South Carolina Philharmonic


August 05, 2014

S.C. Phil season includes new pops series, more

The Midlands’ only professional orchestra is giving the region at least 15 opportunities to enjoy live, symphonic music starting in October when the South Carolina Philharmonic launches its 2014/2015 season.

A new, POPS CONCERT SERIES at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College gives the season its official start Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The S.C. Phil is presented in a three-concert series that includes: 
  • Beloved Broadway (Oct. 4, 2014; 7:30 p.m.),
  • Winter Wonderland (Dec. 14, 2014; 3:30 p.m.),
  • and At the Movies (April 11, 2015; 7:30 p.m.). 
Pops series tickets are being sold by Harbison Theatre: 803.407.5111 or

The S.C. Phil’s signature MASTERWORKS SERIES begins Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Koger Center. Music Director Morihiko Nakahara gives a perennial audience-favorite concert an autumn twist in Beethoven & Blue Jeans: Oktoberfest! The all-Beethoven program starts at 7:30 p.m., but a pre-concert “Oktoberfest” with beer by local brewer River Rat Brewery and German food gives the evening a festive start at 5:30 p.m. The Masterworks Series includes:
  • Beethoven & Blue Jeans: Oktoberfest! (Oct. 11, 2014; 7:30 p.m.)
  • Marina Plays Tchaikovsky (Nov. 15, 2014; 7:30 p.m.; Premium Concert)
  • Going for Baroque (Jan. 10, 2015; 7:30 p.m.)
  • The Planets (Feb. 7, 2015; 7:30 p.m.; Premium Concert)
  • From the New World (March 14, 2015; 7:30 p.m.)
  • Bohemian Rhapsodies (April 18, 2015)
Masterworks Series subscriptions start at $82 for six concerts and are on sale through S.C. Phil Audience Services (803.254.7445 or online here). Individual-concert ticket sales begin Monday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. through the Koger Center Box Office (803.251.2222 or Standard concert prices range from $17 to $47, and premium concert prices from $23 to $53.

Interactive EDUCATIONAL CONCERTS return as the S.C. Phil and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute continue to partner for the innovative Link Up program. The orchestra presents The Orchestra Rocks, which offers an interactive music education curriculum that culminates with concerts at 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 10-11, 2015 at the Koger Center. The program is open to K-5 public, private, and home school groups. More information is available online here or by calling 803.771.7937.

The S.C. PHIL YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, SPONSORED BY RICHLAND COUNTY, round out the season’s concert offerings. The program’s three ensembles provide intensive training for students from elementary through high school. This is an audition season for three finalists seeking to become the next conductor of the top ensemble, the Youth Orchestra, and leader of the program. Each finalist conducts the Youth Orchestra at a concert this season, and a winner is to be chosen next spring. The three concerts are at the Koger Center:
  • Nov. 16, 2014 with Patrick R. O’Conner (3:30 p.m.)
  • Feb. 8, 2015 with Dr. Kimberly Williams (3:30 p.m.)
  • May 3, 2015 with Neil Casey, Jr. (3:30 p.m.)
Youth Orchestras concert tickets are available in the Koger Center lobby an hour before the events. Adult tickets are $10 and child/student tickets are $5. 

Media Contact

Jason Rapp, Communications Director (email)
721 Lady Street, Suite B, Columbia, SC 29201
(P) 803.771.7937   (F) 803.771.0268

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