Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Program II

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Ticket Information

11:00 AM
Presented By
Spoleto Festival USA
Event Type
Contact Email

Overflowing with exuberant musicianship and joyful camaraderie, 11 stimulating and boisterous programs—each performed three times—feature bright contemporary compositions and canonic treasures. This season, hear a wide range of 30 composers, 22 artists, and four mystery performances, revealed in concert. Violinist and host Geoff Nuttall, of the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet, celebrates his 10th season at the helm of this unmatched series in the intimate Dock Street Theatre. Interspersed with Nuttall's signature wit and commentary, concerts flow effortlessly from 17th-century classics to 21st-century premieres.

Works during the 2019 series include Copland's invigorating Appalachian Spring, Schubert’s beloved octet, and the world premiere of composer-in-residence Paul Wiancko’s oboe quintet for James Austin Smith and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Returning Festival favorites include countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, tenor Paul Groves, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, clarinetist Todd Palmer, bassist Doug Balliett, violinist Daniel Phillips, violist Meena Bhasin, cellists Nina Lee and Joshua Roman, and a glorious trio of pianists—Inon Barnatan, Pedja Muzijevic, and Stephen Prutsman. These illustrious artists are joined by exciting newcomers: Karen Gomyo (violin), Amy Harman (bassoon), Paul Holmes Morton (theorbo), and David Byrd-Marrow (French horn).

Sponsored by Bank of America, all concerts are approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes. For a list of full concert details, visit

Stephen Prutsman, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Tara Helen O'Connor, James Austin Smith, Owen Dalby, Daniel Phillips, Christopher Costanza, Doug Balliett, St. Lawrence String Quartet
Speakers / Participants
Geoff Nuttall
Ludwig van Beethoven, Doug Balliett, Larry Alan Smith, Franz Joseph Haydn

Bank of America Chamber Music
Program II
Sunday, May 26, 11:00am and 1:00pm
Monday, May 27, 11:00am

Piano Sonata, op. 27 no. 2, “Moonlight”
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Stephen Prutsman, piano

“Echo and Narcissus”
Doug Balliett (b 1982)
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Owen Dalby and Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Doug Balliett, double bass

Three Angularities
Larry Alan Smith (b 1955)
James Austin Smith, oboe

String Quartet in C major, op. 76 no. 3, “Emperor”
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street
Charleston, SC
Venue URL