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Koger Center for the Arts

SC Philharmonic • The Art of Symphony


SC Philharmonic • The Art of Symphony
Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.


Masterworks 6 



Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 7:30 PM 

Sterling Elliott, violoncello 


Karen Tanaka: Rose Absolute 

Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47 

The SC Philharmonic closes the 59th Season with an inspiring interdisciplinary integration of classical music and visual art. Responding to the works and movements presented on this program, South Carolina visual artists will create new pieces to express their reactions.  These new creations will be projected over the orchestra during the performance, providing audiences with a distinctive artistic experience. The SC Phil also welcomes guest cellist Sterling Elliot to perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Acclaimed for his stellar stage presence and joyous musicianship, cellist Sterling Elliott is a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and the winner of the Senior Division of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition. Already in his young career, he has appeared with such major orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, and the Dallas Symphony. In addition to the Tchaikivsky, audiences will delight in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Rose Absolute, a contemporary work by Japanese composer Karen Tanaka that was inspired by a perfume of the same name. Don’t miss the dynamic and exhilarating finale of our 23|24 Masterworks Season! 

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