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SC Philharmonic presents Halloween at Hogwarts

October 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The South Carolina Philharmonic presents Halloween at Hogwarts on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM at the Koger Center for the Arts. This family-friendly concert matinee will be under the baton of guest conductor Antoine T. Clark. The SC Philharmonic will turn the Koger Center into that famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, with fun activities in the lobby during pre-show. The program includes plenty of music from the popular Harry Potter films, alongside spooky classical fare like Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” Greig’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Tickets may be purchased by visiting scphilharmonic.com or by calling the Koger Center Box Office at 803-251-2222.

Though Music Director Morihiko Nakahara usually conducts the Halloween-themed concert, the conductor’s schedule made that an impossibility this year. Nakahara was thrilled to enlist the talents of Antoine T. Clark for this season’s installment, and to welcome this nationally-celebrated maestro to Columbia, SC to lead the SC Philharmonic during this program.

Compelling interpretations, inventive performances and an energetic stage presence are the hallmarks of Mr. Clark. The founding Artistic and Music Director of the Worthington Chamber Orchestra in Ohio (formerly McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, established in 2013), Clark was recently appointed Associate Conductor of West Virginia’s Wheeling Symphony Orchestra after serving as Assistant Conductor since 2021. A passionate advocate of arts education, in 2022, he served as Cincinnati Symphony’s MAC Music Innovator.

This event is in-person only. Tickets are priced based on availability. Audiences do not have to buy tickets in the house that they were assigned to by the sorting hat. Tickets may be purchased at scphilharmonic.com or by calling the Koger Center Box Office at 803-251-2222.


October 29, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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SC Philharmonic


Koger Center
1051 Greene St
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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