2018-09-14 / Arts & Entertainment

Morihiko Nakahara renews contract for three years at S.C. Phil

Contributed by S.C. Philharmonic

Morihiko Nakahara Morihiko Nakahara Wrapping up a milestone 10th season with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Music Director Morihiko Nakahara has renewed his contract with the organization through the 2021/ 2022 season. Nakahara joined the S.C. Phil as conductor and music director in 2008.

“I am honored and absolutely thrilled to continue working with these incredible musicians of the South Carolina Philharmonic,” Nakahara says. “ This is truly a unique organization with a special sense of shared passion for and commitment to artistic excellence and musical outreach among musicians, staff, and board members. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to our loyal subscribers, donors, and concertgoers for embracing me for the last ten years. I am eagerly looking forward to kicking off the new season very soon.”

S.C. Phil Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger says, “ We were thrilled to celebrate 10 years with Morihiko this past season as our music director, and look forward to the next three years with him at the artistic helm of the organization.”

This announcement coincides with the opening of the S.C. Philharmonic’s

55th season later this month. Our opening Masterworks concert is Saturday, September 29th at the Koger Center for the Arts. The six Masterworks concerts include

•Dazzling Debussy— September 29th, 2018

•20th Century Classics— November 10, 2018

•Beethoven & Blue Jeans—January 12, 2019

•Symphonie Fantastique— February 9, 2019

•Springtime & Shaw— March 16, 2019

•Youth Extravaganza— April 27, 2019

Individual concert tickets are now on sale at the Koger Center Box Office at KogerCenterForTheArts.com, or call 803-251-2222. Subscriptions are also on sale through the S.C. Phil. Visit SCPhilharmonic.com/Subscribe or call 803- 254-PHIL (7445) for purchasing information. Discounts are available for subscriptions, as well as single tickets for seniors, students, and active-duty and retired members of U.S. Armed Forces.

For more information about the South Carolina Philharmonic, please visit SCPhilharmonic.com.

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