Classical or serious music has a long history in South Carolina. The St. Cecilia Society (still in existence today) was founded in Charleston in 1762 to bring the best concert music available to that city. Today, Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia all have professional symphony orchestras. This performance of what eventually became the Columbia Symphony Orchestra (now the South Carolina Philharmonic) was held in 1960 on the stage of the Township Auditorium on Taylor Street in Columbia. Photo by Jimmy Price.
Courtesy of Mary Taylor.