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Spoleto Backstage: Chamber Music Cloud Nine with Arlen Hlusko

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A.T. Shire
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SC Public Radio
Bradley Fuller (l) and Arlen Hlusko (r) at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC.

On this ninth episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2021, we hear chamber music works for nine musicians — selections which may have you feeling like you're on cloud nine! We're also joined by cellist Arlen Hlusko, one of the performers featured in both concerts, to discuss making her Spoleto Festival USA debut this year.

Pieces featured in this episode:

  • Nonet in F minor, op. 2 | Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 – 1912)
    • Taylor Pedja Muzijevic, piano;
    • Jennifer Frautschi, Ayane Kozasa, viola;
    • Arlen Hlusko, cello;
    • James Austin Smith, oboe;
    • Todd Palmer, clarinet;
    • David Byrd-Marrow, horn;
    • Monica Ellis, bassoon;
    • Anthony Manzo, double bass
  • Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 | Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 93), arr. Todd Palmer
    • Alisa Weilerstein, cello;
    • Jennifer Frautschi, Geoff Nuttall, violin;
    • Hsin-Yun Huang, viola;
    • Arlen Hlusko, cello;
    • Anthony Manzo, double bass;
    • James Austin Smith, oboe;
    • Todd Palmer, clarinet;
    • 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.

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.