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Mahogany Music Festival


Mahogany Music Festival
September 9 - 11, 2021


Colour of Music Festival | UofSC Residency Schedule: Mahogany Music Festival

Presented by the UofSC School of Music in collaboration with the Auntie Karen Foundation whose mission is to empower, enlighten and educate through the arts, the Mahogany Music Festival will present three days of diverse classical performances.

Thursday, Sept. 9 | 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Presentation | UofSC School of Music Recital Hall

UofSC Alumni Chamber Players and Colour of Music Festival Octet will perform a special chamber presentation of the Mendelssohn Octet and chamber works by Joseph Haydn, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and William Grant Still. | Free


Friday, Sept. 10 | 8 p.m.
Opening Night Masterworks Series I | Koger Center for the Arts

Auntie Karen Foundation Legends of…featuring the All-Star Band at 8 p.m. and Colour of Music Festival Orchestra with guest artist Vanessa Williams conducted by Julius P. Williams, 9 p.m.

  • The Festival’s Masterworks program Friday, September 10 opens at 8 p.m. with the Auntie Karen Foundation All-Star Band, then Maestro Julius P. Williams, conductor, will lead the Festival Orchestra in an evening with international vocal sensation Vanessa Williams performing an array of her international hits featuring orchestral arrangements by Ms. Williams’ long-time music director, Rob Mathis. A special cello solo Mr. Mathis arranged for YoYo Ma will also be performed by Ms. Williams and Kenneth Laws, cellist and Columbia, SC native.

Tickets: $55-$77
In person: Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia SC
By phone: 803-251-2222


Saturday Sept. 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Masterwork Series II | Koger Center for the Arts
September 11 20th Anniversary Memorial Performance 
Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, guest conductor Julius P. Williams, and Lori C. Hicks, soprano 

The Colour of Music Orchestra will perform a FREE Masterworks concert featuring music that honors the 20th anniversary of September 11. This performance is conducted by Julius P. Williams.
Free; ticket required (May be picked up at the Koger Center box office.)
For Group Tickets please contact the Koger Center at (803)777-7500


About the Colour of Music Festival

The Colour of Music Festival, Inc. presents a diverse classical repertoire of baroque, classical and 20th-century music at the highest of musical standards to diverse audiences nationally. The festival has presented in Atlanta; Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Houston; Pittsburgh; Richmond, Virginia; and Washington, D.C.