Spoleto Chamber Music Series

Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Known for his humorous stage banter and expansive knowledge of music, violinist Geoff Nuttall is the artistic director of Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA. This revelatory series features 13 programs, performed by a line-up of world-class musicians, including members of the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Chris Costanza, clarinetist Todd Palmer, pianists Pedja Muzijevic and Inon Barnaton, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violist Daniel Philips, and violinists Livia Sohn and Benjamin Beilman are among those returning to the Dock Street Theater for the series. Nuttall also welcomes composer in residence Osvaldo Golijov, who has worked closely with both St. Lawrence String Quartet and The Kronos Quartet.

Alongside favorite works by masters such as Barber, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, the series highlights new compositions, including the world premiere of Golijov’s “Drag Down the Sky.” As host, journalist Lisa Simeone brings listeners thoughtful commentary and historical background on the pieces, composers, and artists featured on the series.

Feb 7
    KREISLER: Praeludium and Allegro Caprice Viennois
    BACH: Sonata in E-Flat
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence

Feb 14
    SCHUBERT: “Wandrers Nachtlied” and “Erkonig”
    SHEPHERD: Quintet
    KORNGOLD: Piano Quintet in E

Feb 21
    HAYDN:     String Quartet in E-Flat;  Trio in D;   Symphony in G

Feb 28
    NORMAN: Garden of Follies
    TELEMANN: Overture-Suite “Burlesque de Quixotte”
    WOOLF: Righteous Babe
    J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No.2 in b

Mar  7    
    J.S. BACH: Concerto for Oboe, d’amore in A; Ich Habe Genug
    GERSHWIN: “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess
    HENRYSON: Off Pist

Mar 14    
    STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in a

Mar 21    
    GOLIJOV:  Tenebrae; Last Round; Drag Down the Sky            

Mar 28    
    MESSIAEN: “Louange a l’Eternite de Jesus”
    CHOPIN: Polonaise Brilliante in C
    RACHMANINOFF: Sonata in G
    BARBER: Sonata for Cello and Piano