South Carolina Philharmonic


Masterworks 6 - The Real Virtuosi of the SC Phil


Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts
Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian, violin
Rebecca Nagel, oboe


Barber - Adagio for Strings
Dedicated to the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Respighi - Trittico Botticelliano           
Bach - Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian, violin
Rebecca Nagel, oboe
Weill - Little Threepenny Music                       

Mozart - Symphony No. 35, "Haffner"

The Real Virtuosi of the SC Phil: not “real housewives,” and not dramatic. Just really, really good.

SCP Concertmaster Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian and Principal Oboe Rebecca Nagel are supremely gifted, and for one evening they’re stepping out as featured soloists to perform the Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe. Music Director Morihiko Nakahara rounds out the exciting program with Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano, a suite from Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera and Mozart’s masterful “Haffner” Symphony.

Thoughts from Morihiko:

“Over the last two seasons with the SC Phil, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the finest musicians in the region and getting to know them both musically and personally. This concert is a celebration of our musical family and a perfect vehicle to showcase the virtuosity, versatility and teamwork of our musicians. Inspired by three of Botticelli’s paintings, Respighi composed a delightful suite filled with brilliant orchestral colors and gorgeous melodies. No strings attached – well, maybe except for the banjo. That’s the case of Kurt Weill’s witty suite taken from his popular Threepenny Opera, scored for a “cabaret” band complete with an accordion. Beloved concertmaster Mary Lee Taylor and principal oboist Rebecca Nagel take the center stage for the Bach. Mozart’s masterful and technically demanding Haffner Symphony brings the evening to an exhilarating close.”

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Going to the concert?

Orchestras Feeding America

Donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items at the concert as part of the third annual Orchestras Feeding America food drive.

Sponsored by the League of American Orchestras and Feeding America, "Orchestras Feeding America" unites more than 250 orchestras from all 50 states to feed the hungry. Your donations will go to Harvest Hope (see below), a food bank in Columbia that puts your generosity to work right in our community for our struggling neighbors.

Donors of food or money receive half-price admission to a future SCP concert!

Music for a Cause

The SCP is pleased to announce that in 2010/2011 it will partner with seven local charities to raise money and awareness of their causes. Each charity will be featured at a Masterworks concert. This concert's charity is:

Harvest Hope

The mission of the Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education. Begun as an Emergency Food Box program in 1981 by a group of citizens concerned with feeding their hungry neighbors, Harvest Hope Food Bank is a 501(c)3 non profit organization with a mission of ending local hunger through shared community involvement.

Harvest Hope today is a regional food distribution organization that collects, stores, and distributes food and related items that assist families and children throughout 20 counties in central South Carolina. From simple beginnings, Harvest Hope has grown into a regional distribution organization providing food, comfort and hope to millions of hungry individuals and families in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions of South Carolina, serving almost half the state. With over 25 years of service as a hunger relief agency, we have developed an enormous efficient distribution operation and established a successful business model that identifies and meets an increasing demand for service.

Programs, artists, dates and times subject to change.

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