Southern Exposure New Music Concert
“Transforming the Concert Experience” is an adventurous night of music where visual and theatrical elements will combine with music. The show features a dancing clarinet player and a percussion/video design duo and is part of the University of South Carolina School of Music’s Southern Exposure series.
World-renowned clarinet soloist Karel Dohnal will play his interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Harlekin,” a costumed piece that includes elements of dance and pantomime.
The show’s second half features Earsight Duo, percussion and video design team that challenges the conventional notions of chamber music. Percussionist Peter Ferry and video designer/pianist Xuan will perform “Long Distance” by Steve Snowden – a piece using sound collected by phone hackers in the 1970s, with live video by Edo Frenkel.
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7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 at USC School of Music Recital Hall, Room 206, 813 Assembly St. Free, but attendees are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee seating. www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/
OTHER ARTS EVENTS AROUND THE MIDLANDS
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
There’s still time to see “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Trustus Theatre. The play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan. Stick around for talk-backs with the cast and crew after matinees on March 30 and 20, and April 3. Show ends April 9.
Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. $35. trustus.org/page/home
Science on Screen
In this series, the Nickelodeon Theatre pairs a classic, cult or documentary film with a lively introduction by notable scientists. The Nick is screening four films as part of this series, with the last screening in June. Next up is “The Stanford Prison Experiment” on April 26 with an introduction by Dr. Sandra Kelly. The University of South Carolina psychology professor will discuss many of the issues inherent in the famed Stanford Prison Experiment and the psychology of power and imprisonment.
Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. Each show, $10. nickelodeon.org/
S.C. Philharmonic’s ‘Tasting Notes’
This signature fundraiser for the S.C. Philharmonic will have 50 high-end wines from around the world and food from 18 local restaurants. The Reggie Sullivan Quartet will provide live tunes. The night also includes a silent auction, and outside the Tinder Box will sell cigars in a special lounge area.
6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday at the S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Tickets can be purchased for $100 at SCPhilharmonic.com/TastingNotes or by calling S.C. Phil Audience Services at (803) 254-PHIL.
‘Menopause the Musical’
The musical is back after the previously-scheduled Oct. 4 show was canceled. “Menopause The Musical” is set in a department store where four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and menopause. Includes classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
7 p.m. Wednesday at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. $35-$55. All tickets purchased for the canceled Oct. 4 performance will be honored. Contact the box office at (803) 576-2350 or thetownship.org.
Equine Art at Gallery West
Spring in South Carolina means horse-racing season. Gallery West will host an exhibition featuring seven artists whose work focuses on horses or members of the horse family. Participating artists are Stephen Chesley, Andrea Hennings, Janet Kozachek, Janet Oliver, Glen Saborosch, Marie Stone van Vuuren and Lynne Tanner. “Equine Art: Family Portraits” will run from April 1 through May 22.
An opening reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Gallery West, 134 State St., West Columbia. www.gallerywestcolumbia.com