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Published on September 4th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Morihiko Nakahara Renews Contract at S.C. Phil

Music Director will be with the Phil through 2022 

Columbia, S.C.: 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 are:

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. 

About the S.C. Philharmonic: The South Carolina Philharmonic entertainseducatesenriches and excites diverse audiences through live symphonic music. 

For more information about the South Carolina Philharmonic, please visit SCPhilharmonic.com or follow on FacebookTwitter, andInstagram.

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