Carolina Classics 2010 June 8

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Nuttall Remarks: “Gumboots Quintet”

todd palmer“Gumboots” and Gumption
Clarinetist Todd Palmer is front and center in a remarkable new Clarinet Quintet, performed onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Written by David Bruce and commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the performance features Palmer’s amazing virtuosity.

DAVID BRUCE: Clarinet Quintet “Gumboots”
Todd Palmer, clarinet
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Nuttall Remarks: “Gulliver Suite”

sf-nuttall2-100Gulliver’s Travels
A witty Telemann suite inspired by Jonathan Swift’s classic and played by husband and wife violinists.

TELEMANN: Gulliver Suite
Geoff Nuttall, violin; Livia Sohn, violin

Nuttall Remarks: Dohnanyi Piano Quintet

prutsmanTeen Spirit
Ernst von Dohnanyi wrote his Piano Quintet when he was only 18-years-old. At that time he was still in Vienna, but he eventually made his way to the United States and spent a number of years at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

DOHNANYI: Piano Quintet in C minor, Op. 1
Stephen Prutsman, piano
St. Lawrence String Quartet

emmanuel villaumeVuillaume’s Finale
Emmanuel Villaume, Spoleto Music Director for Opera and Orchestra for 10 years, is stepping down after this season. His last performance conducting the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra was Sunday, June 6 at Galliard Auditorium, Charleston in an emotional Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony.

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 “Haffner”
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Emmanuel Villaume, conductor

Vuillaume’s Finale, part 2
Performed June 6, 2010, Galliard Auditorium, Charleston

MASCAGNI: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Emmanuel Villaume, conductor

eric ruskeFantastic Schumann
For Schumann’s 200th birth anniversary on June 8, 2010. The Fantasy Pieces are usually played by clarinet/piano or cello/piano. This version features french horn.

SCHUMANN: Fantasiesteucke, Op. 73
Eric Ruske, horn
Pedja Muzijevik, piano

sf-westminster-150Westminster Choir
One of the marvelous events so far at Spoleto has been a Westminster Choir concert Saturday, June 5th at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul called “Flower of Beauty.” The Westminster Choir is the resident choir of Spoleto

LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
TRAD., arr. ARGENTO: So I’ll Sing with My Voice
TRAD., arr. JAMES ERB: Shenandoah

Westminster Choir, Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul