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Spoleto Backstage: 20th Century Romanticism with Todd Palmer

Bradley Fuller (l) with clarinetist Todd Palmer in the SC Public Radio Studiette in the Dock Street Theatre.
A.T Shire
SC Public Radio
Bradley Fuller (l) with clarinetist Todd Palmer in the SC Public Radio Studiette at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC.

On this episode of Spoleto Backstage, we take another dive into the Romantic era with two richly expressive 20th century compositions for wind and string instruments. Clarinetist Todd Palmer joins us with background on these works and to discuss playing the parts of both soloist and arranger during this year's Spoleto Chamber Music Series.

Pieces featured in this episode:

  • Sextet in C major, op. 37, 1st Mvmt | Ernö Dohnányi (1877 – 1960)
    • Pedja Muzijevic, piano;
    • Jennifer Frautschi, violin;
    • Hsin-Yun Huang, viola;
    • Arlen Hlusko, cello;
    • Todd Palmer, clarinet;
    • David Byrd-Marrow, horn
  • Concerto for Clarinet, Viola, and Orchestra, op. 88 | Max Bruch (1838 – 1920), arr. Todd Palmer
    • Todd Palmer, clarinet;
    • Hsin-Yun Huang, viola;
    • Jennifer Frautschi, Geoff Nuttall, Livia Sohn, Eva Dove, violin;
    • Ayane Kozasa, viola;
    • Paul Wiancko, Arlen Hlusko, Alisa Weilerstein, cello;
    • Anthony Manzo, double bass;
    • James Austin Smith, oboe;
    • Monica Ellis, bassoon;
    • David Byrd-Marrow, horn

Production of the Chamber Music Series from Spoleto Festival USA is made possible by Bank of America, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, and the John Covington and Robert Lukey Fund for the Performing Arts.

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.