SC Philharmonic 2016-2017 Masterworks Season

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Russian Fireworks
9/9/2016
Masterworks 1
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts
Sayaka Shoji dazzled in March’s performance of Mendelssohn – now she’s back to provide the fireworks in an all-Russian composers program to open the season.
SHOSTAKOVICH  Festive Overture
With members of “Fort Jackson’s Own” 282nd Army Band
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
Sayaka Shoji, violin
PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

 

Oktoberfest!
10/15/2016
Masterworks 2
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts
German/Lutheran musical traditions abound: Weber’s German Romantic overture; contrasting choral works, serious Brahms and joyous Beethoven; and Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony (“A Mighty Fortress” and “Dresden Amen”) blends the two.
WEBER  Overture to Der Freischütz
BRAHMS  Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Columbia Choral Society; Dr. Elizabeth M. Mears, Music Director
BEETHOVEN  Choral Fantasy
Joseph Rackers, piano
Columbia Choral Society; Dr. Elizabeth M. Mears, Music Director
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

 

American Originals
11/12/2016
Masterworks 3
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts
Premium Concert
Legendary American classical music stars bookend a self-proclaimed Impostor earning his stripes in the genre, returning to premiere his second banjo concerto commissioned in part by the S.C. Phil.
BERNSTEIN  Overture to Candide
BELA FLECK  Juno Concerto (2016)
Bela Fleck, banjo
COPLAND  Symphony No. 3

 

Up Close and Personal
2/4/2017
Masterworks 4
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts
Premium Concert
Multiple cameras project the live concert on screens flanking the stage, taking you “Up Close and Personal” with exceptional young pianists, the orchestra, and Morihiko. Every seat is the best seat in the house.
LISZT  Piano Concerto
Derek Chung, piano
Winner of the 2015 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition
GRIEG  Piano Concerto
Elisabeth Tsai, piano
Winner of the 2014 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition
SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 1

 

Beethoven & Blue Jeans
3/11/2017
Masterworks 5
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts
A favorite for breaking tradition, this version of the annual concert does it again, highlighting the piccolo and bandoneon. Beethoven steps in at the end, restoring order before things get out of hand.
MOZART  Overture to Cosi fan tutte
VIVALDI  Piccolo Concerto
Jeana Melilli, piccolo
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA  Bandoneon Concerto
Emmanuel Trifilio, bandoneon
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

 

Certified Organic
4/22/2017
Masterworks 6
7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts
Nationally-renowned Columbia native Andy Akiho performs a striking piece of his own creation commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, and Respighi and Saint-Saens lend majestic music suitable for a soaring season finale.
RESPIGHI  Fountains of Rome
ANDY AKIHO  Beneath Lighted Coffers
Andy Akiho, steel pan/composer
SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3, “Organ”