Listeners throughout the Carolinas and around the world can hear the full line-up of Spoleto Festival USA 2009 Chamber Music Concerts just days (and in some cases hours) after they are performed for live audiences in Charleston, SC. Thanks to the groundbreaking media partnership between South Carolina ETV and WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio, classical music fans can hear these concerts while the Festival is still in full swing – and for the week immediately following its close. The 2009 Spoleto Chamber Music series – as well as two bonus concerts — will be broadcast in the Charlotte NC region on WDAV-FM 89.9 Classical Public Radio and on South Carolina ETV Radio’s Classical NPR stations: WSCI-FM Charleston 89.3, WEPR-FM Greenville 90.1 and WLTR-FM Columbia 91.3. Online listeners can hear it at www.spoletochambermusic.org. WDAV’s Jennifer Foster hosts the broadcasts (unless otherwise noted). The broadcast schedule and featured works for the rest of the week are:
Tuesday, June 2 at 1 p.m.
Bottesini: Grand Duo; Mozart: Flute Quartet in G, K. 285a; Ravel: String Quartet.
Wednesday, June 3 at 1 p.m.
Lanner: Die Werber; Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; Mozart: Viola Quintet in G minor, K. 516.
Thursday, June 4 at 1 p.m. BONUS BROADCAST
Wadsworth & Friends: A Musical Celebration – On Sunday, May 31st, Spoleto friends from far and near gathered at Memminger Auditorium for a tribute concert to Charles Wadsworth, Spoleto Festival USA’s longtime Artistic Director for the Spoleto Chamber Music Series. This is Wadsworth’s final season at the helm of the chamber music series, and his friends feted him in royal style for his many years of musical invention and very bad jokes. Musical selections include Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins and Ravel’s Pavane, as well as original compositions by Charles Wadsworth himself.
Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. BONUS BROADCAST
Spoleto Festival USA Special: The Song of the Earth, The Glory of Bach – The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde [the Song of the Earth] with Emmanuel Villaume conducting the Orchestra and soloists Russell Thomas, tenor, and Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano. In addition, hear the Westminster Choir, conducted by Andrew Megill, perform great sacred works by J.S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude. WDAV’s Frank Dominguez hosts.
Friday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
Villa-Lobos: Jet Whistle; Beethoven: String Trio, Op. 9 No. 3; Richard Strauss: Sonata for Violin & Piano, Op. 18.
Monday, June 8 at 1 p.m.
Haydn: London Trio in D Major; Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie; Granados: The Maiden & the Nightingale; Shostakovich: Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57.
About The Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series
Charles Wadsworth has chosen the programs for the chamber music series and hosted the concerts since they began in 1977. It was the express directive of Spoleto Festival USA founder Gian Carlo Menotti that neither the musical selections nor the players for these concerts be announced in advance: this information would be given on a chalkboard in the lobby of the concert hall. This tradition has been upheld, and it explains why ETV Radio and WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio are not yet at liberty to divulge the programs of the final concerts to be broadcast! This information will be available on www.spoletochambermusic.org as each concert is performed.