South Carolina Philharmonic


April 01, 2009

SCP announces 2009/2010 Pops Series

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Philharmonic and Music Director Morihiko Nakahara are pleased to announce a series of unique pops concerts to augment the 2009/2010 Masterworks season, the formal announcement for which will come toward the end of April.

"Our aim of the three-concert series is to reach out to younger, more diverse audiences and shake up the classical music scene in Columbia," Nakahara said.

The concerts include:


Gather ’Round the Campfire

Saturday, October 17, 2009
7:30 p.m. – Koger Center for the Arts
Celebrate the arrival of fall around the campfire with Maestro Nakahara and the SCP musicians. We’ll keep the air conditioning going and the lights low in the Koger to set the mood. It’s a night of a cappella campfire songs like “Kumbaya” as the on-stage bonfire glows under the power of the musicians’ instruments. Ready for “S’more?” The SCP delivers. Bring your own graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows, and Maestro Nakahara will roast your S’mores with his baton!

The first 500 patrons through the doors get free Snuggies™ (one per ticket) courtesy of Cyberwoven.


Next Year is Here!

Saturday, January 16, 2010
7:30 p.m. – Koger Center for the Arts
We hail thee, Carolina! That familiar refrain of “wait ‘til next year” from your favorite Gamecock finally comes true, as the SCP rings in 2010. On the program is Gamecock-centric music like Richard Strauss’ electrifying Thus Spake Zarathustra (theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) and the song from which came the USC fight song: “Step to the Rear” from the musical How Now Dow Jones.


That’s What She Said!

Saturday, March 27, 2010
7:30 p.m. – Koger Center for the Arts
Scranton, Pa. comes to Columbia, so bring a date (or your mom). The music from the hit TV comedy “The Office” gets orchestrated by Columbia’s Dick Goodwin and makes a world premiere.

Don’t miss the free beets! Samples will be in the lobby at intermission.


Tickets to these concerts are $15-$35, with student and military discounts available. Purchase through Capitol Tickets at the Carolina Coliseum, by calling 803.251.2222 or online at



Jason Rapp, Communications Director
South Carolina Philharmonic
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