With 11 total concerts in Spoleto’s Chamber Music Series, each of which receives three separate performances, one might think it easy to take in all the big-festival chamber music a person’s heart could possibly wish for. But you and I both know that ain't necessarily true. The concerts all take place at the Dock Street Theatre at 11 am and 1 pm. For those of us who toil among the working class (yes, this blogger is a lowly member of the struggling bourgeoisie for most of the year), that puts five-sevenths of the concerts nigh well out of reach, barring the taking of an extremely long lunch or a sick day.
Unless you’re a morning public radio listener, you may not be aware of it, but you can hear all of this year’s Bank of America Chamber Music series from the confort of your own tiny cubicle. ETV Radio (WSCI 89.3) has been broadcasting the 11 concerts from this year’s festival on weekday mornings at 9:30 a.m. since last Friday. After tomorrow’s broadcast (following Marcus Overton’s final Spoleto Today), the program will move to 9 a.m. for the week of June 12-16. Pining for last year’s concerts, too? Say no more. ETV Radio’s broadcasting the 2005 Chamber Music Series every Thursday at 8 p.m. through June 29.
All the concerts come complete with host Charles Wadsworth’s introduction, plus no end of assorted bon mots, quips, japes, riposts, witticisms, and enough puns to choke a goat.