Music

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...

New SC Film “Charlie’s Place” Premieres April 26 on SCETV

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
The staff of Charlie's Place.

Charlie’s Place , a new South Carolina ETV documentary, tells the story of an African-American nightclub owned by Charlie and Sarah Fitzgerald in Myrtle Beach, S.C. from the 1930s to the 1960s. Charlie’s Place on Carver Street was a significant stop for musicians on the...

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: "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,...

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...

Virtual School Helps Young Singer

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Shelby Shealy

South Carolina educational options continue to grow with the addition of charter and virtual schools. And some students are beginning to see that traditional brick and mortar schools might not be the best fit for them. Shelby Shealy, an aspiring country music star, is one...

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...

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...

Narrative: A Songwriter's Musical Upbringing

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Musician and songwriter Jack "Jackie" Jeffords and his son Jason Jeffords, 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, Jason Jeffords talked with his father Jackie Jeffords about his life as a musician...

"D" is for Dixon, Dorsey [1897-1968] and Howard Dixon [1903-1961]

November 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for Dixon, Dorsey [1897-1968] and Howard Dixon [1903-1961]. Musicians. The Dixon Brothers, popular during the 1930s composed many original songs on diverse subjects, including the life and labor of textile workers. With Dorsey on guitar and Howard leading on steel...

Jazz Festival Honors the Legendary Dizzy Gillespie in His Hometown

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
A statue of John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie outside his family home in Cheraw, SC.

Events are underway this week in the Chesterfield County town of Cheraw for the S.C. Jazz Festival . This year's festival, the 12th annual Jazz Festival, has special significance because on October 21, 1917 jazz great Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw. Although Gillespie...

Backstage from "Live at the Charleston Music Hall"

October 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Want to know how an Emmy-winning music series is produced? We take you behind the scenes of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall."

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