South Carolina Philharmonic


January 21, 2016

S.C. Phil to explore classical music’s jazzy side

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Orchestral music takes more forms than often realized, and the South Carolina Philharmonic will explore its jazzy side in All That Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Koger Center.

Clarinetist Joseph Eller and pianist Phillip Bush join Music Director Morihiko Nakahara for music with jazz or blues roots, including a contemporary work by composer and Columbia native Andy Akiho. All That Jazz is sponsored by SCE&G.

Eller, S.C. Phil principal clarinet and professor of clarinet at the USC School of Music, will perform two works: legendary clarinet player Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet and Promenade (Walking the Dog) by George Gershwin, from the movie Shall We Dance starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. He is sponsored by Kit & Joel Smith.

Bush, a piano and chamber music professor also at the USC School of Music, will perform the Ravel Piano Concerto and return to close the evening with Gershwin’s famed Rhapsody in Blue. He is sponsored by David C. McQuillan, in memory of Mary Helen Skeels McQuillan.

The S.C. Phil is happy to also feature Tarnished Mirrors by Andy Akiho, a Columbia native and USC alumnus who composes rhythmic works centered on percussion instruments. Hugo Montenegro’s Fanfare for the New rounds out the program.

Nakahara’s popular pre-concert lecture series continues 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 $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 Special Olympics of South Carolina.

About Special Olympics of South Carolina

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Learn more at

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