Known for his humorous stage banter and expansive knowledge of music, violinist Geoff Nuttall is the artistic director of Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA. This series features 13 programs, performed by a line-up of world-class musicians, including members of the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet. Cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Chris Costanza, clarinetist Todd Palmer, pianists Pedja Muzijevic and Inon Barnaton, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violist Daniel Philips, and violinists Livia Sohn and Benjamin Beilman are among those returning to the Dock Street Theater for the series.
Nuttall also welcomes composer in residence Osvaldo Golijov, who has worked closely with both St. Lawrence String Quartet and The Kronos Quartet. Alongside favorite works by masters such as Barber, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, the series highlights new compositions, including the world premiere of Golijov’s “Drag Down the Sky.” As host, journalist Lisa Simeone brings listeners thoughtful commentary and historical background on the pieces, composers, and artists featured on the series.