South Carolina Philharmonic


Beethoven & Blue Jeans


Masterworks 5
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts

Sponsored by Dr. Mary Baskin Waters
& Mr. Samuel C. Waters

Beethoven’s towering masterpiece — the Eroica Symphony — is the featured work. But the annual favorite, celebrated for breaking tradition, does it again by first exploring concertos for... the piccolo and bandoneon.

MOZART  Overture to Cosi fan tutte (Video)

VIVALDI  Piccolo Concerto (Video)
Jeana Melilli, piccolo

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA  Bandoneon Concerto
Emmanuel Trifilio, bandoneon

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” (Video)

Get tickets

  • Individual-concert tickets are $47, $39, $31, $23, or $17. Click to see pricing and a seat map.
  • Call 803.251.2222, or visit the Koger Center Box Office (806 Park St.) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F.
  • Discounts available for students and active-duty and retired members of U.S. Armed Forces (phone or in-person orders only).
  • College Rush: college students (with valid ID) can get $5 tickets in the grand tier or balcony (based on availability) from 7 p.m. at the door.
NOTE: Additional fees apply to phone and online orders.
Concert programs, artists, dates, and times subject to change.

Going to the concert?

Music for a Cause

Every season, since 2011, the S.C. Phil selects a group of charity partners from the Midlands to help raise awareness for their causes. Each charity is featured at one Masterworks concert during the season. Tonight’s partner is:

Harvest Hope Food Bank

In conjunction with 2017 Orchestras Feeding America national food drive

The League of American Orchestras first joined forces with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, in 2009. More than 215 orchestras in all 50 states participated in an unprecedented, coordinated effort by collecting and donating food to their local food assistance agency or food bank within Feeding America’s network of more than 200 food banks and 63,000 agencies – represented locally by Harvest Hope. Since then, 450 League member orchestras have participated in the annual effort.

The S.C. Phil – a participant in all eight OFA drives – encourages patrons to take non-perishable, unopened food items for a Harvest Hope collection site in the Koger Center lobby at the concert. Donors of cash or non-perishable goods receive a $10 appreciation voucher that can be applied to 2017/2018 Masterworks Series season subscriptions or individual-concert tickets.

Suggested items for donation are canned fruits, vegetables or meats; peanut butter; macaroni and cheese; tuna; beans; canned soups; pastas or cereals. Items in glass jars or bottles, dented items, perishable or homemade foods and non-food items will not be accepted. 
The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

Harvest Hope began in 1981 as the result of a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community who set out to provide for the hungry in Columbia. Since then Harvest Hope has increased its mission to feed the hungry across 20 counties of South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributed over 28 million pounds of food last year and fed approximately 38,000 people a week.

From our simple beginnings, Harvest Hope has continued to increase the scope of its operations and now provides food, comfort and hope to hungry individuals and families in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions of South Carolina. Learn more at

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