Benefit Concert for WDAV and Davidson College: An Evening with Robert McDuffie and Friends

robert mcduffie 300pxThe acclaimed American violinist Robert McDuffie, whose son is part of the Davidson Class of 2016, gave a benefit concert at the Duke Family Performance Hall on the college campus to benefit Classical Public Radio WDAV. It was a program of delightful works for violin and piano emceed by Fred Child, host of the national program Performance Today. The concert also included a string quintet from the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University joining McDuffie to play music by Vivaldi and Philip Glass.

Then we head to Columbia for highlights from a Masterworks Concert by the South Carolina Philharmonic featuring jazzy classics from George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel and Artie Shaw.

 

Robert McDuffie, violin
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

FRITZ KREISLER: Minuetto in the Style of Paganini 

JAY UNGAR: Ashokan Farewell 

AARON COPLANDHoedown from Rodeo 

ANTONIN DVORAK: Romantic Piece No. 1

JOHN WILLIAMS: Theme from Schindler’s List

GEORGE GERSHWIN: It Ain’t Necessarily So
   

PHILIP GLASS: “The American Four Seasons”
Song No. 3 from Violin Concerto No. 2
Robert McDuffie, violin 

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Largo from the “Winter” Concerto from “The Four Seasons”
Robert McDuffie, violin
Charissa Leung, violin
Harry Ward, violin
Alexander Locke, viola
Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello
Reed Tucker, double bass 

GEORGE GERSHWINPromenade (Walking the Dog)
Joseph Eller, clarinet
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet
Joseph Eller, clarinet
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

MAURICE RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
Phillip Bush, piano
South Carolina Philharmonic
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

GEORGE GERSHWINRhapsody in Blue
Phillip Bush, piano
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
South Carolina Philharmonic 

Salute to the Troops
South Carolina Philharmonic






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