South Carolina Philharmonic

An independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the South Carolina Philharmonic performs and promotes high-quality, professional symphonic music, serving the community’s needs for cultural development and education, entertainment and tourism since 1964. The introduction of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara in 2008/2009 ushered in a New Era of Artistic Excellence that is allowing the orchestra to move forward and become the Midlands pre-eminent performing arts group.

Explore the brass, percussion, string and woodwinds sections of the orchestra below.

 

Woodwinds Section: Bassoon  | Artopia
Woodwinds Section: Bassoon | Artopia

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Stephanie Whitson plays the bassoon in the South Carolina Philharmonic Brass Section. The bassoon is the largest woodwind and has the deepest sound.
Woodwinds Section: Clarinet | Artopia
Woodwinds Section: Clarinet | Artopia

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John Bittle plays the clarinet in the South Carolina Philharmonic Brass Section. The clarinet uses a single reed. There are many types of clarinets with a very wide range of sounds.
Woodwinds Section: Oboe  | Artopia
Woodwinds Section: Oboe | Artopia

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Petrea Warneck plays the oboe in the South Carolina Philharmonic Brass Section. The oboe is black and made of wood. Its sound is produced by blowing between two small reeds and its high "double reed"...
String Section: Bass  | Artopia
String Section: Bass | Artopia

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Ken Klatte plays the bass in the South Carolina Philharmonic String Section. The largest stringed instrument is the bass. It's so big the player has to stand up. The sound is very low and rumbling.
String Section: Viola | Artopia
String Section: Viola | Artopia

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Audrey Harris plays the viola in the South Carolina Philharmonic String Section. The viola is a little larger than the violin and has a mellower sound.
String Section: Cello | Artopia
String Section: Cello | Artopia

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Jacqueline Taylor plays the cello in the South Carolina Philharmonic String Section. The cello is much larger than the violin, also in this group, and stands on the floor.
String Section: Violin | Artopia
String Section: Violin | Artopia

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Timmothy Baker plays the violin in the South Carolina Philharmonic String Section. The violin is the smallest stringed instrument and has the highest sound.
Percussion Section | Artopia
Percussion Section | Artopia

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Meet members of the South Carolina Philharmonic Percussion Section: Matthew Jones, Chris Lee, Mark Roddy, Eric Patterson, and Cliff Sutton The percussion section includes instruments like the snare...
Brass Section: Tuba | Artopia
Brass Section: Tuba | Artopia

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Meet Ron Davis, a tuba player in the South Carolina Philharmonic Brass Section. The tuba is the largest and lowest-sounding brass instrument.