The South Carolina Philharmonic presents the 4th concert of the 2018/2019 Masterworks Series Saturday, February 9, featuring pieces by Berlioz, Bizet and Tomasi.

Federal employees will receive a complimentary pair of tickets at the Koger Center Box Office (1051 Greene St, Columbia). Their office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We ask that I.D. be presented at the box office for confirmation.

On our decision to offer free admission for this concert to furloughed employees, Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger comments “We hope that our concert can provide a brief respite from the uncertainties families are facing while the federal government is shut down.”

Symphonie Fanstastique! features Romantic French epics. The namesake piece is a narrative composition by Berlioz in which our protagonist, The Artist, finds his love is unrequited. Distraught, he attempts to poison himself with opium, but ends up having a vivid and lively dream. Symphonie Fantastique premiered in Paris in 1830.

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