arts and culture

Narrative: Turning Up All the Stones

May 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Brooke Howard and Barbara Howard, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Barbara Howard spoke with her daughter, Brooke Howard, about her late husband,...

Columbia-Area Conductor Highlights Local Talent, Artistic Diversity in Two Ensembles

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For conductor Suzanna Pavlovsky, keeping younger audiences engaged in the world of classical music doesn’t require a complete overhaul so much as a repackaging. “We don’t need to change the repertoire. We don’t need to change the music itself,” Suzanna says. “But we need to...

Grammy Award-Winning Mark O'Connor Band Plays in Southern Sound Series

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Mark O'Connor Band

The Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor band was featured in the 2018 Southern Sound Series . This series is an annual event hosted by the Culture & Heritage Museums at McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theatre in York, South Carolina. The Mark O’Connor Band consists of 6...

Winthrop Student Creates Hip Hop Foundation in Honor of Her Father

April 19, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Karina Young
Alisha Sweatt at one of her Hip Hop Makes me Feel Presentations

Lover of Hip Hop, Alisha Sweatt , uses her personal experiences to make new connections within herself and with others. Sweatt developed a strong, deep passion for Hip Hop when her father, DJ and producer, passed away in 2005 at a young age. To cope with his death, she made...

Violinist Brings Sound of Seventeenth-Century Stradivarius to Charleston

April 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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When the celebrated maker of string instruments Antonio Stradivari put the finishing touches on the violin now known as the Ex-Nachez, Bach and Handel were barely into their toddler years and the invention of the piano was still more than a decade away. The rare violin has...

Narrative: "Oh, Those Were Yummy Days!"

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Ann Edwards and Thomas Edwards, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Thomas and Ann Edwards sat down to talk about their marriage and the family they made together...

Narrative: "It Was Like We Hit Lightning in a Bottle"

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Hippie Torrales in his early days as a DJ in New Jersey.

This edition of Narrative features an interview with Columbia resident Hippie Torrales , who came of age in New Jersey with the dream of becoming a professional DJ. By age 20 he was mainstay of the New Jersey club scene, opening one of the biggest clubs of the era, Zanzibar...

Gil Goldstein on Piano Jazz

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Gil Goldstein

Composer and arranger Gil Goldstein came to the piano by way of the accordion, which he has rediscovered and added to the jazz lexicon. Collaborations with Jaco Pistorius and Bill Evans fostered his career and led to work with David Sanborn, Michael Franks, and Al Jarreau,...

If Spring Came but Once a Century...

March 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares some of Longfellow's poetry, "If Spring Came but Once a Year."

Narrative: Remembering Marian McPartland as a Mentor and Friend

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Alicia Keys with Marian McPartland in 2003

This edition of Narrative features an interview by Christian McBride , host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America . He had a conversation with South Carolina Public Radio’s own Shari Hutchinson , who produced Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for more than 25 years. This year, March...

Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

March 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville counts numerous musicians among its inmates. Such is their talent that they have attracted the attention of DeCoda, a New York-based chamber music group. For four years now, the prison has sponsored a program with the group in...

Massive, Seldom-Staged Bernstein Work Comes to SC

February 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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With musical influences as diverse as jazz, Broadway, rock, and the liturgy of the Catholic Church, Leonard Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers is a work that demands versatility from its scores of performers. The range of music genres in...

SC Chamber Music Festival’s Sixth Season Offers Variety, Focus on Duos

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
pianist Paolo Gualdi

For pianist Paolo Gualdi, variety is an important part of being a well-rounded musician. According to the Francis Marion University professor, “It’s a great advantage to be open to many, many different kinds of music. It doesn’t matter what you’re listening to, as long as...

Oyotunji African Village

February 6, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
The entrance of Oyotunji African Village

Oyotunji African Village is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina and was founded by the late Oba Efuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi in 1970. Today the village is promoted as an authentic Yoruba village and offers tours to the public.

USC Aiken Concert Showcases SC Composer's Works, Family Music-Making

February 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
SC composer Richard Maltz and his son, the Vienna-based pianist Daniel Adam Maltz

Like father, like son. SC composer Richard Maltz thrives on linking family relationships to his passion for creating music. His son, the Vienna-based pianist Daniel Adam Maltz, isn’t so different. Daniel will give the premiere performance of his father’s piano concerto on...

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