South Carolina Philharmonic’s “home-grown” season finale

Posted on: April 13, 2012

The South Carolina Philharmonic’s season-ending concert on April 28 highlighting musicians and vocalists who live in the orchestra’s home state is being billed as the state’s first Certified S.C. Grown cultural event. The Certified S.C. Grown initiative is a five-year-old state cooperative effort to brand and promote South Carolina products so that consumers can easily identify, find, and buy South Carolina products; collaborators include producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. The Philharmonic concert, led by Music Director Morihiko Nakahara at the Koger Center in Columbia, will include “Under an Indigo Sky,” a violin concerto by Charleston-based composer Edward Hart featuring Charleston Symphony Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker as soloist; the piece evokes the state’s rivers, Lowcountry region, and mountains. The orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the same concert will feature the South Carolina-based Columbia Choral Society and Coker College Singers; the four vocal soloists in the Beethoven work also have South Carolina ties. Representatives from Certified S.C. Grown and BuyCertifiedSC.com will be at the concert to talk to concertgoers about the program.

Posted April 13, 2012