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2023-24 USC Symphony Orchestra Season

Scott Weiss, conductor

Pre-concert talks before each concert take place at 6:45 p.m. in the Koger Lobby.
All concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts. 

Thursday, September 28, 2023


Scott Weiss, conductor
Hassan Anderson, oboe
Nicholas Susi, piano

Beethoven – Symphony No. 7
Adolphus Hailstork – Song of the Magi
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Thursday, November 2, 2023


Scott Weiss, conductor
Austin Davis, assistant conductor
Mak Grgić, guitar
Diana Thompson-Brewer, soprano

Jennifer Higdon – Blue Cathedral
Michael Abels – “Borders” Guitar Concerto 
Revueltas – Sensemayá
Barber – Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Ginastera – Four Dances from “Estancia”

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Soul Bass 

Scott Weiss, conductor
Jordan Brooks, assistant conductor
Xavier Foley, double bass

Price – Concert Overture No. 2
Foley – Soul Bass
Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2

Tuesday, February 6, 2024


Scott Weiss, conductor
Austin Davis, assistant conductor
Lun Li, violin

Walton – Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Thea Musgrave – Loch Ness
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending 
Haydn – Symphony No. 104 “London”

Tuesday, March 19, 2024


Scott Weiss, conductor
Jordan Brooks, assistant conductor

Featuring winners of the 2023-24 Concerto-Aria Competition
Almond Ponge, piano
Andrew Moore, saxophone

Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra 
Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1
Tomasi – Saxophone Concerto

Thursday, April 18, 2024


Alicia W. Walker, conductor
Rebecca Krynski Cox, soprano
Joseph Parrish, bass-baritone
USC Concert Choir and University Chorus

Brahms – A German Requiem

Season subscriptions

Save with a season subscription (6 concerts) and enjoy the best seats in the house: $150.
Season discounts: $110 senior citizen / military / USC faculty and staff; $45 students.

Current subscribers may renew their subscriptions in person or online now.

Concert tickets

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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 prior to the performance.

Purchase tickets

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.)

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