December 18, 2014
S.C. Phil goes for ‘baroque’ in new year
The South Carolina Philharmonic is using a “greatest hits” collection of old favorites to welcome the new year on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts.
As winter settles in, widely known music by popular composers takes the spotlight at Going for Baroque
, an all-orchestral concert that Music Director Morihiko Nakahara programmed to fit right into a season of comfort foods and cozy sweaters. The concert is sponsored by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina
Baroque period composers highlight the program. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 is a fixture, and no less is George Frideric Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music
. Both almost always appear on any mass-produced compilation of the classical genre, as does another program highlight – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
by the classical period’s Mozart.
The comparatively contemporary Ottorino Respighi checks in with the third suite from his Ancient Airs and Dances
, as does the genuinely contemporary Arvo Pärt with two works. His If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper
quotes a Bach work, bringing the evening full circle.
Nakahara presents the popular pre-concert lecture series Classical Conversations at 6:30 p.m. in the Koger Center auditorium, offering unique insight into the evening’s program free to all ticket-holders.
Tickets are $47, $39, $29, $21 and $17
. They are available online 24-hours a day at KogerCenterForTheArts.com
, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone at 803.251.2222 or at the Koger Center Box Office at Park and Greene streets. Student and military discounts are available. Self-parking is $5 and Southern Valet provides valet parking for $10.
Returning for its fifth season, the “Music for a Cause”
initiative allows the S.C. Phil to partner with a diverse group of fellow non-profit organizations to raise money and awareness for their causes. The partner for the Jan. 10 concert is Killingsworth Home for Women
About Killingsworth Home
Killingsworth is a unique community residence for women who are emerging from crisis situations.
Within the eight bedroom home, women recovering from alcohol and/or drug abuse, incarceration, mental and emotional problems, violence and assault, or family crisis situations can find shelter and support. The residential program includes room, board, guidance, and support for a nominal fee. Financial and vocational assistance to the residents is often available from partner agencies in the community. Learn more at killingsworth.org
Jason Rapp, Communications Director
803.771.7937 or Jason@SCPhilharmonic.com
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