Wolfgang & Wine


Guest Artist
Kenneth Turner, horn and Chorus and vocal soloists



March 23, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Koger Center for the Arts Ticket Info >

Sponsored by Pat & Tom Fortson and Terminix

Wolfgang & Wine returns to the Koger Center! Join us for a pre-concert wine tasting event, and then prepare for an unforgettable evening of music with the SC Phil as over 180 musicians perform Mozart’s final composition: Requiem. The concert opens with a contemporary work by Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz, whose music is performed by prestigious ensembles around the world. La Calaca was inspired by the variety of traditions that shape the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. Principal Horn Ken Turner comes to the front of the orchestra to perform Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1.

Finally, audiences will experience the power and grandeur of Mozart’s Requiem. After his death, Mozart’s widow Constanze claimed that throughout the composer’s last painful days he believed he was writing the Requiem for his own funeral. He was. Even though it had to be completed by his contemporaries, the circumstances of the composition, united with Mozart’s genius, renders it an unconventional work that has the drama and humanity of Mozart’s stage masterpieces. His operas wrestle with the splendor and complexity of being alive in the same way his Requiem grapples with the mystery of death. Composed by a man on the edge of consciousness, Mozart willed his last creation into life with his final breaths.

The SC Philharmonic will be joined by esteemed vocalists Serena Hill LaRoche (Soprano), Rachel Calloway (Mezzo-Soprano), Dominic Armstrong (Tenor), Craig Philip Price (Bass-Baritone) and 140 vocalists from the Columbia Choral Society and The Masterworks Choir from Florence, SC.



Program Overview

Gabriela Ortiz: La Calaca 

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major, op. 11
Featuring Kenneth Turner, horn

Wolfgang A. Mozart: Requiem, K. 626
Featuring the Columbia Choral Society and the Masterworks Choir 
Featuring soloists Serena Hill LaRoche (Soprano), Rachel Calloway (Mezzo-Soprano), Dominic Armstrong (Tenor), Craig Philip Price (Bass-Baritone)

Notes for Notes: Sponsored by Marcia Stine




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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