Philharmonic presents  Masterworks Series finale Saturday

The South Carolina Philharmonic presents Titans & Outlaws this Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 pm at the Koger Center for the Arts.

The sixth and final concert of the 22/23 Masterworks Series welcomes the SCP Youth Orchestra to the stage to perform Copland’s “Billy the Kid” side-by-side with the SC Philharmonic. The program closes with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan.”

Concert ticket prices range from $20 – $55. Half-price student rush tickets are available in select sections 30 minutes prior to the concert. Concert tickets may be bought at or by calling the Koger Center Box Office at 803.251.2222. Audiences may stream the concert live or enjoy it on demand by getting virtual tickets at

Music Director Morihiko Nakahara has maintained a regular tradition of welcoming the SCP Youth Orchestra to play alongside the Philharmonic during his tenure. Under the music direction of Neil Casey, the SCP Youth Orchestra is an educational symphony comprised of some of young musicians from the state. Along with the Youth Orchestras season-long programs at the Koger Center for the Arts, this side-by-side program provides students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with one of the state’s premiere regional orchestras – giving them firsthand experience in the professional symphonic world. It also provides SC Philharmonic audiences with the opportunity to enjoy a massive orchestra on the Koger stage – with more than 150 musicians performing.

The mission of the SC Philharmonic Youth Orchestras program is to provide students with a music education that instills an emotional connection with and lifelong passion for music, fosters a diverse community of musicians, and offers outstanding symphonic performance opportunities for students to share their musical gifts with the community. Founded in 1964, the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (SCPYO) offers an exceptional orchestral playing experience for young musicians throughout the state of South Carolina. Each year more than 200 students participate in the four orchestras of the program. Membership in the SCPYO program is open to students throughout the state, ages 8 through high school, on an auditioned basis.