Spartanburg, S.C. – Celebrating its 10th Anniversary with Maestra Sarah Ioannides, the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will present its Opening Night concert on September 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Twichell Auditorium. There will be a pre-concert chat from 6:15 – 6:45 with Converse Faculty member Chris Vaneman in the Lawson Academy Recital Hall.
Unfortunately, due to an issue with a travel visa, our guest artist Andreas Boyde, will be unable to travel from London to the US to perform with us. We welcome to the stage our outstanding new soloist, Charlie Albright, who will perform Tchaikovsky’s much loved Piano Concerto No. 1. The orchestra will also perform Carl Nielson’s Helios Overture, and the ‘Moldau’ from Ma Vlast, by Bedřich Smetana. “We are going to present a program filled with the vibrancy of nature, the powerful imagery of the God of the Sun in Nielsen’s Helios Overture combined with the beautiful flowing river of Smetana’s My Country“, said Maestra Ioannides.
“The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to present our Opening Night concert with such a commanding pianist as Charlie Albright. His charisma and talent will reflect the high quality of Guest Artists that Music Director Sarah Ioannides has lined up for her 10th Anniversary Season in Spartanburg. We are looking forward to a powerful and celebratory season with Sarah’s remarkable guidance!” said SPO’s Interim Executive Director, Kathryn Boucher.