Spoleto Chamber Music

Geoff NuttallViolinist Geoff Nuttall is in his second year as artistic director of the Spoleto Chamber Music Series. With his rookie year under his belt, he's decided to break with tradition and publish the chamber music concert programs ahead of time. He spoke with Rachel Stewart about why he made the decision to change the way things have been done since Spoleto founder Gian Carlo Menotti and previous artistic director Charles Wadsworth began writing the programs on a chalk board the day of the concert.

Nuttall and his ensemble, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, also have a long-standing relationship with 2011 composer-in-residence Osvaldo Golijov, and he talks about the importance of having a composer-in-residence at the series each year.

Additionally, rookie performers at the Bank of America Chamber Music Series Carolyn Blackwell (viola) and James Smith (oboe) share their experiences at the festival with Frank Dominguez.

Geoff Nuttall talks about the decision to publish Spoleto Festival Chamber Music programs ahead of time.

Geoff Nuttall on mixing the old guard and new guard of musicians in the chamber music concerts and on composer-in-residence, Osvaldo Golijov.

Violist Carolyn Balckwell and oboist James Smith talk with Frank Dominguez about their impressions of Spoleto and what rehearsals are like as rookies at the Dock Street Theatre's Chamber music concerts.

Carolym Blackwell and James Smith talk about the music they will play during the Spoleto Festival USA 2011.

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