South Carolina Philharmonic


October 19, 2015

Make-up concert scheduled for Dec. 8

19 October 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Philharmonic is dedicating its Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 make-up concert to the City of Columbia, Richland County, and first responders who protected Columbia during the catastrophic flood.

A Concert for Columbia takes place Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 with a 7:30 p.m. start at the Koger Center for the Arts. It replaces Northern Lights, the 2015/2016 Masterworks Series opener postponed Friday, Oct. 9 in the flooding aftermath.

Music Director Morihiko Nakahara will present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – the prolific “Choral” symphony. Vocal soloists and an assembled choir will join the orchestra for the performance, and the audience will receive music and be invited to sing along during the triumphant, uplifting “Ode to Joy” finale.

The S.C. Philharmonic is donating $1 from every ticket sold for the concert to the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s S.C. Flood Relief Fund. First responders employed by the City of Columbia, Richland County, state law enforcement agencies, and the S.C. National Guard who assisted with public safety efforts during and after the flood are eligible for a free ticket to A Concert for Columbia. Their family members will receive half-price admission.

Tickets purchased for Northern Lights will be honored at the rescheduled concert. Patrons unable to use theirs may exchange them for a different Masterworks Series concert through the Koger Center Box Office or return them to the S.C. Phil as a tax-deductible donation. Call 803.254.PHIL (7445) with any questions.

Tickets for A Concert for Columbia are available at noon Monday, Oct. 19. Purchase 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. Student and military discounts are available.


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