Spoleto Chamber Music Series on WUOT

Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m., beginning Dec. 31, 2013

The Spoleto Chamber Music Festival,  a co-production of WFMT Chicago and South Carolina ETV Radio, presents this 13-week music series. 

 Hosted by NPR commentator Miles Hoffman, these concerts will feature performances recordedlive from the historic Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina, during the 2012 SpoletoFestival USA.

 Vibrant young musicians featured on the series include cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist InonBarnatan, paired with veteran performers such as flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, clarinetist ToddPalmer, and the members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The series includes celebratedmaster works from J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, and Debussy, as well as 21st centurymusic from composers Osvaldo Golijov and Hooshyar Khayam.
   

PROGRAM #:  SCM 13-01
Airs Dec. 31, 2013

Soloists:  St. Lawrence String Quartet: Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin;Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris
Costanza, cello  
HAYDN:  String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, Quinten

Soloists: Livia Sohn, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St
John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris Costanza, cello)
CHAUSSON:  Concerto for Violin, Piano, & String Quartet in D Major

PROGRAM #:  SCM 13-02
Airs Jan. 7, 2014

Soloists:  Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin;
Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris Costanza, cello)
FOOTE:  A Night Piece

Soloists:  Inon Barnatan, piano; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; St. Lawrence String Quartet
HAYDN:  Symphony No. 101, H 1/101, The Clock

Soloists:  Livia Sohn, violin; Stephen Prutsman, piano
SCHUBERT:  Duo in A Major

PROGRAM #:  SCM 13-03
Airs Jan. 14, 2014

Soloists:  Geoff Nuttall, Livia Sohn, and Jennifer Frautschi, violins; Anthony Manzo, double bass
LANNER:  Dornbacher Ländler, Op. 9: Waltz

Soloists:  St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola;
Chris Costanza, cello)
MOZART:  String Quartet in D Minor, K 421

Soloists:  Todd Palmer, clarinet; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano
BRAHMS:   Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114

PROGRAM #:  SCM 13-04
Airs Jan. 21, 2014

Soloists: Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Eric Ruske, horn; Anthony
Manzo, double bass
R. STRAUSS:  Till Eulenspiegel

Soloists: Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Daniel Phillips, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello
HAYDN:  Trio in D Major, Op. 38, No. 6

Soloists:  Pedja Muzijevic, piano (solo)
LISZT:  Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort
FELDMAN: Intermission 1
LISZT:  Bagatelle sans tonalité

Soloists: Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Livia Sohn, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello
FAURE:  Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15

PROGRAM #:  SCM 13-05
Airs Jan. 28, 2014

Soloists:   Jennifer Frautschi, violin; James Austin Smith, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Anthony Manzo, double
bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord
ZELENKA:  Trio Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat Major

Soloists:   St. Lawrence String Quartet: Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris
Costanza, cello
GOLIJOV:  String Quartet (2011)

Soloists:   Pedja Muzijevic, piano; James Austin Smith, oboe; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Eric
Ruske, horn
BEETHOVEN:  Quintet in E-Flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16

Program 6: Thuille, Beach
Airs February4, 2013

Ludwig Thuille: Sextet for Piano and Winds in B‐flat major, Op. 6
Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Eric Ruske, horn

Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F‐sharp minor, Op. 67
Pedja Muzijevic, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris Costanza, cello)

 

Program 7: Debussy, Thuille, Křenek
Airs February 11, 2014

Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”, by Claude Debussy arr. Schoenberg
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Todd Palmer, clarinet; James Austin Smith, oboe; Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Stephen Prutsman, harmonium

Piano Quintet No. 2 in E‐flat major, by Ludwig Thuille (1861–1907)
St. Lawrence String Quartet; Stephen Prutsman, piano

Four Pieces for Oboe and Piano, by Ernst Křenek (1900–91)
James Austin Smith, oboe; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Program 8
Airs February 18, 2014

BEETHOVEN:  Quartet in C Minor, Op.18, No 4
Soloists:  St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris Costanza, cello)

 WIENAWSKI:  Étude caprice, Op. 18, No. 5
Soloists:  Livia Sohn and Geoff Nuttall, violins
 

BIBER:  Harmonia Artificiosi-Ariosa, Partita V for Two Violins, Continuo, and Harpsichord
Soloists:  Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, violins; Christopher Costanza, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

Program 9
Airs February 25, 2014

STRAVINSKY:  Suite Italienne
Soloists:  Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

 DVORAK:  String Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op. 77
Soloists:  St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris Costanza, cello); Anthony Manzo, double bass

  J. McMILLAN (b. 1959): From Gallway
Soloist:  Todd Palmer, clarinet

PROGRAM 10
March 4, 2014

RAVEL:  Piano Trio in A Minor
Soloists:  Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

JANACEK:  Sonata for Violin and Piano
Soloists:  Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Stephen Prutsman, piano
 
H. KHAYAM (b. 1978): World Premier for Clarinet and Piano
Soloists:   Todd Palmer, clarinet; Stephen Prutsman, piano

PROGRAM 11
March 11, 2014

BACH:  Concerto for Oboe & Violin BWV1060
Soloists:  James Austin Smith, oboe; Daniel Phillips, violin solo; St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris Costanza, cello); Anthony Manzo, double-bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord
 
SAINT-SAENS:  Tarantella, Op. 6
Soloists:  Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

KORNGOLD:  Piano Quintet in E Major
Soloists:  St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola;
Chris Costanza, cello); Stephen Prutsman, piano

SCHUBERT:  Die Forelle, D 550
Soloists:  Tyler Duncan, baritone; Inon Barnatan, piano

PROGRAM 12
March 18, 2014

V. MONTI:  Csárdás
Soloists:  Eric Ruske, horn; Pedja Muzijevic, piano
 
BEETHOVEN:  Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op 102, No.2
Soloists:  Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

MOZART:  Sonata in F Major for Piano 4 Hands, K497
Soloists:  Pedja Muzijevic, Inon Barnatan, piano

D. GALLO:  Trio Sonata No. 1 in G Major (attrib. Giovanni Pergolesi)
Soloists:  Livia Sohn and Geoff Nuttall, violins; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

PROGRAM 13
March 25, 2014

IAN CLARKE (b. 1964):  Great Train Race
Soloists:  Tara Helen O'Connor, flute

BRITTEN:   Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65
Soloists:  Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH:  Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
Soloists :  Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet: (Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St John,  violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Chris Costanza, cello);