Chamber Music Charleston Summer Solo Series

Chamber Music July 2020

Chamber Music Charleston invites you to their Summer Solo Series featuring the Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 6, performed by the resident cellist Timothy O’Malley.

Recorded live at the historic Governor Thomas Bennett House, this work by J. S. Bach was written in 1720 as part of a complete set of 6 suites for solo cello. This particular suite, in D minor, is considered the most virtuosic of all suites and was written for a now-obsolete instrument that had 5 strings (instead of the 4 strings that are found on a modern cello). Click here to view the video showcasing a true masterwork of the solo cello repertoire and enjoy Tim’s performance.

CMC Summer Solo Series – featured musicians and repertoire include:

Regina Helcher Yost, flute
F. Telemann – Fantasia No. 2 in A Minor, TWV 40:3
Carl Nielsen – Children are Playing by Carl Nielsen
Daniel Dorff – August Idyll

Zac Hammond, oboe
Benjamin Britten – Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, op. 49

Charles Messersmith, clarinet
Paul Harvey – Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin
Igor Stravinsky – Three Pieces for Clarinet

Debra Sherrill Ward, horn
Malcolm Arnold – Fantasy for Horn, Op. 88
Jacques-François Gallay – Unmeasured Prelude and Caprice
Lydia Lowery Busler – Appalachia

Timothy O’Malley, cello
J.S. Bach – Suite No. 6 in D Major for Solo Cello

This project is funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

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