Sunday, September 27
Live-streaming at 3:00 p.m.
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.
Freeman Sunday concerts feature the university’s renowned music faculty in fresh and vibrant chamber music programs that pair canonic masterpieces alongside brand-new works. The popular series has been raising scholarship money for more than 20 years.
Paul Hindemith – Symphony “Mathis der Maler”
(arranged for piano four hands by Hindemith)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97 “Archduke”
Adults $15; Students $5; Seniors / Military / UofSC Faculty & Staff $10
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