South Carolina Philharmonic


March 13, 2012

SCP uses web event to announce 49th season

The South Carolina Philharmonic announced its seven-concert 2012/2013 Masterworks Series via the second annual “Philharmadness” Selection Monday event on

As many in the U.S. were spending significant time poring over their NCAA men’s basketball tournament brackets filled in during Sunday’s selection show, SCP Music Director Morihiko Nakahara rolled out the season during a series of selections from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday on the orchestra’s website. Nakahara selected 24 musical works to complete his season, the orchestra’s 49th.

Click here for a printable copy of the 12/13 "Be there" season! (PDF)

The “Be there” season begins with “The Killer B’s” Friday, Sept. 14 at the Koger Center. The concert, sponsored by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, features works by composers Beethoven, Borodin and Brahms, with the key work of the evening being Beethoven’s “Emperor” piano concerto, performed by the orchestra and guest piano soloist Zachary Hughes. Hughes was the 2011 winner of the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition at the Southeastern Piano Festival.

“Mozart & More” – a concert featuring two Mozart works and guest soloists Wendy Cohen, SCP principal flute, and Winifred “Winkie” Goodwin, SCP principal keyboard – follows on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Post-Election Day, the SCP invites the Midlands to come together for “Made in the U.S.A.” on Friday, Nov. 9. The concert showcases talented American composers Aaron Copland, Adam Schoenberg and William Grant Still, nicknamed the “dean of African-American composers.” The Dvorak American Suite rounds out the program. SCP principal violin II Micah Gangwer is featured guest soloist.

The orchestra’s popular, annual “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” concert follows on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. While Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, “Pastorale,” is the key work of the evening, Nakahara welcomes guest percussionist Lisa Pegher to perform with the orchestra in Veni, Veni, Emmanuel by James MacMillan. The work’s tune is the foundation for Christmas carol “O come o come Emmanuel.”

“Eternal Love” is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, offering the massive Mahler Fifth Symphony just in time for a Valentine’s Day treat. Carmen Suite, Rodion Shchedrin’s remix of Bizet’s opera Carmen, is the featured work on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

The season closes Saturday, April 20, 2013 with two giant works much loved by audiences: Ravel’s Bolero and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947 version).

Season subscriptions for the 2012/2013 Masterworks Series go on sale Monday, April 30, 2012 through SCP Audience Services at 803.254.PHIL (7445), the orchestra’s 721 Lady Street, Suite B offices or New subscribers may join at half price in the new season, with prices ranging from $43 to $260 per seat.

Single-concert ticket sales begin Monday, August 20, 2012 through Capitol Tickets.

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