October 2020 Events
Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, for everyone's safety, no in-person audiences are allowed for indoor performances at this time.

To keep the music playing for you, we will be streaming select performances and student recitals. We regret we won’t be offering large ensemble concerts this fall.
Friday, October 2
Columbia Baroque: "Totally Telemann"
Online at 7:00 p.m.

Columbia Baroque is presenting six free online mini-concerts for at home enjoyment, hosted by Peter A. Hoyt. The season opening concert features five solo Fantasias performed by Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; Mary Hostetler Hoyt, baroque violin; Erika Cutler, baroque violin; and Jean Hein, baroque recorder. Concerts are streamed on YouTube and linked from Facebook, and will be available on YouTube for a week following each concert.
Saturday, October 3
Ten Thousand Birds
6:00 p.m.
UofSC Horseshoe
5:30 audience check-in outside McKissick Museum
Sign up and donate here (limit 2 per person). 
Season patrons receive registration priority. 
Free / Limited access

This Southern Exposure concert is a celebration of the music of the natural world and our relationship to it by one of America’s foremost living composers, Pulitzer-winner John Luther Adams will be performed by UofSC students, directed by Michael Harley.

Ten Thousand Birds features the composer’s stylized renderings of birdsong (20 bird species are represented) and other sounds from nature, played by a chamber orchestra of strings, winds, brass, percussion and keyboards.

This special event, staged on UofSC’s historic Horseshoe, will be performed by UofSC students, socially distanced, with discreet areas for audience members and performers. Staged and directed by Michael Harley, original concept and design by Alan Pierson. For more information: mharley@mozart.sc.edu
Sunday, October 25
Freeman Sunday Concert
Live-streaming at 3:00 p.m.

The Freeman Concert Series continues with a final salute to the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth: a performance of his Quintet for Piano and Winds. This buoyant, exuberant work was an homage to Mozart's own Quintet of the same instrumentation, right down to the very key in which it is written. It is, quite simply, one of the happiest works in all of Beethoven's output. 
The concert opens with Maurice Ravel's four-movement Sonata for Violin and Cello. It was written in the early 1920's and dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy, who had died just a couple of years earlier. The Sonata shows Ravel moving away from the lush Impressionism of his younger years and exhibiting the influence of contemporaries such as the Hungarian composers Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly (the latter of whom had just written his own duo for violin and cello a few years earlier). Ravel's Sonata is a virtuosic showpiece for these two instruments and quickly established itself as a staple of the violin-cello duo repertoire. 


Ravel - Duo for Violin/Cello
Ari Streisfeld, violin; Claire Bryant, cello
Stucky - Two Songs
Rachel Calloway, soprano; Rebecca Nagel, oboe; Phillip Bush, piano
Beethoven - Quintet, Op. 16
Rebecca Nagel, oboe; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Michael Harley, bassoon; Dakota Corbliss, horn; Phillip Bush, piano

Adults $15; Students $5; Seniors / Military / UofSC Faculty & Staff $10
You will be sent the concert link the day of the concert.
Parker Quartet Residency
Our Chamber Music Residency with the Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet brings a series of public concerts, master classes, community outreach and special opportunities for chamber music enthusiasts each fall and spring.

Concerts will be pre-recorded and streamed followed by a live Q & A post-concert conversation. 

Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, for everyone's safety, no in-person audiences are allowed for indoor performances at this time.

Thursday, October 15
7:30 p.m.
Parker Quartet Concert

Béla Bartók - String Quartet No. 3
Johannes Brahms - String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1  

Adults $15; Students $5; Seniors / Military / USC Faculty & Staff $10
You will be sent the concert link the day of the concert.
Virtual Individual Master Classes
Mon., Oct. 5
1:00 p.m.
Virtual Chamber Music Master Class
Fri., Oct. 9
7:30 p.m.
Virtual Chamber Music Master Class
Thu., Oct. 15
6:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 29
5:00 p.m.
Streamed Free
Parker Quartet Friends and Family Concert
Hans Abrahamsen - String Quartet, No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet, Op. 132
Monday, October 19
8:30 p.m. Live-streamed Free
Opus Two and Friends Play All-Beethoven
Opus Two, the duo comprised of UofSC faculty violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock will be joined by UofSC cellist Claire Bryant in an All-Beethoven concert, including the Romance in F Major, Op. 50, the Sonata in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2, and the Trio in Eb major, op. 70, No. 2.
Zoom into Carolina Voice
for high school juniors and seniors
ONLINE October 21
12:00–3:00 p.m.
Registration deadline is Oct 19, 2020.

Zoom into Carolina Voice is an online drop-in event for high school junior and senior vocalists to experience and learn more about the University of South Carolina School of Music.

The drop-in event will allow participants to attend a full schedule or pick and choose the sessions that they wish to attend. Registrants will receive an email with a full schedule of sessions and Zoom links to each session prior to the event.

Our Zoom into Carolina Voice sessions will include a Meet the Voice Faculty session, a Music Theory class, a Voice Studio class, a Music History class, a Concert Choir class and a Q&A with Music Admissions session.

*Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the drop-in event, but we ask that you complete your own registration form if you will be logging in on different devises.

Watch live-streaming student recitals at