Beethoven & Blue Jeans

Break out your blue jeans and join us in our annual casual celebration of Beethoven.

Guest Artist
Rachel Lee Priday, violin


January 15, 2022
7:30 PM
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This is a concert you won't want to miss! The audience and musicians are encouraged to wear your favorite pair of blue jeans for a comfortable experience with world-class music. The concert opens with a contemporary piece by Carlos Simon. Guest artist Rachel Lee Priday is the featured soloist for Barber's Violin Concerto followed by Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

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Program Overview


Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers

Barber: Violin Concerto, op. 14; Rachel Lee Priday, violin

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major



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
Bourbon Columbia, Baker & Baker Foundation & Dominion Energy

Notes for Notes Sponsors
Carlos Simon:  Fate Now Conquers | Sponsored by David & Doni Jordan
Barber: Violin Concerto, op. 14 | Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Harold Friedman
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major | Sponsored by Mary Ann & Doug Barnum

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Other Ways to Purchase


There are other ways to purchase single concert tickets through the Koger Center Box Office.

By Phone

  • Charge by phone at 803.251.2222.
  • Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa accepted.
  • Additional charges applicable.
  • Single tickets are not available through the SC Philharmonic office.

In-Person at the Koger Center

  • Located at 806 Park St., Columbia SC 29201
  • Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Accept cash, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • No additional fees for in-person purchases.

Concert Night

  • Purchase any remaining tickets at the Koger Center ticket kiosk on concert night starting one hour before each concert.

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