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Charles Wadsworth and Friends

Chee-Yun, violin; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Andrés Díaz, cello; Wendy Chen, piano

Historic Charleston, South Carolina is a beguiling maze of alleys and churchyards, and if you're lucky enough to find yourself meandering through it on an early summer evening, you might also hear some of the best chamber music playing in the world through open windows... This week, Saint Paul Sunday welcomes Charles Wadsworth, founder of Charleston's renowned Spoleto Chamber Music Festival, who brings along with him four of the younger artists who make the event so special year after year. Violinist Chee-Yun, clarinetist Todd Palmer, cellist Andrés Díaz, and pianist Wendy Chen join Charles for in various combinations for music of Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and another Spoleto regular (and Saint Paul Sunday guest), Stephen Prutsman. It's more than enough to whet your appetite until you can make the pilgrimage to Charleston yourself.

Listen to the performance


  • Antonín Dvořák: Waldesruhe, Op.68, No. 5
  • Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in e minor, Op. 72, No. 2
  • Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in C major, Op 46, No. 1
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in d minor, Op.49 —II. Andante con moto
    —III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace appassionato
  • Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
  • Stephen Prutsman: I've Got Rhythm—Not


Mixed Company is written by Saint Paul Sunday staff, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the show and the classical music they love.


Artist profile: Charles Wadsworth