A SYMPHONIC ADVENTURE INTO THE WILD WEST
Holly Mulcahy, violin and George S. Clinton, visiting composer
Sponsored by Pat & Tom Fortson, Terminix with additional funding from soulHAUS
The SC Philharmonic saddles up and heads to the Wild West for the opening of its 59th Season. THE ROSE OF SONORA is a violin concerto in five scenes. Created by film composer George S. Clinton (Mortal Kombat, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) for violinist Holly Mulcahy, this work invites the audience to take narrative prompts for each movement (which will be narrated by Clinton himself!) and imagine the story of outlaws Rose and Jed in the Sonora desert.
Both Clinton and Mulcahy will be coming to Columbia for this event, and concert-goers can meet these artists during our special western-themed pre-concert event. In addition to the SC premiere of this thrilling contemporary work, audiences will also enjoy western-inspired works from John Williams, Wang Jie and Ferde Grofé.
John Williams: The Cowboys Overture
George S. Clinton: The Rose of Sonora
Featuring Holly Mulcahy, violin
Wang Jie: Symphonic Overture “America the Beautiful”
Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
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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