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Spoleto Chamber Music Series

With legendary wit and a remarkably broad repertoire, violinist Geoff Nuttall directs Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA featuring 13 revelatory programs, each performed by a line-up of exceptional musicians. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and baritone Tyler Duncan return to the historic Dock Street Theatre, joined by Festival favorites including flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, pianists Pedja Muzijevic and Inon Barnatan, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet—which celebrates its 25th year as an ensemble, 20 in residency at Spoleto Festival USA. Nuttall also welcomes newcomers violinist Benjamin Beilman and composer-in-residence Mark Applebaum. Host Miles Hoffman offers the audience a brilliant combination of canonic jewels and obscure findings and crafts an extraordinary experience that is equal parts learning, laughing, and musical nirvana.

May 28:

  • TARTINI: Violin Sonata in g, “Devil’s Trill”
  • BITTOVA: “Hoboj” & “A Strange Young Lady”
  • CHOPIN: Cello Sonata in g

Jun 4: 

  • TELEMANN: “Gulliver’s Suite”
  • FAURE: “La Bonne Chanson”
  • J.S. BACH: Keyboard Concerto in f
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Two Pieces for String Octet

Jun 11: 

  • NORMAN: “Light Screens”
  • J.S. BACH: “Gebt Mir Meinen Jesum Wieder”
  • KURTAG: “Hommage a Robert Schumann” for Clarinet, Viola & Piano
  • SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-Flat

Jun 18: 

  • PACHELBEL: Canon gigue
  • FAURE: “Elegie”
  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 94 in G, “The Surprise”
  • BEETHOVEN: Cavatina
  • MESSAGER: Theme & Variations, “Tzigane” from Les Deux Pigeons

Jun 25: 

  • TELEMANN: Concerto for Oboe in e
  • HANDEL: Arias from Guilio Cesare
  • J.S. BACH: “Ich Habe genug”
  • VIVALDI: Concerto No. 1 in E