South Carolina Philharmonic


December 14, 2016

S.C. Phil creates Advisory Council, names chair

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Philharmonic Board of Directors voted to create an advisory council to be comprised of area leaders willing to serve as ambassadors for the orchestra in the community.

Leaders of diverse demographic backgrounds and in multiple disciplines – government, education, business, religion, and philanthropy – are to be sought and used to connect the S.C. Phil with a broader segment of the community. Invitations to join the council will start being issued at the beginning of 2017. There is no limit set on how many members the council can have.

Arnold N. Breman, a retired Columbia newcomer with 50 years of experience in the arts, was voted as the advisory council’s first chairman. Breman’s experience includes executive and artistic directorships, including with the Joffrey Ballet in New York City and Chicago, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Fla. In 1992 he served as president of the International Society of the Performing Arts. His 2007 book, Laughter in the Wings, shares humorous anecdotes from experiences with superstar performers with whom he has worked.

Regan Voit

President, S.C. Philharmonic Board of Directors
“We believe the work of the advisory council will, over time, result in new services aligned to support the community’s needs. We are hopeful it can also bring increased diversity in our orchestra and on its board, further our impact on economic development in the community, and increase attendance and sustainable funding.”

About the S.C. Philharmonic

The South Carolina Philharmonic entertains, educates, enriches, and excites diverse audiences through live symphonic music. As the Midlands’ only professional orchestra, the S.C. Phil is a non-profit, 501c3 that has served the community’s needs for cultural development, education, and entertainment since 1964. The introduction of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara in 2008/2009 ushered in a new era of artistic excellence that has allowed the orchestra to move forward and become the Midlands’ pre-eminent performing arts organization. The S.C. Phil believes exposure to the arts is an essential element that helps people realize their full potential, connect to others in the community, and be introduced to new cultural experiences. The S.C. Phil’s vision is to see lives changed through the transformative power of music and has established education and outreach programs designed specifically to engage and educate diverse groups throughout the Midlands.

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