South Carolina Philharmonic


November 28, 2016

Star Wars music to set scene for 2017 total eclipse

28 November 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A matinee concert of Star Wars saga music with Jedi conductor Morihiko Nakahara and the South Carolina Philharmonic on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 will set the scene for total eclipse darkness in Columbia.

Star Wars Musiclipse is a family-friendly concert to be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts, the day before the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun that Columbia is uniquely situated to see – the largest metropolitan area experiencing “totality” on the U.S. East Coast. Three days of events are planned in Columbia leading up to the eclipse, and Star Wars Musiclipse is a special production presented as one of the signature events of Total Eclipse Weekend (

The concert program will draw from the entire saga of movies beginning with The Phantom Menace, through the iconic music of the original trilogy, and up to 2015’s The Force Awakens. Patrons attending Star Wars Musiclipse are encouraged to wear Star Wars related costumes. Special lighting effects and unique lobby displays are planned as well.

Star Wars Musiclipse ticket sales begin Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 for $35, $25, and $15. They will be available online at, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone at 803.251.2222 or at the Koger Center Box Office at Park and Greene streets. Student and military discounts will be available.

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Jason Rapp, Communications Director
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Promo photos and art available via the S.C. Phil Press Box.

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