South Carolina Philharmonic to perform “Melt,” world premiere by David Kirkland Garner

Posted on: April 15, 2022

The South Carolina Philharmonic will present the world premiere of the orchestral arrangement of David Kirkland Garner’s Melt on its final 2021-22 Masterworks program of the season on April 23. Music Director Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the concert, which also features Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto with Principal Trumpet James Ackley, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. The concert will be performed in person at Koger Center for the Arts and will also be livestreamed. Garner’s Melt was originally scored for chamber ensemble. The composer is an assistant professor of composition and theory at the University of South Carolina. In a press release, Garner says, “Melt is a dance that spins and dips in perpetual motion without really going anywhere. Occasionally, moments of rest materialize only to get swept back up in the cyclone. It is a dance of change without change—of a mobile spinning in the wind.”