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Spoleto Backstage: Contemporary Works and a World Premiere by Osvaldo Golijov

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William Struhs
Spoleto Festival USA
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein (l) and pianist Inon Barnatan (r) on stage at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC.

On this edition of Spoleto Backstage, we share a compilation of contemporary works performed as part of this year's Spoleto Chamber Music Series. We speak with Osvaldo Golijov about the world premiere of his piece "Milonga" as well as what Spoleto Festival USA means to him. Then, we chat with composer Paul Wiancko about his work, "American Haiku."

Pieces featured in this episode:

  • Viola Space No. 4--Nine Fingers | Garth Knox (b. 1956)
    • Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
  • “Milonga” world premiere | Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)
    • Alisa Weilerstein, cello;
    • Inon Barnatan, piano
  • “American Haiku” (2014) | Paul Wiancko (b. 1982)
    • Ayane Kozasa, viola;
    • Paul Wiancko, cello

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.