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SC Philharmonic · Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn at Koger Center

Saturday, February 22, 2025 @ 7:30 pm

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sc philharmonic conductor Morihiko Nakahara directing with a smile on his face

Experience the essence of American ingenuity with Grammy-winning duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn as they take center stage with your SC Phil. Fleck’s pioneering banjo artistry and Washburn’s soul-stirring vocals create a captivating blend for a truly spirited evening of symphonic works. The program also features Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1, a masterpiece that delves deep into the American psyche with its intense emotional depth. Also featured is Carlos Simon’s Amen!, a dynamic piece inspired by the enduring traditions of African-American spirituals and gospel music. This extraordinary evening bridges tradition and innovation, reflecting the diversity and strength of American musical heritage.

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Samuel Barber: Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, op. 9

Carlos Simon: Amen!