South Carolina Philharmonic

The Symphony League

The Symphony League is an organization of around 200 men and women who volunteer many hours to support the South Carolina Philharmonic and music education and appreciation in the Midlands. The League is a sponsor of the Masterworks Series at the platinum level and also supports Link Up Concerts, the Youth Orchestras, post-concert receptions, the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition as a part of the Southeastern Piano Festival and "Parties with a Purpose" (more information below) held throughout the year and other special fundraising events.

Mission Statement

To foster, promote, and increase musical knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts in the community and to cooperate with and support the S.C. Philharmonic.

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Join, and Make A Difference

We invite you to join the Symphony League and to share in the work of the organization. No musical knowledge is necessary - just a desire to promote and support one of our region’s most important cultural resources: the South Carolina Philharmonic under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara. 

When you join, you will become a valued partner in helping the S.C. Philharmonic maintain its legacy of musical excellence, community outreach, and education.


  • Individual: $55
  • Family: $75 (includes spouse/partner and children)
  • Supporting: $100 (if you wish to provide extra financial support)
  • LIFE: $1,000 (plus $25 annually for printing and mailing expenses)

Next Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017, 10 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
1100 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29201 (Sumter and Gervais)
Co-hostesses: Patsy DeBorde, Beth Helman, Mary Ann Straka

Parties with a Purpose

The Symphony League has a full slate of festive, fun events with a variety of seasonal themes in a variety of locations - all with the goal of supporting the S.C. Phil!

Next event

Come to the Cabaret!
  • M Grille / 530 Lady St.
  • Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $60/person. Limited to 75 guests!
"What good is sitting, alone in your room? Come hear the music play! Life is a cabaret, Old chum! Come to the Cabaret!"

Mayor Tony Scully and Joy Claussen will be our guest entertainers. Join us for delicious appetizers, wine, hospitality, and entertainment by former New York and California actors who now call Camden home. The well known Larry Hembree will be Master of Ceremonies. So, Come to the Cabaret!

The 2016/2017 Symphony League Executive Committee:

  • Cheryl & Boyd Black, Co-Presidents
  • Jennifer Savitz, First Vice President
  • Jean Cook, Recording Secretary
  • Nancy Epting, Corresponding Secretary (endowment)
  • Ann Britton, Treasurer