South Carolina Philharmonic


October 25, 2013

SCP presents "state-of-the-Moz-art" concert

A fresh-faced piano star helps the South Carolina Philharmonic showcase Mozart’s beyond-his-years work during Youth Movement, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9th at the Koger Center.

Dong Yeon Kim (right) won the 2012 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition at USC’s Southeastern Piano Festival as a rising high-school senior. Now a freshman at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute, he returns to dazzle a Columbia audience again, this time performing Mozart’s 21st Piano Concerto. David C. McQuillan, in memory of wife Barbara Glatz McQuillan, is sponsoring Kim’s appearance.

In sticking with concert’s twin themes, Music Director Morihiko Nakahara highlights other works by the youthful composer Mozart: the Serenade No. 12 – performed by a wind ensemble sans conductor! – and his 39th Symphony. Schnittke’s playful strings piece Moz-Art a la Haydn rounds out the concert program.

Youth Movement is sponsored by Marcia & John Stine.

Nakahara presents the popular pre-concert lecture series Classical Conversations at 6:30 p.m. in the Koger Center auditorium, offering unique insight into the evening’s program free to all ticket-holders.

Tickets are $47, $39, $29, $21 or $17. They are available online 24-hours a day at, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone at 803.251.2222 or at the Koger Center Box Office at Park and Greene streets. New in 2013/2014, children 17 and under are free to this standard Masterworks concert, with a paying adult. College student and military discounts are available. Self-parking is $5 and Southern Valet provides valet parking for $10.

Returning for its fourth season, the SCP’s “Music for a Cause” initiative allows the SCP to help a diverse group of seven fellow non-profit organizations raise money and awareness for their causes. The partner for the Nov. 9 concert is The Cooperative Ministry.

The Cooperative Ministry’s mission is to increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.

Founded in 1982 by five congregations in downtown Columbia, The Cooperative Ministry’s goal was to establish a collaborative method of administering assistance to those in need, while also preventing duplication of services. Since then TCM has grown to encompass congregations of all faiths, over 120 partnering agencies, and countless civic and social organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals. We believe in the honor of all work, we show individuals the respect they deserve.

Pronunciation guide:
Yeon: Yon
Schnittke: SHNIT-ka
Haydn: HI-den

Photo credit: Zoe Ingram

Media Contact

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2013/2014 guest artist photos and bios are available via the SCP Press Box.

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