South Carolina Philharmonic




Masterworks 2
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts

Sponsored by Marcia Stine, in memory of John Stine

German/Lutheran musical traditions abound: Weber’s German Romantic overture; contrasting choral works, serious Brahms and joyous Beethoven; and Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony (“A Mighty Fortress” and “Dresden Amen”) blends the two.

WEBER  Overture to Der Freischütz

BRAHMS  Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Columbia Choral Society; Dr. Elizabeth M. Mears, Music Director

BEETHOVEN  Choral Fantasy
Joseph Rackers, piano | Sponsored by David A. Lawson
Columbia Choral Society; Dr. Elizabeth M. Mears, Music Director

MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

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A note about the Oktoberfest meal

Because response to the pre-concert Oktoberfest meal did not meet a predetermined threshold by the deadline to confirm with the event caterer, the S.C. Phil regrets that the meal is canceled. Refunds will be issued to those who purchased admission.
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Music for a Cause

Every season, since 2011, the S.C. Phil selects a group of charity partners from the Midlands to help raise awareness for their causes. Each charity is featured at one Masterworks concert during the season. The partner for this concert is Home Works of America.

About Home Works of America

Home Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1996. Our mission is to show God's love by repairing homes of homeowners in need, assisting youth in their development, and empowering communities to meet the needs of their members. Individuals of all faith backgrounds are invited to join and share in this service of love, giving thanks to God for miracle after miracle.

Since Home Works began in 1996, more than 38,000 volunteers have joined to repair homes of and bring hope to more than 2,600 homeowners, typically individuals retired or disabled and living on less than $12,000 per year. Volunteers include youth and adults, skilled and unskilled, from a variety of faith backgrounds and organizations. Repairs are done at no cost to homeowners and are funded by hundreds of individual donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors.

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