South Carolina Philharmonic


Autumn Romance


Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts
Jennifer Frautschi, violin

The season begins as attention turns to the coming Fall. Romanticized sounds of nature in S.C. fill the hall before guest violinist Jennifer Frautschi (right) brings the sound of Hollywood’s romantic era to the East Coast. The evening closes with a passionate, dramatic outpouring of soul.


Mason Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina                          

Korngold: Violin Concerto
Jennifer Frauschi, violin

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"

Thoughts from Morihiko

“Passion and drama fill the air as we kick off the 2011/2012 season. The centerpiece is Tchaikovsky’s final masterpiece, the “Pathétique” Symphony, premiered only nine days before his death. From a brooding opening to elegant waltz, savage march and final outpouring of soul, it is one of the most moving pieces in the symphonic repertoire.

Today Erich Korngold is remembered as an Oscar-winning composer of many Hollywood soundtracks from the ’30s and the ’40s. Deeply rooted in Romanticism and based on some of his film scores (including The Prince and the Pauper starring Errol Flynn), Korngold wrote his sumptuous and virtuosic Violin Concerto for Jascha Heifetz. I’m thrilled to be joined by Jennifer Frautschi, one of my favorite collaborators and a frequent guest with the Wadsworth Chamber Music series at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Mason Bates is one of many composers today successfully reaching new audiences for classical music by infusing new technologies into it. His Rusty Air in Carolina combines techno beats, recorded sounds of cicadas and katydids, white noise, and other sounds with a colorful orchestral writing to create a mesmerizing listening experience.”


Prices are $47, $39, $29, $21 or $17. Student and military discounts available.

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Music for a Cause

In 2011/2012 the SCP will once again partner with seven local charities to raise money and awareness of their causes. Each charity is featured at a Masterworks concert. This concert's partner charity is:


More information coming soon!

Programs, artists, dates and times subject to change.

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