman Settings
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Lynn Kompass, piano

Kirk O’Riordan (b. 1968) – Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Clifford Leaman, alto saxophone
Joseph Rackers, piano

Lou Harrison (1917-2003) – First Concerto
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute
Greg Stuart, percussion
Scott Herring, percussion


Sunday, November 17, 2019
Schumann and Franck

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Five Lieder from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, op. 98a
Serena Hill-LaRoche, soprano
Charles Fugo, piano

César Franck (1822-1890) – Piano Quintet in F minor
William Terwilliger, violin
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Claire Bryant, cello
Phillip Bush, piano


Sunday, February 23, 2020
Beethoven at 250

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – An die ferne Geliebte, op. 98
Jacob Will, bass-baritone
Lynn Kompass, piano

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) – Sonata in F-sharp minor, op. 25, No. 5
Charles Fugo, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – String Quartet in F major, op. 135
Ari Streisfeld, violin
William Terwilliger, violin
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Claire Bryant, cello


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Musical Potpourri

Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960) – Four French Folk Songs
Tina Stallard, soprano
Christopher Berg, guitar

Julia Wolfe (b. 1958) – On Seven-Star-Shoes
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute
Rebecca Nagel, oboe
Joseph Eller, clarinet
Michael Harley, bassoon
Dakota Corbliss, horn

James Meador (b. 1974) – Reciprocity
Michael Wilkinson, trombone
Ronald Davis, tuba

Gregory Wanamaker (b. 1968) – Newly commissioned work
Clifford Leaman, saxophone
Scott Herring, marimba

Steven Stucky (1949-2016) – Two Holy Sonnets of Donne
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe
Phillip Bush, piano

Carrie Magin (b.1981) – Coffee Stained
Janet Hopkins, narrator
Michael Wilkinson, bass trombone
David Cutler, piano