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Free Events at the Koger Center
2019 - 2020

 

Portraits Past and Present - An Exhibition of Work by Colin Dodd

Opens January 15, 2020

Artist's Statement

I have been engaged in making portraits since the early 1980’s. My most important series of works is a group of multiphasic, biographical portraits intended as an homage to the humanistic spirit of the twentieth century and to the creative, challenging and complex individuals who formulated Modernism. These are portraits, but they are meant to convey more than just the physical appearance of an individual. They express the life and work of each subject through a multi-layered technique, juxtaposing images and ideas from a variety of sources. A major part of the effort required to execute these works was to exhaustively research the lives and works of these artists. The paintings are meant to be didactic, presenting these figures to a wider audience and greater recognition for their contributions to the fabric of contemporary artistic and intellectual life. It is intended that this quality will generate a similar experience for the viewer, providing a stimulus for further investigation. The portrait concept has evolved in a number of different directions from the original group, for example I created a series on dictators (not as a homage I hasten to add!) but rather to explore the opposite tendency to the humanistic spirit...the stifling of creativity and freedom of expression, the eradication of individualism and the annihilation of truth. Most recently I have created a series on popular culture and in particular some of my favorite musicians, including John Lennon and Bob Dylan

 

Koger Apprentice Program Event

The Magradeys: Life on Broadway

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.

Did you know that the Assistant Director of the Koger Center, Karen Magradey, has danced on Broadway with her husband Jack? Join the Magradeys for anecdotes and a Q&A detailing their lives on Broadway, including time in the original cast of Cats!

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 oliphane@mailbox.sc.edu for more information.

 

Koger Center Jazz

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Attend the pre-concert sound check followed by a Q&A session with renowned UofSC Jazz faculty members as they prepare to play a concert featuring the music of The Beatles! Tickets to the performance following the Q&A will be available to Koger Apprentices at the $10 student price.

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 oliphane@mailbox.sc.edu for more information.

 

An American In Paris

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Koger Apprentices are invited to attend the Broadway touring production of An American in Paris with a preshow talk on modern marketing  in the arts featuring the Koger Center Marketing Director, Chip Wade. A student ticket should be purchased to attend the performance.

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 oliphane@mailbox.sc.edu for more information.

 

The Bachelor: Live!

Friday, May 01, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Gain valuable experience and knowledge helping behind-the-scenes of one of the largest pop culture phenomenons in the world! Koger Apprentices will witness what it takes to run a show of this caliber while working with Koger Center front-of-house staff.

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 oliphane@mailbox.sc.edu for more information.

 

"Make Music Day" End of Year Celebration

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

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 oliphane@mailbox.sc.edu for more information.

 

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

http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/education.shtml

 

Kronos Quartet

At War With Ourselves Preview Performance

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Michael Abels, composer

Nikky Finney, librettist

Performed by Kronos Quartet, members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, and singers from the University of South Carolina.

The Kronos Quartet, perhaps the most legendary group in contemporary music, makes their Southern Exposure debut. Along with a choir led by conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe, featuring members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and singers from the University of South Carolina, the acclaimed string quartet will perform At War With Ourselves, a major new evening-length work about race relations, social justice, and civil rights by composer Michael Abels and librettist Nikky Finney. This preview performance culminates of week of workshopping the piece at UofSC in preparation for its premiere in San Francisco. The concert also concludes a week of University-wide events about the intersection of music and race relations.

Based in Los Angeles, Abels is best known for his critically lauded score for the 2017 horror film Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele. A National Book Award-winning South Carolina native, Finney is currently the John H. Bennett, Jr. Endowed Professor of Creative Writing and Southern Letters at UofSC. The starting point for the development of At War With Ourselves will be Finney’s 2013 poem “The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy,” which she described as being “made of Civil War history, Black history, and modern American headlines.” 

At War With Ourselves is being created with funding from a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission and the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional co-commissioning support is provided by ASU Gammage at Arizona State University, Hancher Auditorium – The University of Iowa, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, SFJAZZ, and University of South Carolina.

UofSC School of Music Concerts

UofSC Band Clinic Concert: Left Bank Big Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Palmetto Pans

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 8:00 p.m.

 

UofSC Band Clinic Concert: Symphonic Winds

Friday, February 14, 2020, 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

 

UofSC Band Clinic Concert: Uof SC Wind Ensemble

Friday, February 14, 2020, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

 

UofSC Band Clinic Concert: High School Concert

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

 

UofSC Band Clinic Concert: Palmetto Concert Band

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

 

University Bands Concert

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

 

 Wind Ensemble Concert: "Triumph"

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Cormac Cannon, conductor / Jamaal Nicholas, guest conductor
Rebecca Nagel, oboe / Steven Bryant, guest composer

Join the UofSC Wind Ensemble for an exciting evening of contemporary music. UofSC professor of oboe, Rebecca Nagel, performs Jennifer Higdon’s haunting yet delightful Oboe Concerto. Steven Bryant’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble is a truly unique concert experience, with musicians surrounding the audience in the auditorium with a dazzling display of virtuosity.
Program:
Steven Bryant - Paean Triumph
Jennifer Higdon - Oboe Concerto
Steven Bryant - Concerto for Wind Ensemble

 

UofSC Symphonic Winds

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

 

UofSC Wind Ensemble

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

 

UofSC University Bands

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Palmetto Concert Band

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