On Monday, July 12th, Performance Today broadcasts two selections recorded by WDAV and SCETV at the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA:
Live from WDAV Studios: The American Chamber Players
On Tuesday, October 20 in WDAV”s Mozart Café, The American Chamber Players dropped by the WDAV studios to perform selections of Bach and Mozart – and to chat with Frank Dominguez about chamber music. Watch a video excerpt from their visit!
Spoleto Photos: Chamber Music Players
Spoleto Today was invited to attend a 9 a.m. rehearsal today of the Chamber Music players. Many thanks to Geoff Nuttall, Chris Costanza, Todd Palmer, Lesley Robertson and Scott St. John for having us! All photos copyright 2009 WDAV.
South Carolina ETV Radio and WDAV 89.9 To Broadcast Full Line-up of Spoleto Festival USA 2009 Chamber Music Concerts
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:
Geoff Nuttall Is Named Artistic Director of the Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series
Nigel Redden, Spoleto Festival USA General Director, announced tonight that Geoff Nuttall has been named the incoming Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Artistic Director for Chamber Music. Nuttall, who became associate artistic director of the festival chamber music series in 2008, will assume leadership from longtime artistic director Charles Wadsworth beginning with the 2010 festival.
Nuttall says he finds the appointment bittersweet: “Charles has been a friend and mentor to me for many years and I’m sad he’s leaving. At the same time, I am excited about this opportunity, especially with Dock Street Theatre reopening next year. I feel like I’ve been given keys to a Ferrari.”
Nuttall first performed at the festival in 1995 with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, which he co-founded 20 years ago. As first violinist of this world-renowned foursome, Nuttall has performed over 1,800 concerts throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is on faculty at Stanford University, and makes his home in California with his wife, violinist Livia Sohn, and their young son Jack.
Beaux Arts Trio Finishes a Long Career
For 53 years, the Beaux Arts Trio has been bringing chamber music to audiences large and small.With founder Menahem Pressler, the trio plays its final U.S. concert at the Tanglewood Music Festival this week, the place the group got its start. Read more at the NPR Music site.