“Birds Plus Bees Equal Love” Concert

“Birds Plus Bees Equal Love” Concert
Tuesday June 22nd, 2010

Professional early music ensemble, the Columbia Baroque Soloists, celebrates Midsummer’s Eve with a musical fantasy of birds and bees, June 22nd at Columbia’s Shandon United Methodist Church. The “Birds Plus Bees Equal Love” Concert combines music of G. F. Handel, Jean-Fury Rebel, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Thomas Aren, John Dowland and others with frolicking comedy and mythological drama. There will be a Concert Conversations session at 7pm, and the performance begins at 7:30. A reception with Honey Cake follows the concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for Students. For information, call 803-256-8383 x 113.

Columbia Baroque Soloists
Columbia, South Carolina

For information (803) 286-8383
E-mail to: Karen Daves

Strange musical prints

We’ve just discovered the fantastic blog over at BibliOdyssey. They’ve got great images from all sorts of books. One of the most interesting things I found there is this post involving strange prints from this publication:

Athanasius Kircher SJ – ‘Musurgia Universalis’, 1650.
Online at the University of Strasbourg: Volume One, Volume Two.
“Kircher’s best-remembered work is also his second largest. Musurgia Universalis is an exhaustive compendium of musical knowledge at the transition point between sacred renaissance polyphony and secular Baroque music.

You can find more musical items on their site by looking for the tag cloud at the very bottom of their blog, or by clicking here.

Dark in the Song

Extreme Music for Bassoon Comes to White Mule :
Dark in the Song Performs at 21 Sounds Series

Date:
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location:
The White Mule
Street:
1540 Main St.
City/Town:
 Columbia, SC

What: 21 Sounds concert series
Who: Dark in the Song contemporary bassoon collective
When: Wednesday, June 16 (7:30-9 p.m.)
Where: The White Mule (1540 Main St., 661-8199)
Why: To present contemporary classical music in a nontraditional venue
How much: $5

A bassoon played through guitar effects pedals? A piece for bassoon and ghetto blaster? Contemporary classical music in a rock club?

The answer to all of the above — absolutely.

Fresh off the successful launch of the 21 Sounds series in April — at which a packed crowd came out to hear locally composed music at a nontraditional venue, The White Mule — the series presents its second installment on Wednesday, June 16.

On the bill: five world-class bassoonists who together make up Dark in the Song. Among them are Michael Harley of Alarm Will Sound, a leading new music ensemble based in New York City; and Rachael Elliott of the indie classical group Clogs.

On the program: exciting works from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang (Press Release, 1991), Dutch “avant-pop” composer Jacob Ter Veldius and an unofficial world premiere from Baltimore-based microtonal composer David Smooke. Also on the program are works by local composers Tayloe Harding (dean of the USC School of Music) and George Fetner (whose Black Lion features guitar effects pedals and was performed to great acclaim at the first 21 Sounds concert in April).

*FREE* Southeastern Piano festival events

June 14
■ Masterclass with Jacqueline Bei Hua Tang of China, 10 a.m., School of Music Recital Hall. Free and open
to the public
■ Piano Portrait, “Ruins and Eagles’ Feathers,” with John Kenneth Adams, 4:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. In his new Piano Portrait, created especially for the Southeastern Piano Festival, Adams, a USC emeritus professor of piano and piano literature, contrasts the world of Frédéric Chopin with that of his exact contemporary, Robert Schumann.

June 15
■ Apprenticeship Program, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in conjunction with the Conductors Institute of South Carolina, featuring Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2, with Matthew Griswold and Ivan Moshchuk, Koger Center. Free and open to the public.

June 16
■ Apprenticeship Program, 10 a.m. and 1:30p.m., in conjunction with the Conductors Institute of South Carolina, featuring Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2, with Matthew Griswold and Ivan Moshchuk, Koger Center. Free and open to the public.
■ Outreach Concert, 4 p.m., Still Hopes Episcopal Home, featuring festival participants. Free.

June 17
■ Marion Stanley Tucker Guest Lecture, featuring Jacqueline Bei Hua Tang, a professor of piano at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China, 4:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

June 18
■ Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

June 19
■ Secrets of the Trade: Masterclass with Tian Ying, 10 a.m.– noon, School of Music Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.
■ Secrets of the Trade: Masterclass with Oxana Yablonskaya, 3–5 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.
■ Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert, Closing Ceremony, and Reception, 7 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

More FREE concerts in #ColumbiaSC

The American Guild of Organists: Greater Columbia Chapter is presenting The Pipe Organ Encounter. It’s a series of free concerts by organists.

Sunday, June 13, 2010 – 7:00pm
Public Organ Recital – Dr. Patrick Hawkins, organist
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Chapel,
4201 Main Street, Columbia

Tuesday, June 15 – 7:00pm
Public Organ Recital – Mr. Andrew Scanlon
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly Street, Columbia
Wednesday, June 16 – 7:00pm – Public Organ Recital – Three Alumni of POEs – Patrick Pope, Kevin Neel, Paul Thomas
James F. Byrnes Auditorium,
Winthrop University, Rock Hill

Thursday, June 17 – 7:00pm
Public Concert by Trinity Cathedral Choir,
Dr. Jared Johnson, and Mr. Christopher Jacobson, organists
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Chapel,
4201 Main Street, Columbia

Friday, June 18 – 10:00am
Public Organ Recital – Students’ Recital
Closing Prayers – POE Chorus, Noonday Prayers
Dr. Michael Grant, organist
St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, 5220 Clemson Ave. (Forest Acres) Columbia

For more information, visit http://www.columbiaago.org/

*FREE* Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series

Saturdays, June 12 through August 8, 8 PM – 10 PM.

Finlay Park, downtown Columbia, SC.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the free concert series features local and regional performers:

  • Elliott & the Untouchables (blues): June 12
  • Heart N Soul (variety): June 19
  • Second Nature (beach): June 26
  • Tony Torre Orchestra (big band/variety): July 3
  • Mystik Vibrations (reggae): July 10
  • Old School (classic rock): July 17
  • Tailor Made (r&b): July 24
  • The Latin Project (Latin/Caribbean): July 31
  • Byron Counts & Sounds of the City (jazz): August 7

Karaoke Idol will be held at 7 PM before each concert. Weekly winners will receive cash prizes. No pets allowed. For more info, visit www.columbiasc.net/parksandrec/210.