South Carolina Philharmonic


"The South Carolina Philharmonic entertains, educates, enriches and excites diverse audiences through live symphonic music."

An independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the South Carolina Philharmonic performs and promotes high-quality, professional symphonic music, serving the community’s needs for cultural development and education, entertainment and tourism since 1964. The introduction of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara in 2008/2009 ushered in a New Era of Artistic Excellence that is allowing the orchestra to move forward and become the Midlands pre-eminent performing arts group.

Use the links at right to learn our history, find out who serves on our board of directors and staff, who our generous sponsors and loyal supporters are, and more. You might also wish to view our "moment in time" snapshot of the S.C. Phil at 50, which follows Morihiko through a "normal" day of concert prep, from beginning to end. Philharmonic leadership and musicians discuss the orchestra's place in the Midlands and how, after 50 seasons, it's as relevant as ever in the community. Produced by iSite Multimedia and the S.C. Phil.

Contact Information

South Carolina Philharmonic
500 Taylor Street
Suite 300
Columbia SC 29201
(In Columbia's historic Vista. Click here to view on a map.)

(phone) 803.771.7937
(fax) 803.771.0268

Audience Services: 803.254.PHIL (7445)
Single-concert tickets: 803.251.2222 or