January Events at the USC School of Music

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January Events at the School of Music

January 2019
Just listen with the vastness of the world in mind. You can’t fail to get the message. – Pierre Boulez, conductor
Schedule subject to change. Visit sc.edu/music for up-to-date info.

Tue., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Duo Obax: Briana Leaman and
Joseph Lallo Guest Artist Recital
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
An international artist and highly sought-after performer and pedagogue, oboist
Briana Leaman has studied, performed and taught throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is sponsored by Rigoutat oboes.
Joseph Lallo, saxophone, has performed alongside some of the top performers and pedagogues around the world and was the programming and artistic assistant for SaxOpen, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival. He is sponsored by Selmer Saxophones and D’Addario Reeds and Woodwind products.
Thu., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Exposure New Music Series: Roomful of Teeth
Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business (1014 Greene St.) – Free
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice, and whose members number some of the most versatile young singers in the country, including Pulitzer-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Through study with masters from vocal traditions the world over, including Tuvan and Inuit throat singing, yodeling, Persian classical singing, Korean P’ansori, and Hindustani music, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques. As part of an ongoing commissioning process, the Roomful of Teeth is forging a new vocal repertoire without borders. The group’s performance, a sampling of new works written for the ensemble, kicks off the
2019 College Music Society Summit.
Jan. 19 – April 20
Music Play Classes
USC School of Music Room 108
Music Play classes at the USC’s Children’s Music Development Center are part of an innovative program designed to develop the music potential of young children from newborns to five-year-olds.
Classes meet once per week. $120 for 10 classes.
Register and pay online.
9:30–10:00 a.m.  ages newborn – 18 months
10:30–11:00 a.m.  ages 19 months – 2 years
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  ages 3 – 4 years

Tue., Jan., 22, 7:30 p.m.
Charles Fugo Faculty Piano Concert
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
Charles Fugo has played collaborative recitals at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, has recorded the complete music for viola and piano by Robert Schumann in collaboration with Lenny Schranze, and transcriptions for double bass of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Franz Schubert and César Franck in collaboration with Craig Butterfield, both issued on Centaur Records. He has performed throughout the Southeast and in other areas of the U.S., and has appeared on several statewide programs on SC Educational Radio and Television as both soloist and chamber musician.

Wed., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Mark Dover Guest Artist Clarinet Recital
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,”
Mark Dover’s vast array of musical experiences have helped him establish himself as one of the most diverse clarinetists of his generation. Dover is committed to new music, and has given several world premieres of works written for him. In addition to his work in the classical world, Dover has an extensive background in jazz and improvised music.

Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Baroque Performance: Passionate Purcell
School of Music Recital Hall
7:00 p.m. – Concert Conversations with
Sara F. Williams
Bringing to life historically inspired chamber music of the Baroque period, leading music specialists from SC and NC present performances with varying combinations of voice, recorder, violins, viola da gamba and harpsichord.
Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano, is the featured soloist in selections from the rapturous English song repertoires of Henry Purcell, Thomas Campion and George Frederic Handel. The instrumental music includes trio sonatas by Handel and Purcell, a gamba solo by Carl Friedrich Abel, plus several English tunes.
Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano;
Jean Hein, Baroque recorders;
Mary Hostetler Hoyt and
Erika Cutler, Baroque violins;
Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; and
Jerry Curry, harpsichord.
$15 in advance at columbiabaroque.org, $20 at the door, all students are free.

Suzuki student
Sat., Jan. 26, 11:00 a.m.
Suzuki Academy of Columbia and USC Faculty Recital
String Project Building (851 Park St.) – Free
Sun., Jan. 27, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium Series:
South Carolina Early Music Summit
School of Music Room 006
Mini-performances are performed by community early music and recorder ensembles from NC SC and USC ensembles. An opportunity to bring together early music ensembles to meet, perform, listen and converse, the gathering ends with a large ensemble playing double choir pieces. Performing groups include the Broad River Renaissance Band (Columbia), Camerata (Brevard area), The Columbia Elizabethan Consort (Columbia), First Presbyterian Church Recorder Ensemble (Columbia), Musicke Antiqua Consort (Hendersonville area), Overmountain Recorder Consort (Asheville and the surrounding area), Duo Cortona (Columbia), and the University of South Carolina Trombone Studio (Columbia). While performing groups should register, this event is free and open to the public. For more information and registration, contact
Craig Kridel.
Co-sponsored by the ARS Columbia Recorder Collective.

Mon., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Hilo Duo: Caroline Chin and Brian Snow Guest Artists Recital
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
Violinist Caroline Chin and cellist Brian Snow, professors from Bowling Green State University, present a concert of duos.

Tue., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Brandon Hendrickson Guest Artist Voice Recital
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
Brandon Hendrickson, assistant professor of voice, Louisiana State University, is an active performer on the opera, concert and recital stage. Hendrickson’s “mellifluous” and “beautiful baritone,” as hailed by Opera News, has been heard interpreting standard and contemporary operatic and recital repertoire on an international level.

Wed., Jan. 30, 4:30 p.m.
Amy Likar Guest Artist Flute Recital
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
Amy Likar, flute and piccolo, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based performing and teaching artist. Equally at home in an orchestra, as a chamber musician or as a soloist, she is also a passionate and committed teacher of all ages. As member of the Oakland Symphony, Likar is committed to the symphony’s mission of classical music for all and mentors for their Music for Excellence Program. Likar has been a soloist and guest artist at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Europe and a frequent performer and presenter at conferences and conventions throughout the world.