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Charles Wadsworth

Charles Wadsworth is a Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. He also started the chamber music concert series at the Spoleto Festival USA, which he directs, performed at and hosted thru 2009.[1][2][3][4][5]

In 1969, Wadsworth performed the opening concerts at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He led the series for twenty seasons, commissioning new works by Pierre Boulez, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein, among others. He also presented many young performers, including Kathleen Battle, Richard Goode, Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Serkin, Pinchas Zukerman and Jessye Norman.[1][2][3]

In 1996, Wadsworth organized a concert for the 1996 Summer Olympics including Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell and Frederica von Stade.[1][6][2][3][4]

He has a wife and one son.[7]

White House performances

Wadsworth has been invited to perform at the White House for the Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.[2][8]

Honors

Wadsworth has received awards from the French Government as a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters, and from Italy as a Cavaliere Ufficiale in the Order of Merit. He has also received the Handel Medallion for his contributions to the cultural life of the City of New York.

The Art Deco municipal auditorium in Newnan, GA was renovated and renamed the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium in his honor. He has performed there annually since 1990.[2][8]

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Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c Charles Duncan Wadsworth – Info zur Person mit Bilder, News & Links – Personensuche. Yasni.co.uk. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Music Department | Wadsworth Auditions. Westga.edu (2011-08-29). Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Wadsworth & Friends Concert 2010 welcomes cellist, pianist. The Times-Herald (2010-01-20). Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b Charles has three children, 2 girls and a boy. [1]
  5. ^ Reviews – Charles Mackerras – Classical Music Recordings – CD, DVD, SACD. Classicstoday.com. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  6. ^ Shirley Verrett – Carnegie Hall Recital. ArkivMusic. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  7. ^ Charles Wadsworth on being a father – Lifestyle – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. Gmanews.tv. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  8. ^ a b imgartist.com. imgartist.com. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.

External links

  • The Charles Wadsworth Auditorium
  • The Charles Wadsworth Music Scholarship
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