Announcing the SC Philharmonic 2019-2020 Season and Opening Concert

Beethoven 250 Celebration – Our 2019/2020 Masterworks Series Announced
Celebrate one of the great classical composers with a special offer for new subscribers!

Columbia, S.C.: Wrapping up a milestone 55th season with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the orchestra is proud to announce in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth in 2020, that we are now offering half-priced subscriptions to first year subscribers.

This coming season brings a new look for the South Carolina Philharmonic and a focus the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020. We have added a Sunday matinee performance of our Beethoven and Blue Jeans concert, where we will perform both Symphonies 5 and 6. Click here for our season calendar.

Alongside this international classical music milestone, our guest artists this upcoming season showcase the world class artists who live in our community here in the Midlands. This Masterworks series features local musicians and composers such as, Philip Bush, Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian, James Ackley, and John Fitz Rogers.

The six Masterworks concerts are:

Visiones y Música – October 12, 2019
Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto – February 22, 2020
Reimagining Vivaldi – November 16, 2019
Phenoms & Schumann – March 14, 2020
Beethoven & Blue Jeans – January 11+ 12, 2020
Scheherazade – April 25, 2020

Visiones y Música on October 12th is programmed in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This program features music from and inspired by Mexico, Central, and South America. Composers include Marquez, Piazzolla, Copland, and Revueltas. The music is accompanied by stunning photography of Mexico, choreographed by our artistic partners, Westwater Arts.

You can download images for Visiones y Música from this Dropbox folder. Click here for the Visiones y Música playlist on Spotify.

For media availability for photographer Nicholas Bardonnay with Westwater Arts and Music Director, Morihiko Nakahara please reach out to Marketing & Communications Director Kristin Morris to coordinate.

Our Music for a Cause partner for Visiones y Música is Latino Communications CDC.

Individual concert tickets are now on sale at the Koger Center Box Office at, or call 803.251.2222. Season tickets are also on sale through the South Carolina Philharmonic online at or call 803.254.PHIL (7445) to purchase. Discounts are available for subscriptions, as well as single tickets for seniors, students, and active-duty and retired members of U.S. Armed Forces.

About the S.C. Philharmonic:
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