TODD PALMER (clarinet), a three-time Grammy nominee, returns to Spoleto Festival USA for his 14th chamber music series. Highlights of his most recent concert season include performances of Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams
and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
with the BBC Scottish and Atlanta symphony orchestras under conductor Robert Spano, collaborations with the St. Lawrence and Brentano quartets, and several Los Angeles-area performances of Ricky Ian Gordon's song cycle/theater work Orpheus and Euridice
with Metropolitan Opera star Elizabeth Futral. Palmer is also currently performing in Lincoln Center's revival of South Pacific. His recordings include the Ghostlight release of Gordon's Orpheus and Euridice
and the EMI Classics release of Golijov's Yiddishbbuk
with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, which won the European Classical Prelude Award.