Michael Harley

Bassoonist and Teacher

Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Legacy of Richard Greener

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A special concert featuring the world premiere of new works by composers and Imani Winds members Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott.  These pieces take and their subject matter the life and ideas of Richard Greener, the first African-American graduate of Harvard and USC's first African-American professor.

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Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

10,000 Birds

Alarm Will Sound performs John Luther Adams's gorgeous tapestry of birdsong and animal noises at Laumeier Sculpture Park, a 105-acre open-air museum and park with more than 60 sculptures in Sunset Hills, MO.

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Faculty Bassoon Recital

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My faculty recital of mostly chamber music includes the world premieres of three pieces:  Jesse Jones's "Yonder," for bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and piano; John Fitz Rogers's "Still Life With Shadow" for flute, bassoon, and piano; and Mandy Fang's "Lament" for solo bassoon.  I'm incredibly honored to play these new works by Jesse, a friend and former colleague, now at Oberlin; and my wonderful friends and USC colleagues John and Mandy.  Other works by Mark Mellits and Carl Schimmel.  Special thanks to the superb and dynamic NYC-based cellist and DeCoda leader Claire Bryant for staying around in SC following a nearby concerto performance to join us for this concert!

Performers:  Michael Harley, bassoon; Phillip Bush, piano; Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Ari Streisfeld, violin; Daniel Sweaney, viola; Claire Bryant, cello; and Reed Hanna, bassoon.

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Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

WindsX2

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The USC wind faculty teams up with the East Carolina University winds for an encore of our April 2017 performance at the Columbia Art Museum, this time at ECU in Greenville, NC.  Works by Raff, Garner, and Piazzolla. 

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Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

ECU and USC: Double Quintets

Two Carolina wind faculty join forces:  Eastern Carolina University joins us in Columbia to perform works for double woodwind quintet.  Included will be David K. Garner's dapplegray, which uses as source material (and playback) a Lomax recording of the lullaby "All the Pretty Horses.

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Feb
22
to Feb 23

Imani Winds Residency

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The nation's leading wind quintet returns to USC for the spring portion of their 2016-17 residency.  Included will be chamber music masterclasses, masterclasses with individual applied studios, recordings and performances of new works by USC student composers.  The final concert (Feb. 23, 7:30pm) will include a performance of Jeff Scott's arrangement of Piazzola's Libertango for double wind quintet, Imani and USC wind faculty.

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Feb
9
to Feb 12

USC Band Clinic

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USC's four-day workshop for talented high school instrumentalists from throughout the Southeast.  Includes masterclasses, clinics, and performances.  Students must be recommended by their band director to attend.  Contact me if you have any questions!

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Jan
15
5:00 PM17:00

Peter and the Wolf

The USC faculty woodwind quintet plays a concert for the "Chamber Pots," a group of Columbia families that has been hosting chamber music concerts (and accompanying potluck dinners) for nearly 40 years!  In addition to a quintet arrangement of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, works include Berio's Opus Number Zoo and Milhaud's La Cheminee du Roi Renee.  Not open to the public.

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