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Free Events at the Koger Center
2019 - 2020


Mullen 2017 - 2020

Opens August 03, 2020

Artist's Statement

Paintings should be started fast and finished slow.  The slower the finish the longer the creativity remains in the artist's mind and the less likely that the work will be declared done prematurely.  The new Koger show includes the slowest and richest group of paintings in my career.  The most recent work in this show, a 6X10 foot canvas, was put on the current canvas in 1992, with parts of unfinished paintings from as long ago as 1976 used as collage, and finished in 2020:  A forty-four year painting.


American Clarinet Quartet Concert

 Rescheduled to September 2, 2020

Join the Koger Center for the Arts on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 as we enjoy the patriotic sounds of the USAF Heritage of America Band Clarinet Quartet. The performance will be held in the dynamic, open expanse of the Koger Center lobby overlooking the beautiful sunsets of Columbia, SC.

The USAF Heritage of American Band Clarinet Quartet Concert starts at 7:30pm on the second floor of the Koger Center and is free and open to the public.


The American Clarinet Quartet is a four-piece clarinet ensemble

and part of the United States Air Force Heritage of America

Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of the

American Clarinet Quartet are dedicated to using the power of

music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the

Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving

our nation.


The American Clarinet Quartet offers innovative programming

that covers a wide array of musical styles. The ensemble

embraces the full range of the quartet repertoire, while also

exploring various instrument combinations. The creative use of

ensemble and instrumentation, combined with new arrangements

and compositions, ensures that the American Clarinet Quartet

provides audiences with a unique concert experience.


Koger Apprentice Program Events


An American In Paris

Please check back for more information about our virtual An American In Paris education experience.


"Make Music Day" End of Year Celebration

POSTONED to an undetermined date

Celebrate the end of a fantastic season with us on International Make Music Day with the finale of Koger Center Jazz 2019-2020 featuring the Flat Out Strangers! "A Misdummer Night's Swing" which is open to the public!

Koger Apprentice events are open to all students free of charge. Events will be held at the Koger Center for the Arts. Please contact Simms Oliphant by calling (803) 777-7500 or emailing for more information.


For more information about educational opportunities at the Koger Center for the Arts:


UofSC School of Music Concerts

Palmetto Concert Band

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. Cancelled