September 27, 2012
Phil readies for Mozart-centric evening
The music of Mozart makes for a classic fall evening at the South Carolina Philharmonic’s “Mozart & More” Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center.
Music Director Morihiko Nakahara presents solo performances by two of the SCP’s own principal musicians to highlight the evening, which focuses on Mozart – both his music and some inspired by his work.
The orchestra begins the evening with the composer’s Overture to Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). The recognizable audience favorite sets up perfectly the composer Jean Francaix’s medley of melodies from The Magic Flute in his Hommage à l’ami Papageno. The work is written for wind octet and solo piano, the latter played by SCP Principal Keyboard Winifred (“Winkie”) Goodwin (left), a mainstay of Columbia’s instrumental music community.
After so much focus on The Magic Flute, Nakahara and the orchestra let you hear one as SCP Principal Flute Wendy Cohen (right) plays the Ibert Flute Concerto to round out the concert’s first half. Cohen’s solo performance is sponsored by PHT Services, Ltd.
The orchestra returns to Mozart after intermission to close the evening with his 40th Symphony. Considered his most famous symphony, it’s arguably his darkest, a perfect way to end the evening with Halloween approaching.
Nakahara presents the popular pre-concert lecture series Classical Conversations at 6:30 p.m. in the Koger Center auditorium, offering unique insight into the evening’s program free to all ticket-holders.
Available online at www.capitoltickets.com, by phone at 803.251.2222 or at the new Koger Center Box Office at Park and Greene streets, tickets are $47, $39, $29, $21 and $17. Student and military discounts are available. Self-parking is $5 and Southern Valet provides valet parking for $10.
Music for a Cause
Returning for its third season, the SCP’s “Music for a Cause” initiative allows the SCP to help a diverse group of seven fellow non-profit organizations raise money and awareness for their causes. The partner for the Oct. 13th concert is Rolling Readers.
About Rolling Readers
Rolling Readers of the Midlands is a non-profit organization that encourages a love of reading among children through our read aloud program, book give-aways, and tutoring. They focus resources on those who need them most. The majority of those served are low-income and underserved youth in Title One schools, shelters, after-school programs, and child development centers. During the 2011-2012 school year, Rolling Readers served over 6,000 students through the work of over 250 volunteers.
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