2018 Concert Schedule

All concerts take place at the University of South Carolina School of Music,
813 Assembly Street, unless otherwise indicated.

For full ticket information, go to TICKETS.



Sunday, June 17

Piano Extravaganza


SEPF Piano Extravaganza Opening Concert

The Southeastern Piano Festival opens with a traditionally sold-out Piano Extravaganza Gala, featuring multiple pianos, piano faculty, SEPF alumni and guests.

Sunday, June 17, 2018
4:00 PM
Moore School of Business, Johnson Performance Hall

1014 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29208
$20 general admission
$5 Students
18 and under: free



Monday, June 18

OPEN LESSONS with SEPF Faculty: BUSH, FUGO, LOMAZOV, RACKERS

Student in lesson

Monday, June 18, 2018
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Rooms 231, 230, 229, 323
USC School of Music

813 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208
Free



Masterclass
REBECCA PENNEYS

Rebecca Penneys

Monday, June 18, 2018
4:30 PM
Masterclass with select SEPF Participants

USC School of Music Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Free



Artist Showcase
LERA AUERBACH

LERA AUERBACH

Monday, June 18, 2018
7:30 PM
USC School of Music Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
$20 general admission
$5 students
18 and under: free

Music and Image. Auerbach premieres her new work for piano solo inspired by the Pictures at an Exhibition, followed by Mussorgsky masterpiece itself. This concert throws a spotlight on how the visual and music art forms influence and affect one another.



Tuesday, June 19

Open Lessons
REBECCA PENNEYS

Rebecca Penneys

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Open Lessons with USC Students

1:30 - 4:00 PM
Open Lessons with Alumni and USC Students
Rooms 231, 230, 229, 323
USC School of Music

813 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208
Free



SEPF ON THE ROAD

SEPF ON THE ROAD

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
1:30PM
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

1100 Sumter St, Columbia, SC 29201
Free



OPEN LESSONS with SEPF Faculty: BUSH, FUGO, LOMAZOV, RACKERS

Student in lesson

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Rooms 231, 230, 229, 323
USC School of Music

813 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208
Free



Artist Showcase
CHARLIE ALBRIGHT

Charlie Albright

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
7:30 PM
USC School of Music Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
$20 general admission
$5 students
18 and under: free

This rising star will perform works by Chopin, as well as his own compositions and improvisations.



Wednesday, June 20

OPEN LESSONS with SEPF Faculty: BUSH, FUGO, LOMAZOV, RACKERS

Student in lesson

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Rooms 231, 230, 229, 323
USC School of Music

813 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208
Free



Alumni Showcase
HUGO KITANO and ALEKSANDRA KASMAN

Alumni

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
4:30 PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Free

Hugo Kitano and Aleksandra Kasman will share an afternoon concert filled with piano classics.

Artist Showcase
ANTONIO POMPA-BALDI

Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:30 PM
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

1100 Sumter St, Columbia, SC 29201
$20 general admission
$5 students
18 and under: free

Silver Medalist of Van Cliburn Int’l Piano Competition, Pompa-Baldi presents a brilliant display of rare gems by Chopin, Medtner, Rubinstein, Poulenc, and new works inspired by Edith Piaf songs.



Thursday, June 21

Marian Stanley Tucker Lecture Series
JOHN PERRY and SASHA STARCEVICH

John PerrySASHA STARCEVICH

Thursday, June 21, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Free

Featuring students studying with members of South Carolina Music Teachers Association



OPEN LESSONS with SEPF Faculty: BUSH, FUGO, LOMAZOV, RACKERS

Student in lesson

Thursday, June 21, 2018
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Rooms 231, 230, 229, 323
USC School of Music

813 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208
Free



Marian Stanley Tucker Lecture Series
JOHN PERRY and SASHA STARCEVICH

John PerrySASHA STARCEVICH

Thursday, June 21, 2018
4:30 PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Free

Open Table Discussion: Prodigies and their teachers. Both John Perry and Sasha Starcevich are renowned for developing and guiding talented young pianists into the stardom of concertizing pianists. What is their secret?



Artist Showcase
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:30 PM
Moore School of Business, Johnson Performance Hall

1014 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208
$10 general admission
$5 students
18 and under: free

Presenting Bach's towering masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations. A self-financed recording of this work launched Dinnerstein's career when it landed No. 1 on the classical Billboard charts in the first week of its commercial release in 2007.



Friday, June 22

Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition


Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition

Friday, June 22, 2018
Morning Session: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Evening Session: 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Jury:
JOHN PERRY, chair
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN
MORIHIKO NAKAHARA
ANTONIO POMPA-BALDI
SASHA STARCEVICH

USC School of Music Recital Hall
813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Free



Saturday, June 23

Masterclasses


Piano Masterclasses

Saturday, June 23, 2018
10:00 AM - Simone Dinnerstein
11:00 AM - Sasha Starcevich
3:00 PM - John Perry
4:00 PM - Antonio Pompa-Baldi
USC School of Music Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Free

WINNERS RECITAL


SEPF Winners Recital

Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:30 PM
USC School of Music Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208
$10 general admission
$5 students
18 and under: free

Performances by the winners of the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.



Individual tickets on sale May 1

All concerts offer $5 student rush tickets and free tickets to those 18 and younger one hour prior to each concert.

Click here for directions to the School of Music.

Please claim your reserved tickets no less than 15 minutes prior to the concert. All unclaimed tickets will be released after that time.


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