USC Wind Ensemble
University of South Carolina School of Music presents the USC Wind Ensemble September 17 at 4 p.m. at the Koger Center in Columbia. In 1960, composer Aaron Copland summed up centuries of misconceptions when he asked the question, “Is it possible that there is a mysterious element in the nature of musical creativity that runs counter to the nature of the feminine mind?” Only 57 years later, all three finalists for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize were women, including winner Du Yun. The USC Wind Ensemble celebrates the emergence of female composers by opening our 2017-18 season performing works by five of today’s leading composers, who happen to be women. Free.