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Spoleto Festival USA
Sponsored By: The Hidden Countship •
Venue: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
“While the harmonic directness and rhythmic punchiness of minimalism is a signature of Nyman’s sensibility, so too is an uncompromising musical literacy, a fluency in styles from Vivaldi to Cage.” —The New York Times
British composer Michael Nyman is best-known for his award-winning scores in films including The Piano and Gattaca and his lengthy collaboration with filmmaker Peter Greenaway. But the prolific composer of the Festival’s 2014 opera offering Facing Goya also pushes boundaries with culturally-relevant pieces that ask important and provocative questions. This program features Nyman at the piano with works that include selections from The Piano, and he will be joined by members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in performances of his chamber music.