Southern Exposure and the School of Music's Chamber Innovista series join forces to present masterworks by the great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, in a wonderful evening of music, theater, and dance. The concert takes place on Monday, February 7th, at 7:30 p.m. in USC's School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly Street; 2nd Floor - next to the Koger Center). Admission is free.
Featuring the talents of faculty members and students from USC’s School of Music as well as the Department of Theatre and Dance, the concert focuses on several of Stravinsky’s most beloved works. We’ll begin with the brief “Fanfare for a New Theater,” performed by James Ackley and Stephen Rushing, trumpets, followed by excerpts from Stravinsky’s ballet “Petrushka” in an arrangement for two pianos by the composer, performed by pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers. Stravinsky’s neoclassic “Octet” ends the first half, with Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Peter Kolkay and Michael Harley, bassoons; James Ackley and Stephen Rushing, trumpets; Brad Edwards and Colt Campbell, trombones; conducted by Rebecca Phillips.
After intermission, we’ll conclude the concert with a semi-staged version of Stravinsky’s masterpiece “A Soldier’s Tale,” performed by William Terwilliger, violin; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; James Ackley, trumpet; Brad Edwards, trombone; Craig Butterfield, double bass; Scott Herring, percussion; conducted by Rebecca Phillips; with special guest artists Jacob Will as The Narrator, Victor Holtcamp as The Soldier, Robert Richmond as The Devil, and Ashley Johannsen as The Princess.
So mark your calendars, and join us for a truly memorable evening of music, theater, and dance!
With warm wishes,