Beethoven & Blue Jeans


Guest Artist
Andrew Armstrong, piano



January 13, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Koger Center for the Arts Ticket Info >

Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway/Carolina Gas Transmission and in part by Dr. Gail Morrison.
Andrew Armstrong sponsored by Dr. Gail Morrison. 

It’s that time of year again, where the SC Phil and the audience adorn their favorite Tennessee tuxedos and dapper denim to enjoy a casual evening of classical music at the Koger Center with BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANS! This year, guest pianist Andrew Armstrong joins the SC Phil to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5. Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, Armstrong has delighted audiences across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States, including performances at New York’s major stages including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., London’s Wigmore Hall, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Rudolfinum in Prague and Warsaw’s National Philharmonic.



Program Overview

Louise Farrenc: Overture No. 1 in E minor, op. 23   

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb Major, op. 73, “Emperor”
Featuring Andrew Armstrong, piano

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 73



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 building (usually around $10), accessible off 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.

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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.
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  • Additional charges applicable.
  • Single tickets are not available through the SC Philharmonic office.

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  • Located at 806 Park St., Columbia SC 29201
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  • 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.