South Carolina Philharmonic




Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts
Yosuke Kawasaki, violin (left)
Edward Arron, cello (right)


Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver

Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin & Cello
Yosuke Kawasaki, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Sibelius: Valse triste

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

Thoughts from Morihiko

“Since moving to Columbia three years ago, I have been constantly inspired by the rich cultural scene and both the local and visiting musicians whose artistry and dedication enrich us all. 'Wadsworth Chamber Series with Edward Arron & Friends' hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art is a shining example. Over the last two years, I have formed musical and personal friendships with Ed and his colleagues of energetic virtuosos. Ed and another Wadsworth series regular, Yosuke Kawasaki, will join the orchestra in the Brahms Double Concerto.

If Radiohead ever comes to perform in Columbia, I will drop (almost) everything to hear them. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to introducing Jonny Greenwood’s ethereal and magnetic string orchestra composition Popcorn Superhet Receiver. Some of you might already know this work in its later incarnation as a soundtrack to the film There Will Be Blood.

The spacious and timeless landscape Greenwood creates in his piece forms a perfect companion to two works by Jean Sibelius: Valse triste and his Third Symphony. Inspired by the landscape, weather, birds, legends, dances, and music of his native Finland, Sibelius takes you on a beautiful sonic journey.”


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:

Columbia Green

Columbia Green promotes beautification of the Columbia area through landscaping, gardening, horticulture, education and conservation. Making Columbia more beautiful will enhance the quality of life for its citizens and visitors and will support economic development. Their primary goal is to beautify the Columbia area through major landscaping efforts.

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