Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse
Profile Variations for flute, clarinet, viola, saxophone and bassoon by Tayloe Harding.
The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together inspiring mentors and the next generation of gifted musicians, providing education, scholarships and affordable, adventurous public performances.
All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, these musicians live
and work together, presenting over 35 concerts — ranging from solo recitals
to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus — and 200
free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world.
The Festival is a division of OuterArts Maryland, Inc., a nonprofit organization that also
administers the Fiddlesticks! Youth Strings Program and The Phanos Project,
which promotes the music of the composer Phanos Dymiotis.
Composers have long been inspired by works of poetry. Join Jennifer in her continued exploration of the melding of these art forms. She will present works by composers Valerie Coleman, Sophie Lacaze, Joseph Schwantner and Jake Heggie with poetry by Langston Hughes, Aguedo Pizarro and Mary Oliver.
Lynn Kompass, piano Joseph Eller, clarinet
Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénedict Overture
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The players of Nebraska Shakespeare stage selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream accompanied by Mendelssohn’s cherished score, including the enchanting overture and heralded “Wedding March.”
Union Symphony is pleased this season to partner with the Union County Youth Ballet for their twenty-fourth production of The Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann and choreographed by Marius Petipa, this ballet has been delighting audiences since 1892. The magical story of young Clara and the toys under her family’s Christmas Tree—The Nutcracker in battle with the Mouse King and their travel to the Land of Sweets—includes some of the best-loved melodies ever written. In Tchaikovsky’s colorful score (“Waltz of the Flowers”, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”), both the celesta and bass clarinet were introduced to the symphony orchestra.
More information is available online at www.ucyb.org.
Members of the USC Flute Studio present a musical soundscape to the museum exhibit “A Compass to Guide; South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today.” The encounter with any artistic form offers an alternative portal into a collective understanding of culture and history. Just like cabinetmakers worked to supply their surrounding communities with furniture and implements needed in everyday life, musicians bring communities together for entertainment. The concert highlights various elements of the artisans’ works, including the element of wood, and presents musical styles from four centuries.
The CSO Chorus with guest soloists, Cheyanne Coss and Jeffrey Gates, join the orchestra to perform Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem, last performed in 2011 by the CSO Chorus and CSO in memory of long-time music director David Stahl. The Requiem is a work of consolation for mourners left behind and the central work of Brahms’ lifelong musical endeavor, combining the vocal and the symphonic. Franz Schubert’s Symphony in B minor, known as “Unfinished”, is finished in the best sense as it is exquisitely balanced, broadly conceived, and gloriously inspired.
Join Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley and USC flutists for a day of preparation for upcoming Region and All-State Band auditions. Classes will be offered in scales, sight-reading, mental preparation, and the required etudes. The day will end with a mock audition for participants. Cost: $40