For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. Now approaching its 43rd season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
Igor Stravinsky is celebrated as one of the most influential composers of all time and a trio of his ballets (Firebird, Petrouchka, Rite of Spring) changed the course of music in the twentieth century. Between these musical monuments he tinkered with his compositional process in delightfully experimental chamber works. Professor of Bassoon Jeffrey Lyman and twenty of his SMTD colleagues offer a program of these miniature masterpieces for voices and instruments from 1, 2, 4, up to 8 players. From early works like the Three Pieces for Clarinet and the Three Pieces for String Quartet through his very last composition "The Owl & the Pussycat" you'll get a virtual behind the scenes tour of Stravinsky's creative process.
Danielle Belen and Matt Albert, violin
Joachim Angster, viola
Leo Singer, cello
Amy I-Lin Cheng, Christian Mattias Mecca, Kathryn Goodson, piano
Amy Porter, flute
William King, Garret Jones, Elisha Willinger, clarinet
Jeffrey Lyman, Matthew Wildman, bassoon
Amanda Ross, Michelle Riechers, trumpet
David Jackson, Christopher Hernacki, trombone
Carmen Pelton, Elise Eden, soprano
Freda Herseth, contralto
Stephen West, baritone
Fortissimos thread together the playful spirit of fireflies and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 along with Franck’s remarkable Symphony in D minor. Our musical friends, composer David Biedenbender and Trombonist Ava Ordman bring us a joyful Trombone Concerto inspired by the composers’ children chasing fireflies while Franck’s dazzling Symphony in D Minor is “nothing but pure music.” Throw in a beautiful Mozart Symphony and you have an afternoon of complete musical bliss.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” (1782)
David Biedenbender Their Eyes Are Fireflies (Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra)(2018)
César Franck Symphony in D minor (1888)
This concert will feature the Willinger brothers, clarinetist Elisha and pianist Lior in a celebration of Jewish art music. Important well-known figures like Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin are highlighted as well as works by Mieczysław Weinberg, a Polish composer who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, and Ronn Yedidia, a living Israeli-American composer. Please join us as we explore the power and beauty of Jewish art music.
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Composer, conductor, pianist, educator, mentor and celebrity, Leonard Bernstein’s life was equal parts glamorous and complicated. Witness the legend through his daughter’s eyes as Jamie Bernstein examines the various contradictions of her father’s life with an insider’s look at her family album. 100 years after Bernstein’s birth, conductor Edwin Outwater joins NWS Fellows to pay tribute to the larger-than-life genius with performances of his iconic music for West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Trouble in Tahiti and much more in this exclusive evening at the New World Center.
For more than 50 years, the National Repertory Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, has played an important role in preparing young musicians for careers in the orchestra world, while delivering outstanding musical performances for residents and visitors in Summit County. Today the NRO has achieved unparalleled success and is at the forefront of the nation’s summer music festivals.
Maestro Boughton reflects on his experience as an immigrant to the United States with a curated program of music written by immigrants and refugees. Artist-in-Residence Elena Urioste lends her passion and drama to Korngold’s Violin Concerto and the musicians of the NHSO step into the spotlight for Bartok’s powerhouse Concerto for Orchestra.
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead
Korngold Violin Concerto
Zhou First Sight
Ron Yedidia World Dance
Prokofiev Sonata No. 2, Op. 94 Transcription by Kent Kennan
Molter Concerto in A Major No. 1
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 Arranged by Webern
With Guests: Heekyung Lee, Dean Melvin Chen, Leo Sussman, Rachel Ostler, Eric Adamshick, Kate Arndt, Lam Wong, Elliot Lee, Martin Peh, Mac Taback, and Jordan Calixto
The 2017-18 Yale in New York season features music from Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performance. The second concert in the series, Reflections from the Second Viennese School, includes Webern's arrangement of Schoenberg’s innovative Chamber Symphony No. 1 as well as Schoenberg's arrangements of waltzes by Johann Strauss II, with faculty violinist Wendy Sharp and faculty pianist Melvin Chen.
Eric Adamshick, Cello
Melvin Chen, Piano
Samuel DeCaprio, Cello
Hilda Huang, Harmonium
Márta Hortobágyi Lambert, Viola
Rachel Ostler, Violin
Laura Park, Violin
Wendy Sharp, Violin
Leo Sussman, Flute
Elisha Willinger, Clarinet
Yevgeny Yontov, Piano