South Carolina Philharmonic

The Concerts

In 2013/2014, you’ll be buying more than tickets to concerts. You’ll be buying tickets to history.

The South Carolina Philharmonic is thrilled to present its 50th season. Tremendous growth and change characterizes the Midlands’ past 50 years, but the SCP is proud to stand as a constant – through bulls, bears, tragedy, and triumph. Only significant community support past and present makes such a thing possible while orchestras of all ages and sizes fail across the country.

We are eager to present a unique 50th season that appeals to, and celebrates, this unique community … our community. 

  • Like the classical standards? Get ready for Beethoven’s Fifth. 
  • Want something new? Two commissions make their world premieres here in the 2013/2014 season. 
  • Piano music? Brahms and Mozart say hello. 
  • In the mood for drama? Stravinsky and Alexander Nevsky should suffice. 
  • Feeling eclectic? Banjo superstar Bela Fleck returns to perform his own banjo concerto.

Additionally, we offer concerts and lectures in the community, educational programs in schools and out, and our “Music for a Cause” program to partner with other area charities who share our desire to heighten the strong quality of life here. Our orchestra’s roots proudly intertwine with the Midlands. Keep reading this brochure to see how.

It’s a season of celebration, planned and presented to entertain, educate, enrich, and excite – but mostly thank – you.

Morihiko NakaharaMusic Director

Masterworks Schedule

Full Season Schedule

Opening Night

Masterworks 1

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

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  • Verdi

    Triumphal March & Ballet from Aida

  • Joan Tower

    Bassoon Concerto — World Premiere

    Peter Kolkay, bassoon

  • Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 4

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Youth Movement

Masterworks 2

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

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  • Mozart

    Serenade No. 12 (No conductor)

  • Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 21

    Dong Yeon Kim, piano

  • Schnittke

    Moz-Art a la Haydn

  • Mozart

    Symphony No. 39

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Beethoven & Blue Jeans

Masterworks 3

(Premium Concert)

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

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  • Brahms

    Piano Concerto No. 1

    Alessio Bax, piano

  • J. Fitz Rogers

    50th Season Commission — World Premiere

  • Beethoven

    Symphony No. 5

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The Russian Soul

Masterworks 4

(Premium Concert)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

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  • Borodin

    Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

    Side-by-side with the SCP Youth Orchestra

  • Stravinsky

    Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version)

  • Stravinsky

    The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

  • Prokofiev

    Alexander Nevsky

    Coker College Singers

    Columbia Choral Society

    Palmetto Mastersingers

    Mezzo soprano TBD

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Gershwin, Gatsby, and All That Jazz

Masterworks 5

Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

In conjuction with Columbia Museum of Art "Art Deco Japan" exhibit, Spring 2014

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  • J. Harbison

    Remembering Gatsby

  • Takemitsu

    Three Film Scores

  • Lalo

    Symphonie espagnole

    Saeka Matsuyama, violin

  • Milhaud

    La creation du monde

  • Gershwin

    An American in Paris

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Bela Fleck

Masterworks 6

(Premium Concert)

Saturday, May 3, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

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  • Berlioz

    Roman Carnival Overture

  • Bela Fleck

    Banjo Concerto

    Bela Fleck, banjo

  • Dvorák

    Symphony No. 8

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Piano Extravaganza

Masterworks 7

Sunday, June 15, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

In conjuction with the Southeastern Piano Festival at USC

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  • Repertoire TBD

    Marina Lomazov, piano

    Additional piano soloists TBD

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