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University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Director of Orchestras Scott Weiss, the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra is the premier orchestra in the School of Music and one of the leading ensembles in the Southeast. Comprised of more than 80 student musicians, the orchestra’s repertoire spans five centuries of music, including everything from the standard symphonic literature to cutting edge contemporary works. The full orchestra performs six concerts yearly in the Koger Center for the Arts, and a smaller ensemble performs in the pit for Opera at USC.

For more information about orchestra auditions, contact Scott Weiss at sweiss@mozart.sc.edu, 803-777-6251


2024-2025 Season

Ode to Joy: 100 Years of Music at Carolina

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University of South Carolina School of Music, the 2024-25 season of the USC Symphony Orchestra highlights our students, faculty and alumni.

Thursday, September 26, 2024

The Firebird & The Phoenix

Wu Wei, sheng

Fang Man - The Song of the Flaming Phoenix
Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite, 1919

Tuesday, October 29, 2024

Spotlight on Faculty

Michael Harley, bassoon

Tayloe Harding - Winning Azaleas
John Fitz Rogers - Still
David Kirkland Garner - Móinn (world premiere)
John Williams - Five Sacred Trees for bassoon and orchestra

Thursday, December 5, 2024

An Evening of Alumni

Nové Deypalan, guest conductor
Isabel Ong, violin

Clay Mettens - Fracture/Mosaic
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Schumann - Symphony No. 4

Thursday, February 6, 2025

Rising Stars

featuring the winners of the 2024-25 Concerto-Aria Competition

Tuesday, April 22, 2025

Beethoven’s Ninth

USC Concert Choir
University Chorus
Tina Milhorn Stallard, soprano
Rachael Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Dominic Armstrong, tenor
Jacob Will, bass-baritone

Augusta Read Thomas - Aureole
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9


The 2024-2025 Season tickets on sale soon!

Season subscriptions

Save with a season subscription (5 concerts) and enjoy the best seats in the house: $120.
Season discounts: $95 senior citizen / military / USC faculty and staff; $30 students.
Current subscribers may renew their subscriptions in person or online.


Concert tickets

Purchase online at kogercenterforthearts.com.

General public - $30
Seniors / military / USC faculty and staff - $25
Children under 18 and non-USC students with ID - $8

USC Students - free with student ID  - must be picked up from the Koger Box Office (corner of Park and Greene) before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the performance or in the Koger Center lobby immediately before the performance.

TIP: Save internet fees by buying In person at the Koger Box Office, corner of Greene and Park Streets (M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


Thank you to these 2024-25 Season Sponsors:

Cool Care

 

Schmoyer and Company

 

 

 

Lourie Life logo


Support the USC Symphony Orchestra 

When you give to the USC Symphony Orchestra, you directly impact our students by providing scholarships, music, masterclasses and guest artists. Make your donation today!

Sponsor a Concert, Orchestral Work or Guest Artist

Patrons and businesses can support the USC Symphony Orchestra by sponsoring a 2024-2025 concert, an orchestral work or a guest artist. Benefits include recognition from the stage, in the printed program and on the School of Music website. See opportunities and benefits below.

Individual Performance Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefits:

  • Name of business and logo or individual name printed in program as Concert Presenting Sponsor
  • Name of business and logo or individual name on website as Concert Presenting Sponsor
  • 12 tickets to the sponsored concert
  • Exclusive access to listen to the dress rehearsal the night before the performance

Large-scale Symphonic Work $3,000
Concerto $1,500
Overture $500

Benefits:

  • Name of business and logo or individual name printed in program as Orchestral Work Sponsor
  • Name of business and logo or individual name on website as Orchestral Work Sponsor
  • Up to 8 tickets (depending on sponsorship level) to the concert that features the work you or your business sponsors
  • Exclusive access to listen to dress rehearsal the night before the performance

Benefits

  • Name of business and logo or individual name printed in program as Guest Artist Sponsor
  • Name of business and logo or individual name on website as Guest Artist Sponsor
  • 10 tickets to the Guest Artist concert
  • Exclusive access to listen to dress rehearsal the night before the performance
Season Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefits 

  • Business name and logo or individual name featured prominently in printed and digital programs and on USC Symphony Orchestra website for the entire season
  • Unlimited USC Symphony Orchestra concert tickets available for individual or business employees and family members throughout the season
  • Business name and logo or individual name placed on Koger Center lobby signage
  • Opportunity for individual and three friends or family members or up to four employees to come to one rehearsal and “sit in” with any orchestra section and listen as an honorary second chair member

Benefits

  • Business name and logo or individual name in printed program and on USC Symphony Orchestra website for the entire season
  • 10 tickets to the concert(s) of your choice available to individual or employees and family members
  • Business name and logo or individual name placed on Koger Center lobby signage

Benefits 

  • Business name and logo or individual name in program and on USC Symphony Orchestra website for the entire season
  • Four tickets to the concert(s) of your choice available to individual or employees and family members
  • Business name and logo or individual name placed on Koger Center lobby signage

For more information, contact Brad Martin via email or 803-777-0704.


 


Contact Us

Phone: 803-251-2222
Email: uscorchestra@mozart.sc.edu

Scott Weiss, conductor

Upcoming Events

Palmetto Concert Band Memorial Day

Sunday, May. 26, 2024

Location: Koger Center Auditorium

Cost: Free

USC Symphony Orchestra: The Firebird & The Phoenix

Thursday, Sep. 26, 2024

Location: Koger Center Auditorium, See Description for Event Location.

Cost: General public - $30 Seniors / military / USC faculty and staff - $25 Children under 18 and non-USC students with ID - $8 USC Students - free with student ID

USC Symphony Orchestra: Spotlight on Faculty

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2024

Location: Koger Center Auditorium, See Description for Event Location.

Cost: General public - $30 Seniors / military / USC faculty and staff - $25 Children under 18 and non-USC students with ID - $8 USC Students - free with student ID

USC Campus Orchestra Concert

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2024

Location: Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall

Cost: Free

USC Symphony Orchestra: An Evening of Alumni

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2024

Location: Koger Center Auditorium, See Description for Event Location.

Cost: General public - $30 Seniors / military / USC faculty and staff - $25 Children under 18 and non-USC students with ID - $8 USC Students - free with student ID

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