Classical Music

Beethoven's First Piano Concerto with Phillip Bush

February 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Not long after his arrival in Vienna in late 1792, a young Ludwig van Beethoven was beginning to make an impression in the musical city. The Austrian capital had only a year prior lost one of its other famous residents—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—and Beethoven showed promising...

Carolina Music Museum Brings History to Life in an Instrumental Way

January 31, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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It’s not the harpsichord just inside the entryway of the Carolina Music Museum that comes as such a surprise, but the sign on top of it. “Play Me,” it reads—two words seldom seen on keyboards in public spaces unless preceded by “Please Do Not.” Dr. Thomas Strange, Artistic...

Of Red Eyes and Blue Skies: Thomas Palmer's Wind Chamber Works

December 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Late nights are a frustrating fact of life for many musicians. Too often, the time after sundown is all that remains for performing, practicing, working against an upcoming deadline, or agonizing over an artistic quandary. But for composer Thomas Palmer, a senior studying...

Requiem for My Mother

May 10, 2019 - Posted in Culture by Don Godish
Steve Edwards the producer and composer of Requiem for My Mother

Requiem for My Mother is an award-winning documentary and a compelling musical celebration of life and love, loss and acceptance. The film chronicles the personal journey of prolific Hollywood film score composer Stephen Edwards as he is forced to deal with the sudden loss...

Gordon Getty: There will be Music

June 1, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Amy Shumaker
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Gordon Getty: There will be Music introduces audiences to the iconoclastic composer — and the scion of one of America’s most fabled families — who has defied expectations and earned acclaim and acceptance in the rarified world of classical music. The son of oil billionaire...

SC Nonprofit Invites South Carolinians to Experience Opera

January 23, 2017 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
The Palmetto Opera

In 2001, a group of opera enthusiasts got together and formed The Palmetto Opera with the mission of presenting professional opera to the Midlands and South Carolina. The official debut of Palmetto Opera came in 2003, with the performance of “Love, Murder & Revenge.”...