Spoleto Chamber Music

Chamber music concerts from the Spoleto Festival USA, recorded and produced for broadcast by South Carolina ETV Radio.

Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre, which features works from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century over the course of eleven programs.

This year, Pedja is taking his talents beyond the Dock Street’s stage to the Charleston Gaillard Center, where he’s performing a piano concerto by his favorite composer for the genre: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Andrew Norman: "Light Screens"
Johann Sebastian Bach: "Gebt Mir Meinen Jesum Wieder" from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244György Kurtág: "Hommage à Robert Schumann" for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 15 (György Kurtág)
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

Johann Pachelbel: Canon gigue
Gabriel Faure: "Elegie", Op. 24
Joseph Haydn, arr. J.P.Salomon: Symphony No. 94 in G major: "The Surprise" (Joseph Haydn, arr. J.P.Salomon)
Ludwig Von Beethoven: Cavatina
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Andre Messager arr. Todd Palmer: "Les Deux Pigeons" (Andre Messager arr. Todd Palmer)

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for Oboe in E minor, TWV 51:e1
Johann Sebastian Bach: Arias from Guilio Cesare - "Priva son d'ogni donforto" and "Deh piangete, o mesti lumi"
Johann Sebastian Bach: "Ich Habe genug", BWV 82 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8; RV 269 - Spring

George Frideric Handel: "Rompo i lacci" from Flavio, King of the Lombards
George Frideric Handel: "Ombra mai fu" from Xerxes
César Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
Leoš Janáček: String Quartet no. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane

Jarosław Kapuściński: Alikeness
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no. 2 in C Minor, op. 66

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor, BWV 1060
Ernest Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet in D Major, op. 21

Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 8 no.4
Thomas Adès: Catch
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Theme Variations, "Tzigane" from Les Deux Pigeons

April 25, 2019
Antonio Vivaldi: "Vedro con mio diletto" from Giustino, RV 717
Dmitry Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 1 in C Minor, op. 8
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

Johann Strauss: Waltz, op. 437, "Emperor"
Arnold Bax: Quintet for Oboe and Strings 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major, op. 11

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, op. 20 no. 1
Joshua Roman:Riding Light
George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in D major, op. 6 no. 5

Franz Schubert: Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen," D 802
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Moritz Moszkowski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano, op. 71
I. Allegro energico
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no. 100 in G Major, "Military"

George Frideric Handel:
"Rompo i lacci" from Flavio, King of the Lombards
Johannes Brahms: Two Songs, op.91, "Gestille Sehnsucht"and "Geistliches Wiegenlied"
Ludwig van Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, op. 98
George Frideric Handel: "Ombra mai fu" from Xerxes
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach

A still from Mighty Like a Moose, staring Charley Chase.
Spoleto Fesitval USA

Pianist Stephen Prutsman is well known to chamber music audiences at Spoleto Festival USA. This year, in addition to playing at the Bank of American Chamber Music Series, he will also be conducting his original scores—with select members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra—for three silent film shorts from the 1910s and ‘20s.

Sonatas and Soundscapes will be featuring performances from the 2017 Bank of America Chamber Music Series performances at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC. These broadcasts will continue through Friday, June 16.

Geoff Nuttall, Artistic Director of the Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Spoleto Festival USA.
Julia Lynn Photography

Spoleto Chamber Music Series Director, Geoff Nuttall, also plays in many of the 33 concerts in which he acts as host. Geoff finds it particularly challenging to jump from his role as MC into the chair of first violinist for the St. Lawrence Quartet. Geoff talks with Bradley Fuller about how "old music speaks and benefits from being pushed up against new music, and vice versa."

Jaroslaw "Jarek" Kapuscinski

Jaroslaw "Jarek" Kapuscinski is this year’s composer-in-residence for the Spoleto Festival’s Chamber Music Series. With a strong interest in technology, Jarek takes his work beyond mere notes on a page to create a multimedia experience. He tells Bradley Fuller that a childhood dream of being a sorcerer, a life long devotion to music, and his discovery in his early twenties of computer technology, all combine in his multi-media performances.

Director and violinist Geoff Nuttall (far left) directs and hosts the Bank of America Chamber Music Series at the Dock Street Theatre, featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
William Struhs, 2016

Spoleto Chamber Music Series Director Geoff Nuttall's eclectic approach to programming concerts at the festival has its roots in a record collection he started in his youth. Nuttall says that, while eclecticism is important to him, the quality of a program should never suffer "just for the sake of eclecticism."

Geoff Nutall, the Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director of Chamber Music for Spoleto Festival USA.
Julia Lynn Photography

  Geoff Nuttall, The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director for Chamber Music for the Bank of America Chamber Music series, today announced more details about Osvaldo Golijov’s "Drag Down the Sky," which will have its world premiere during the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA season. Golijov, the series composer-in-residence, recently completed the work, and performing musicians—baritone Tyler Duncan with the St.