SC Public Radio (SCPR) Could 19 introduced plans to supply Spoleto Competition programming as a part of a brand new “Spoleto at Home” initiative. The community will make the most of its “Sonatas & Soundscapes” program, in addition to its “Spoleto Backstage” podcast to convey previous pageant performances and behind-the-scenes insights to listeners throughout the state and past.
On March 24, Spoleto Competition USA made the troublesome choice to cancel this yr’s pageant – a primary within the occasion’s 44-year historical past. All through that storied historical past, the twice-daily chamber music live shows at Dock Road Theatre have been beloved cornerstones of every season, well-known for his or her assemblage of main musicians and eclectic programming. As such, the pageant is partnering with SCPR to provide some of the strong components of “Spoleto at Home”: weekday radio broadcasts of 11 previous “Bank of America Chamber Music” packages.
From Could 22 – June 5, “Sonatas & Soundscapes,” which airs Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. – midday, will function 11 “Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA” performances from the previous decade. All 11 performances are being chosen by the creative director of the pageant’s “Bank of America Chamber Music” sequence, Geoff Nuttall, who may even present commentary relating to every choice.
Moreover, “Sonatas & Soundscapes” will function a sequence of interviews carried out by SCPR’s Bradley Fuller. Among the many topics of these interviews shall be veteran performers of chamber music, similar to Todd Palmer, composer-in-residence Jessica Meyer and Charleston space native and pianist Micah McLaurin, in addition to the pageant’s basic supervisor, Nigel Redden, who will handle future plans for the occasion.
This system can have extra areas of focus, together with: The celebration of the 350th anniversary of the founding of Charleston, that includes music that may have been composed and carried out throughout that interval; emphasis on the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s start; and The Prokofiev and Shostakovich recording from 2019, together with a beforehand recorded interview with the conductor of this work.
For these in search of to devour festival-related programming on-line, a dwell stream of “Sonatas and Soundscapes” shall be accessible at www.southcarolinapublicradio.org and thru the SCETV app, which is accessible for obtain on all Android and Apple units. Moreover, starting on Could 22, the “Spoleto Backstage” podcast will return with the primary of 11 new episodes. With new episodes launched every Friday, the podcast shall be co-hosted by Bradley Fuller and Geoff Nuttall and can function public area works from “Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA,” in addition to interviews and energetic commentary.
For extra info on Spoleto Competition USA, go to www.spoletousa.org. For extra on SCPR, go to www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.