South Carolina Philharmonic


February 04, 2013

Carnegie Hall program excites 6,000 children about SCP

The South Carolina Philharmonic will play with some unique guest artists when more than 7,000 guests visit the Koger Center Feb. 19 & 20 to play recorder and sing along with the orchestra.

A continuing partnership with Carnegie Hall’s innovative Link Up program lets the SCP present “The Orchestra Sings” in South Carolina on Feb. 19 and 20, at 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. both days. Three of the concerts are sold out. Only limited seating for the Tuesday, Feb. 19 11:15 a.m. performance remains. Reservations may be made through SCP Audience Services by calling 803.254.PHIL (7445).

Link Up provides participating teachers a comprehensive curriculum guide with lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder, and composing and improvising music. After going through the lessons, students are rewarded with an interactive concert by – and with – the SCP as they play their soprano recorders and sing along with the entire SCP, led by SCP Music Director Morihiko Nakahara, host Kendrick Marrion (right), and guest soloists.

The multimedia events include a video and slide presentation throughout the performances, which present rare opportunities for unique video and still photography that otherwise cannot be obtained in the area. 

More than 7,000 students from around the state – including five Midlands school districts, Ft. Jackson, private and home schools, area special needs programs, and even senior care programs – are participating in Link Up this season. 

The SCP’s 2012/2013 education sponsors are BlueCross BlueShield of S.C., Colonial Life, First Citizens Bank, Pat & Tom Fortson, the Pierrine & Hootie Johnson Fund of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, Rick Palyok, Jean & John Popp, the Symphony League, and Woman’s Club of Columbia.
Media Contact:
Jason Rapp, Communications Director
(P) 803.771.7937   (F) 803.771.0268
Check the SCP Press Box for guest artist photos and more! 

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