College of Charleston Sottile Theater Stefan Asbury, conductor
Led by renowned conductor Stefan Asbury, a regular with the world’s leading orchestras and Chief Conductor of the Noord Nederlands Orkest, the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra presents a dazzling trio of orchestral showpieces. Bartók’s rarely-performed suite from the ballet The Wooden Prince is perhaps his most romantic and personal score, and is featured amidst works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff that also have origins in folk music. Each of these energetic and brilliantly orchestrated works, with their virtuosic renderings of dance rhythms and lush melodies, represents the pinnacle of celebrating song with orchestral opulence.
Intermezzi: Copland & Stravinsky/Music in Time: 100th Birthday for the Rite of Spring 6/2/2013 @ 3pm
Intermezzi: Copland & Stravinsky The gifted young conductor Aik Khai Pung leads the Festival Orchestra in a program including Copland’s spirited Music for the Theatre and Stravinsky’s Suite for Pulcinella, a warm and playful neoclassical masterpiece. Performed at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul.
Music in Time: 100th Birthday for the Rite of Spring Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy explores the vibrancy and power of contemporary music. Passages from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring interspersed between the following:
Westminster Choir Concert 6/9/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Conductor Joe Miller leads The Westminster Choir through a wide range of choral favorites — from Bach to Britten. Preformed at The Cathedral Church in Charleston, SC, Matt Rogers will be your on air host for this inspirational performance.