Spartanburg Philharmonic’s 2021-22 season, with five guest conductors

Posted on: July 30, 2021

South Carolina’s Spartanburg Philharmonic has announced details of its in-person 2021-22 season, with five programs led by conductors Kayoko Dan, Roger Kalia, Genevieve Leclair, Kelly Corcoran, and John Young Shik Concklin. Kayoko Dan will lead the season-opening program on September 18, dedicated to the community’s front-line workers and the memory of those lost over the past year; the program will feature George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Rissolty Rissolty, “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, and a new work by Peter B. Kay. Roger Kalia will lead a program featuring music by John Williams; Genevieve Leclair will lead Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in a performance with Ballet Spartanburg; Kelly Corcoran will conduct music by Bologne, Farrenc, and Mozart; and John Young Shik Concklin will conduct music by Mahler and Coleridge-Taylor. The orchestra’s Espresso chamber-music series will feature screenings of Charlie’s Chaplin’s The Tramp and Buston Keaton’s One Week, with new music; and music by John Adams, Beethoven, Britten, Debussy, Philip Glass, Gounod, Haydn, Mozart, Ravel, Rossini, and Caroline Shaw. The orchestra’s free lunchtime series will take place at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters, and youth orchestra and other education programs will continue in the fall.