South Carolina Philharmonic


December 22, 2015

Edgar Meyer is "All About the Bass"

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Philharmonic welcomes Edgar Meyer, the world’s preeminent double bassist, to perform at its Saturday, January 9, 2016 concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts.

A performer, composer, and master collaborator, Edgar Meyer is also a five-time Grammy Award winner, the most recent coming this year, who has worked with the biggest names in classical and instrumental music: Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Bela Fleck, and more. He’s also been on stage with the biggest orchestras in the world: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul (Minn.) Chamber Orchestra, and symphonies of Detroit, Boston, Toronto and, of course, Nashville.

Meyer makes his S.C. Phil debut as Music Director Morihiko Nakahara welcomes him for All About the Bass, which features Meyer as soloist on his own Bass Concerto No. 1 and the Bottesini Bass Concerto No. 2. Edgar Meyer is sponsored by Pat & Tom Fortson.

The Masterworks Series concert also includes Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta and ends with Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague.”

Meyer joins Nakahara for a post-concert talk-back session immediately following the concert in the Koger Center auditorium, offering all ticket-holders unique insight into the evening’s program.

Tickets are $53, $45, $35, $27 and $23. 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. Student and military discounts are available. Self-parking is $5 and Southern Valet provides valet parking for $10.
Every season, since 2011, the S.C. Phil selects a group of charity partners from the Midlands to help raise awareness for their causes. Each charity is featured at one Masterworks concert during the season. The partner for this concert is EdVenture Children’s Museum.


The mission of EdVenture is to inspire children to experience the joy of learning. EdVenture is a locally-managed, not-for-profit informal educational institution dedicated to lifelong learning through its 92,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor interactive exhibit space and in its educational outreach programs and after school programs. The museum has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries, creating shared experiences and memories for families learning together. For more information about EdVenture, visit or call 803.779.3100.

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