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Freeman Sunday Concerts

Throughout the academic year you can enjoy concerts by the School of Music’s renowned music faculty in fresh and vibrant chamber music programs that pair canonic masterpieces alongside brand new works. Named for philanthropist Cornelia Freeman, the concerts raise scholarship money for gifted music students. The four concerts take place at 3 p.m. in the School of Music Recital Hall from September to March.

2022-2023 Concerts


September 11, 2022

Wild Purple for solo viola

Joan Tower
Daniel Sweaney, viola

Five Songs of Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder and Stephen Prutsman
Johnnie Felder, voice
Sharon Rattray, piano

Two Scenes from Tannhäuser

Franz Liszt/Richard Wagner
Nicholas Susi, piano

November 13, 2022

J.S.Bach Selections

Mak Grgic, guitar
Meagan Martin, mezzo-soprano

Sisters of the Covid Moon

Jenni Brandon
libretto by Karla Linn Merrifield
Serena LaRoche, voice 
Michael Harley, bassoon
Nicholas Susi, piano

Swedish National Songs

Wilhelm Stenhammar
Janet Hopkins, voice 
Armen Shaomian, piano

January 29, 2023

Aquarelle

Jo Kondo
Greg Stuart, percussion
Phillip Bush, piano

Quintet for Piano and Strings in F# minor, Op. 67

Amy Beach
Ari Streisfeld, violin
William Terwilliger, violin
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Claire Bryant, cello
Nicholas Susi, piano

Winterreise, Op. 89 Selections

Franz Schubert
Dominic Armstrong, voice
Omar Roy, piano

March 19, 2023

Selected Duets

Henry Purcell
Serena Hill LaRoche, voice
Rachel Calloway, voice
Lynn Kompass, piano

Fantasie in F Minor, D. 940

Franz Schubert
Omar Roy, piano
Sara Ernst, piano

The Seasons, Op. 37

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sara Ernst, piano

Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola

Bohuslav Martinu
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Daniel Sweaney, viola

Upcoming Events

Freeman Sundays @3:

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students

Freeman Sundays @3:

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2023

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students

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