Cultural Series

The New and Innovative

2013-2014 USC Aiken Cultural Series


Presidio Brass

Saturday February 8, 2014 7:30 pm

Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, CA, captivating audiences everywhere.

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Southern Fried Jazz

Thursday March 20, 2014 7:30 pm


The Southern Fried Jazz Band is a Dixieland jazz band based in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose captivating music and showmanship have launched it from the Piedmont foothills into the national spotlight. No stranger to that spotlight, leader Don Edwards has shared the stage with Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and many other jazz greats over the years. Edwards and each of his handpicked jazz artists perform their music with an assurance and spontaneity that evoke an enthusiasm for live jazz that never fails to WOW the audience.

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A Far Cry

Chamber Orchestra

Saturday March 29, 2014 7:30 pm

A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. According to the New York Times, the self-conducted orchestra “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.” By expanding the boundaries of orchestral repertoire and experimenting with the ways music is prepared, performed, and experienced, A Far Cry has been embraced throughout the world with more than two hundred performances, three albums, a powerful presence on the internet, and a recent European tour.

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