South Carolina Philharmonic


Bela Fleck


Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

Concert sponsored by Pat & Tom Fortson

He has more Grammy Award nominations than any artist in history, making his name synonymous with the banjo. Composition is Bela Fleck’s latest accomplishment, and he’s coming to Columbia to perform his very own banjo concerto with the S.C. Phil. 

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture

BELA FLECK The Impostor – Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra
Bela Fleck, banjo

DVORÁK Symphony No. 8

How to get tickets

  • BUY NOW! ($53, $45, $35, $27, or $23)
  • Or call 803.251.2222 or visit the Koger Center Box Office (806 Park St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday)
  • Single-concert seating and ticket pricing.
  • College rush and free child ticketing not available for premium concerts.
  • NOTE: Additional fees apply to phone and online orders.
Programs, artists, dates, and times subject to change.

Thoughts from Morihiko

“To work as a conductor with a group of talented and passionate professional musicians like the S.C. Phil, in a community of supportive and open-minded audiences like Columbia, is a true blessing. I am fortunate to have been involved in many memorable musical moments over the last five years, so I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite. Our collaboration with the incredible Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in 2010, though, is definitely hard to surpass. Following that performance, Bela told me about this new banjo concerto that he was working on for a premiere in Nashville. To continue our 50th celebration, Bela returns to the Koger to play The Impostor, his new concerto, which has been hailed as ‘a tour de force of musical intelligence, wit, and restless creativity’ with hints of blues and bluegrass.

Anticipating there will be several first time SCP listeners at this signature event, I have selected two works that will hopefully entice them for many more return visits. Berlioz’s dazzling Roman Carnival Overture is exhilarating and sure to quicken everyone’s pulse, while Dvorák’s Bohemian folk-music-inspired Symphony No. 8 with its memorable melodies, rich sonorities, and exciting climaxes is a perfection gateway to the grandeur and passion of live symphonic music.”

Going to the concert?

Music for a Cause

In 2013/2014 the SCP again partners with seven local charities to raise money and awareness of their causes. Each charity is featured at a Masterworks concert. Our partner for “Bela Fleck” is:

SCOA Cares Foundation

More information coming soon!

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