Music in My Neighborhood starts April 8

Get ready for a week filled with the enchanting sounds of music as Music in My Neighborhood, a new community program by the South Carolina Philharmonic, kicks off on April 8th. This exciting initiative brings a series of free ensemble performances, educational programs, and unique collaborations to different neighborhoods in the Midlands each year.

The inaugural Music in My Neighborhood program will take place in Irmo from April 8th to April 13th, featuring a diverse lineup of events. The highlight of the week will be a free full-orchestra concert at the Irmo Amphitheatre on April 13th at 3 pm.

Thanks to the generous support of the Connected Communities Grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation and funding from the South Carolina Arts Commission, this program aims to provide inclusive and accessible live music experiences for all.

Susan Cafferty, the Education and Community Outreach Director, emphasized the importance of reaching diverse audiences and supporting music education. Throughout the week, SC Phil musicians will visit schools, perform, and engage with students of all ages, enriching their educational experience and fostering a love for music.

Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger highlighted the organization’s commitment to providing accessible programming and enriching the community with the transformative power of symphonic music.

The Music in My Neighborhood schedule includes a variety of free public events, as well as programs in Irmo’s elementary, middle, and high schools. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

  • April 8th: Healing Harmonies at Generations of Irmo and Musical Storytelling with the SC Philharmonic at Lexington County Library: Irmo Branch Library
  • April 9th: Chamber Chats at Young’s Chapel AME Church and Chamber at the Chamber at Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce
  • April 10th: Classical Coffee at Loveland Coffee and Healing Harmonies at Harbison Shores
  • April 11th: Chamber Chats at St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church and Beethoven & Brews at Craft and Draft
  • April 12th: Conduct the Phil at Columbiana Centre and Healing Harmonies at Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital
  • April 13th: Music in My Park at Irmo Amphitheater featuring a full orchestra with Music Director, Morihiko Nakahara

For more information about the South Carolina Philharmonic and Music in My Neighborhood, visit SCPhilharmonic. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of live music right in your neighborhood!

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