South Carolina Philharmonic


Masterworks 7 - "Fantastique" Finale


Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts
The SC Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Naomi Causby & Micah McLaurin,
2010 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition Winners


Holst - The Planets                            
Mars, the Bringer of War
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Side-by-side with the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3, mvt. III
Naomi Causby, 2010 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition Winner, piano

Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2, mvt. I
Micah McLaurin, 2010 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition Winner, piano

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique              

The spotlight shines on the future as talented youth join us on stage for the final concert of the season.

Teen talents Naomi Causby and Micah McLaurin, winners of the 2010 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition at the Southeastern Piano Festival, bring the keyboard to life with movements from Prokofiev and Chopin concertos after a rousing treat: the SCP Youth Orchestra joins Maestro Nakahara and the full SCP side-by-side for “Mars” and “Jupiter” from Holst’s famed The Planets.

The evening – and season – faces a dramatic close with the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.

Thoughts from Morihiko:

“Love at first sight. Or is it just youthful infatuation?  (Well, probably the latter, since he saw her on stage but she doesn’t even know who he is.) Jealous rage. Hallucinatory dreams witnessing his own execution and sorcery out of control. The plot for the latest Twilight film? No, it is the programme of Hector Berlioz’s somewhat autobiographical Symphonie Fantastique. Of course, the scandalous premise alone cannot guarantee that work of art to be immortalized among the best. Thankfully, Berlioz gave us one of the brilliantly orchestrated, effectively constructed and most dramatic pieces ever written for orchestra – a perfect close to our magnificent season. We will celebrate youth by combining forces with the talented and dedicated musicians of the SCP Youth Orchestra and by collaborating with the first prize winner of this year’s Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition, founded by our own Symphony League, for pre-college students.”

Tickets on sale now: $44, $36, $26, $16 or $12. Student and military discounts available.
All tickets subject to $1 Koger Restoration Fee.
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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:

Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Established in 1989 to serve Richland and Lexington Counties, the mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification.  Each year, thousands of Midlands residents volunteer to support this mission, including more than 200 groups regularly removing litter on area roads and waterways, schools and businesses coming together to implement recycling programs, and communities pursuing beautification projects. 

Programs, artists, dates and times subject to change.

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