American Memories

An all-American program with some crowd favorites and maybe some works new to you. Works by Florence Price, Dick Goodwin, William Grant Still, and Gershwin.

Guest Artist
Johnnie Felder, tenor



February 5, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Koger Center for the Arts Ticket Info >

Along with works by Florence Price, William Grant Still and George Gershwin, American Memories features the orchestral world premiere of Foggy Brown Sugar by Dick Goodwin, based on poetry by Dr. Frank Clark, featuring tenor Johnnie Felder.

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Program Overview


Florence Price: Concert Overture No. 2
(Based on Go Down Moses, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen)

Dick Goodwin: Foggy Brown Sugar (world premiere of the orchestral version, based on a poem by Frank Clark)

Dick Goodwin: Infant Memories

Dick Goodwin: Partial Absence – Full Forgiveness
Johnnie Felder, tenor

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony

Gershwin: An American in Paris



The Koger Center for the Arts is located in downtown Columbia at the corner of Assembly and Greene Streets, 1051 Greene Street.

Parking is available at the Discovery Garage behind the facility and usually costs around $10. Accessible parking is located on Park Street.

Additional garages and street parking are located at least one block away, which is a further walk to the theater but may help you avoid the pre-concert rush. View a parking map.

Valet Parking
Valet parking is offered at all Masterworks concerts. The drop off location is in front of the USC School of Music off College Street.

By Soda Cap Connector
The free Soda Cap Connector by the Comet (Route 1) has added a stop on College Street beside Koger Center! You can take the bus to and from the concert for free and avoid the hassle of parking all together! Comet map.

Thanks to Our Sponsors


Concert Sponsors 
Berkshire Hathaway & Carolina Gas Transmission

Guest Artist Sponsor 
Johnnie Felder sponsored by Truist

Notes for Notes Sponsors
Florence Price:  Concert Overture No. 2 | Sponsored by Dr. Jane LaRoche
Dick Goodwin:  Songs for Tenor & Orchestra | Sponsored by Marcia Stine
William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony | Sponsored by Kate & Ray Craig
Gershwin:  An American in Paris | Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Harold Friedman

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