South Carolina Philharmonic Presents “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” on January 13

Get ready for a musical experience like no other as the South Carolina Philharmonic presents “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” on January 13 at 7:30 pm at the Koger Center for the Arts. This annual event, known for being the most popular symphonic concert each season, promises an unforgettable evening of classical masterpieces in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Concert Highlights:

  • Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”: Renowned pianist Andrew Armstrong will captivate the audience with his interpretation of Beethoven’s majestic concerto.
  • Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major: Enjoy the melodic richness of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, a timeless masterpiece.
  • Louise Farranc’s Overture No. 1 in E minor: Experience the vibrant energy of Louise Farranc’s Overture No. 1 in E minor, adding a contemporary touch to the program.

Beethoven & Blue Jeans Tradition: This annual Masterworks concert has become a hit, providing a unique opportunity for audiences to engage with Beethoven’s work. Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably in their favorite denim, breaking down barriers and making classical music accessible to all. The SC Philharmonic embraces a “come as you are” mentality, welcoming patrons from all walks of life.

Pianist Andrew Armstrong: Andrew Armstrong, the featured pianist, serves as the Artistic Director of USC Beaufort’s Chamber Music Series and the Columbia Museum of Art’s Chamber Music on Main. Praised for his expression and technique, Armstrong has performed across the globe, earning acclaim for his performances in prestigious venues.

Ticket Information:

  • Concert ticket prices range from $20 to $55.
  • Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Koger Center Box Office at 803-251-2222.
  • Half-price Student Rush tickets are available starting thirty minutes before the concert.

Sponsors and Support: This concert is sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway/Carolina Gas Transmission and in part by Dr. Gail Morrison. Andrew Armstrong is sponsored by Dr. Gail Morrison. The program is made possible through grant support from the City of Columbia H-Tax Grant Program, the Richland County H-Tax Grant Program, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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