Morihiko Nakahara, Music
Director of the South
Carolina Philharmonic
Like many during this vacation season, the South Carolina Philharmonic plans to visit some hot spots this summer, venturing into the community for July and August performances.

The 'Where in the Midlands is Morihiko?' Series gets a reprise to enjoy the 'Famously Hot' summer and give more of its popular ensemble performances.

The first concert is at a traditional Columbia hot spot, Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse.  The concert will begin at 9 p.m and finish around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20th. Unlike other concerts in this recurring series, this performance lasts longer than one hour, and the more modern, eclectic music selection provides a larger scope for the all-SCP quintet. Admission is free.

The second concert will be held in Columbia's newest hot spot ' the recently-opened Mast General Store '  on Thursday, Aug. 4th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A quartet of SCP musicians on violin, flute, clarinet and cello will play for one hour at the store's front entrance. Admission is free.

On Friday, July 22, Morihiko presents a South Carolina Philharmonic ensemble of string quartet with djembe at West Columbia's newest hotspot, Conundrum Music Hall. The genre-bending 'Classical Conundrum' concert explores a program inspired by pop, hip-hop, bluegrass, gypsy and Middle-Eastern music, among others. Tickets are just $8, but the intimate house seats only 99. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. concert.

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