South Carolina Philharmonic


September 04, 2008

Nakahara begins first Philharmonic season with 'Fire & Ice'

COLUMBIA, S.C. – New Music Director Morihiko Nakahara presents ‘Fire & Ice’ to open his first season with the South Carolina Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Sept. 20 at the Koger Center.

Nakahara takes to the podium to begin his tenure and the orchestra’s 45th season with a Master Series concert he views as a “tapas-style dinner” consisting of six works that offer something for everyone, four of which the SCP has never performed.

Violinist Lindsay Deutsch makes her SCP debut and performs two works, both Columbia firsts: “Chaconne” from John Corigliano’s The Red Violin and “Meditation” from Thaïs by Massenet. Deutsch made her solo debut at just 11 and has appeared recently with the Colorado Symphony and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She has even performed John Williams’ Schindler’s List theme at a gala honoring the composer. Deutsch appears in place of Caitlin Tully, who sustained an injury that prevented her from performing in this concert.

The concert opens with the Idomeneo Overture by Mozart. After the intermission, the orchestra resumes with the Columbia debuts of Danzón No. 2, a work popular in composer Arturo Márquez’s native Mexico, and Japanese composer Akira Ikufube’s Ballata Sinfonica. Ikufube is known for being the composer of the Godzilla movie soundtracks.

The cap on the evening is Dvorák’s Carnival Overture, last performed by the SCP in 1969.

Nakahara presents Classical Conversations at 6:50 p.m. in the Koger Center Large Rehearsal Room, offering ticket holders his unique insight into the evening’s program.

Available online at or by phone at 803.251.2222, tickets are $42, $34, $24, $16 and $12. Southern Valet provides valet parking for just $6.


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

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