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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.


2018-2019 Concerts


September 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone - Carter Pann (b. 1972)
Clifford Leaman, Alto Saxophone
Michael Wilkinson, bass trombone

Three Lieder - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Donald Gray, baritone
Sharon Rattray, piano    

Suite for Solo Viola in G minor, Op.131d, No. 1 - Max Reger (1873-1916)
Daniel Sweaney, viola      

Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1938) - Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Joseph Eller, clarinet
Phillip Bush, piano


October 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Hoff Nunc - Olga Harris (1954)
Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano
Armen Shaomian, piano

There Will Never Be Another You - Warren & Gordon
Open Secret - Bert Ligon
Bookends - Bert Ligon
Love is Here to Stay - Gershwin & Gershwin
Carry On - Bert Ligon
SC Guitar Ensemble:
Monty Craig (Clemson), guitar
Tim Fischer (Coastal Carolina), guitar
Bert Ligon (USC), guitar
Jim Mings (USC), guitar
Craig Butterfield (USC), bass
Brendan Bull (USC), drums


December 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83 - Max Bruch (1851-1931)
Joseph Eller, clarinet
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Lynn Kompass, piano

Chanson Perpétuelle, Op. 37 - Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
William Terwilliger, violin
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Robert Jesselson, violoncello
Lynn Kompass, piano

Profile Variations (2010) - Tayloe Harding    
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute
Joseph Eller, clarinet
Clifford Leaman, saxophone
Michael Harley, bassoon
Daniel Sweaney, viola


February 10, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Mallorca (Barcarola), Op. 202 - Isaac Albéniz         
  Transcribed by C. Berg (1860-1909)
Celebre Serenata Española (Cadiz), Op. 181
  Transcribed by Miguel Llobet
Christopher Berg, guitar

Three Parts upon a Ground, Z. 731 (ca.1678) - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Andrew Waldo, recorder
Mary Halverson Waldo, recorder
Kunio Hara, recorder
Tim Crenshaw, harpsichord

Les rondes, H. 200 - Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
William Terwilliger, violin
Isabel Ong, violin
Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe
Michael Harley, bassoon
Joseph Eller, clarinet
James Ackley, trumpet
Lynn Kompass, piano

Pan trauert um Syrinx - Joseph Marx (1882-1964)
Serena Hill LaRoche, soprano
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute
Lynn Kompass, piano

Boop Music (2000) - Gordon (Dick) Goodwin (b. 1941)
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute
Rebecca Schalk Nagel, oboe
Joseph Eller, clarinet
Michael Harley, bassoon
J.D. Shaw, horn


March 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Astronomically Speaking (2013) - Joe W. Moore III (b. 1986)
Clifford Leaman, baritone saxophone
Scott Herring, percussion

That Raindrops Have Hastened the Falling Flowers - Fang Man (b. 1977)         
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute
Joseph Rackers, piano

Five Hebrew Love Songs - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Tina Milhorn Stallard, soprano
William Terwilliger, violin
Lynn, Kompass, piano

Soundscapes of the Four Seasons (2012) - Fang Man (b. 1977)
Clifford Leaman, alto saxophone
Scott Herring, marimba

Concertante Allegro - Alexej Lebedjew (1924-1993)
Michael Wilkinson, F contrabass trombone
Joseph Rackers, piano

Suite for Horn, Tuba, and Piano - Alex Wilder (1907-1980)
J.D. Shaw, horn
Michael Wilkinson, bass trombone
David Cutler, piano