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Freeman Sunday Concerts

Throughout the academic year you can enjoy concerts by UofSC’s renowned music faculty in fresh and vibrant chamber music programs that pair canonic masterpieces alongside brand new works. Named for philanthropist Cornelia Freeman, the concerts raise scholarship money for gifted music students. The five concerts take place at 3 p.m. in the School of Music Recital Hall from September to April.

2020-2021 Concerts

Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, for everyone's safety, no in-person audiences are allowed for indoor performances at this time. To keep the music playing for you, we will be streaming Freeman Sunday Concerts.

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You will be sent the concert live-stream link the day of the concert.
Adults $15; Students $5; Seniors/Military/UofSC Faculty & Staff $10

September 27, 3:00 p.m.

Paul Hindemith - Symphony "Mathis der Maler" (arranged for piano four hands by Hindemith)
Lynn Kompass and Phillip Bush, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97 "Archduke"
Ari Streisfeld, violin; Claire Bryant, cello; Phillip Bush, piano

The opening program of the Freeman Sunday Concert Series continues UofSC School of Music's celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday with a performance of his monumental "Archduke" Trio for violin, cello, and piano. Truly a symphony for three players, the "Archduke" revolutionized the piano trio genre when it was written in 1811 and pointed the way forward for all the Romantic period chamber music that followed throughout the 19th century.

The concert opens with Paul Hindemith's own arrangement for piano four hands of his Symphony "Mathis der Maler." The Symphony is based on music from Hindemith's opera by the same name ("Matthias the Artist") about the life of the 16th-century German Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald. By telling the story of Grünewald's struggle for artistic freedom of expression under a repressive regime, Hindemith drew the ire of the Nazi regime in Germany. Soon afterwards Hindemith left his native country, eventually settling in the US and teaching for many years afterwards at Yale University. 

October 25, 3:00 p.m.

Ravel - Duo for Violin/Cello
Ari Streisfeld, violin; Claire Bryant, cello

Stucky - Two Songs
Rachel Calloway, soprano; Rebecca Nagel, oboe; Phillip Bush, piano;

Beethoven - Quintet, op. 16
Rebecca Nagel, oboe; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Michael Harley, bassoon; Dakota Corbliss, Phillip Bush, piano

January 24, 2021


February 21, 2021


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