July 11, 2017
‘Conduct the Phil’ at Richland Library Learn Freely Fest
COLUMBIA, S.C. – A host of new experiences await visitors to Richland Library this Saturday, July 15 and, thanks to the South Carolina Philharmonic, conducting a professional orchestra is one of them.
“Conduct the Phil” begins a new season at “Learn Freely Fest 2017,” a program at Richland Library’s Main location (1431 Assembly St., Columbia) from 11 a.m. to noon. The interactive concert allows anybody willing the chance to see whether previous “air conducting” experience equipped them to pick up a baton and do the real thing. The assembled players will respond to tempo changes and cues from aspiring conductors of all ages, all to the delight of onlookers.
Now in its third season, “Conduct the Phil” is again possible thanks to a Central Carolina Community Foundation “Connected Communities” grant, which enables the S.C. Phil to engage music lovers from diverse communities across the Midlands.
About the S.C. Philharmonic
The South Carolina Philharmonic entertains, educates, enriches, and excites diverse audiences through live symphonic music. As the Midlands’ only professional orchestra, the S.C. Phil is a non-profit, 501c3 that has served the community’s needs for cultural development, education, and entertainment since 1964. The introduction of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara in 2008/2009 ushered in a new era of artistic excellence that has allowed the orchestra to move forward and become the Midlands’ pre-eminent performing arts organization. The S.C. Phil believes exposure to the arts is an essential element that helps people realize their full potential, connect to others in the community, and be introduced to new cultural experiences. The S.C. Phil’s vision is to see lives changed through the transformative power of music and has established education and outreach programs designed specifically to engage and educate diverse groups throughout the Midlands.
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