South Carolina Philharmonic


March 28, 2011

Barber work to honor earthquake, tsunami victims

The SCP will memorialize the victims – and honor the survivors – of the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan during the Saturday, April 2 Masterworks concert at the Koger Center.

Music Director Morihiko Nakahara, a Japanese citizen, is adding the Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings to the beginning of the 7:30 p.m. concert, “The Real Virtuosi of the SC Phil.”

Monetary donations to benefit survivors will be taken in the Koger Center lobby. All donations will go to a relief fund established locally through the American Red Cross by Columbia resident and Dreher High School student Alix Takayama-Tuel.

The fundraising efforts for the American Red Cross will not affect “Orchestras Feeding America,” an annual, previously scheduled national food drive held locally by the SCP to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. The SCP is encouraging its guests to participate by bringing non-perishable, unopened food items to donate to Harvest Hope, which is setting up a collection site in the Koger Center lobby before and during the concert. Donating ticketholders will receive an appreciation voucher redeemable for half-price admission to a future SCP concert.

Suggested items for donation are canned fruits, vegetables or meats; peanut butter; macaroni and cheese; tuna; beans; canned soups; pastas or cereals.

Details about the concert and “Orchestras Feeding America” can be found by clicking here.


Jason Rapp, Communications Director
South Carolina Philharmonic
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