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Spoleto Chamber Music Series 2010

Series produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio

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It's a milestone season for one of the longest-running chamber-music series on public radio: Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival USA returns with new host Lisa Simeone in a series of 13 one-hour concerts that mark the final season of Spoleto's venerable and one-of-a-kind Chamber Music Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth.

The series features great guest artists, including violinist Chee-Yun, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joining such Spoleto mainstays as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor and clarinetist Todd Palmer in a season of concerts that is a true collection of "greatest hits" of Charles Wadsworth's Spoleto years. Wadsworth and his successor, St. Lawrence first violinist Geoff Nuttall, introduce each work with their typically humorous, engaging, and unique stage commentary.

Also available with excerptable modules and a robust support website www.spoletochambermusic.org.

Co-Produced by South Carolina ETV & Radio + WDAV Classical Public Radio. Shari Hutchinson & Benjamin K. Roe, Executive Producers

It's a milestone season for one of the longest-running chamber-music series on public radio: Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival USA returns with new host Lisa Simeone in a series of 13 one-hour concerts that mark the final season of Spoleto's venerable and one-of-a-kind Chamber Music Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth.

The series features great guest artists, including violinist Chee-Yun, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joining such Spoleto mainstays as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor and clarinetist Todd Palmer in a season of concerts that is a true collection of "greatest hits" of Charles Wadsworth's Spoleto years. Wadsworth and his successor, St. Lawrence first violinist Geoff Nuttall, introduce each work with their typically humorous, engaging, and unique stage commentary.

The series features the world's most accomplished artists performing in the newly-renovated Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, SC. It blends splendid acoustics with the warm and uniquely congenial ambiance that is the hallmark of Spoleto Festival USA's Charleston setting. The Toronto Star describes Spoleto Festival USA as "Some of the finest young musicians on the continent in some of the freshest-sounding music-making to be heard anywhere."

Hallmarks of the new joint productions include:

> Select stand-alone "modules" of performances for broadcast in different dayparts
> On-demand audio and podcasts of material from each concert
> Expanded broadcast-rights window
> Detailed background notes on the music on the series, as well as profiles, pictures, and performer bios, via a new website exclusively dedicated to the radio series: www. spoletochambermusic.org.

Executive Producers for the new Spoleto series are two of public radio's most experienced cultural producers: Shari Hutchinson, the Peabody and CPB-Award winning producer of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, and Benjamin K. Roe, the Peabody-, Grammy- and ASCAP-Deems Taylor-award-winning former Director of Music for NPR.
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It's a milestone season for one of the longest-running chamber-music series on public radio: Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival USA returns with new host Lisa Simeone in a series of 13 one-hour concerts that mark the final season of Spoleto's venerable and one-of-a-kind Chamber Music Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth. The series features great guest artists, including violinist Chee-Yun, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joining such Spoleto mainstays as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor and clarinetist Todd Palmer in a season of concerts that is a true collection of "greatest hits" of Charles Wadsworth's Spoleto years. Wadsworth and his successor, St. Lawrence first violinist Geoff Nuttall, introduce each work with their... Show full description


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13 Pieces

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It's Charles Wadsworth's Last Waltz, as he steps onstage at Memminger Auditorium to introduce his final concert as the Artistic Director for Spolet...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 59:30
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Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, a veteran of Spoleto summers past, returns to Charleston to pay homage to Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth at a spe...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
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Spoleto Chamber Music Series Director Charles Wadsworth's farewell season continues with another program of favorites: Brazilian composer Heitoir ...

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  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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The golden glow and good cheer of a great Haydn String Quartet is featured on this program from Spoleto, paired with one of Robert Schumann's all-o...

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  • Added: May 27, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
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More great Chamber music from Spoleto Festival USA with host Lisa Simeone. This program features another compelling piece by Argentinian composer O...

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  • Added: May 24, 2010
  • Length: 59:30
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More great chamber music from Spoleto Festival USA with host Lisa Simeone. In addition to a Haydn trio, this concert features contemporary English ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
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This concert from Memminger Auditorium features an early Beethoven work -The String Trio in C Minor, paired with Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Violin...

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  • Added: May 05, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
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Pianist Charles Wadsworth has chosen a lot of personal favorites for this, his final season as Spoleto Chamber Music Artistic Director. And his fa...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2010
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 7
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More Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA with new host Lisa Simeone.This program begins with a delightful trio of Waltzes for the opera Die Wer...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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More chamber music from the Spoleto Festival USA with new host Lisa Simeone. Spoleto Chamber Music Series Director Charles Wadsworth continues his ...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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More Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA with new host Lisa Simeone. This program features what Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov [GOH-lee-h...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Host Lisa Simeone welcomes you back to this week's broadcast of the 2010 chamber music concerts from the Spoleto Festival USA. To commemorate hi...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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New host Lisa Simeone welcomes you to the 2010 broadcast series of chamber music concerts from the Spoleto Festival USA - the final year of pianist...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9