The first of two programs from the USC School of Music's innovative chamber music series Chamber Innovista. The first half of this week's show has music from a March, 2009, concert featuring work by Camille Saint-Saëns and the little known Wenzeslaus Matiegka. Then we'll fast forward to November, 2011, for a performance from the USC School of Music's award-winning Southern Exposure series. They present a semi-staged production of Igor Stravinsky’s sardonic Histoire du soldat – The Soldier’s Tale.
Photo: Charles Ramuz (libretto) and Igor Stravinsky of "A Soldier's Tale"
Listen to the entire program: Chamber Innovista & Southern Exposure
Introduction to Saint-Saens Septet - Lauren Rico
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Septet in E-flat USC Graduate String Quartet James Ackley, trumpet Lyn Kompass, piano Craig Butterfield, Double Bass
Introduction to Matiegka Serenade - Lauren Rico
WENZESLAUS MATIEGKA: Serenade in C Major USC Graduate String Quartet Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute Constance Gee, viola Christopher Berg, guitar
Introduction to "Histoire du Soldat" - Lauren Rico
IGOR STRAVISNKY: Histoire du Soldat USC School of Music's Southern Exposure New Music Series William Terwilliger, violin Joseph Eller, clarinet Peter Kolkay, bassoon James Ackley, trumpet Brad Edwards, trombone Craig Butterfield, double bass Scott Herring, percusssion Jacob Will, narrator Victor Holtcamp, The Soldier Robert Richmond, The Devil Ashley Johannsen, The Princess Rebecca Phillips, conductor