Spartanburg Philharmonic Travels to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in John Williams Concert

Back by popular demand and highlighting the joy, wonder, and sheer fun of classical music, Spartanburg Philharmonic presents an evening of American composer John Williams’ most popular and critically acclaimed blockbuster works, from the Star Wars Symphony to Harry Potter, all led by guest conductor Roger Kalia. Grab your light-sabers and wands and bring the whole family – it’s going to a blast!

Spartanburg Philharmonic offers two ways to enjoy this magical program of classics including Jaws, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and more: LIVE at Twichell Auditorium or LIVESTREAM.

Kalia hails from New York and serves as the Music Director of Indiana’s 87-year-old Evansville Philharmonic orchestra, New Hampshire’s 97-year-old orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, California’s Orchestra Santa Monica and he is also the Co-Founder and Music Director of the celebrated Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, which celebrates its ten-year anniversary in August 2021.


Saturday, October 30 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 31 at 2:00 PM

Twichell Auditorium
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC, 29302

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And don’t miss the next Espresso Series outing Energized on Friday, November 19 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. show at Chapman Cultural Center. These casual cocktail hour/pre-dinner shows are one-hour fabulous showcases of Spartanburg’s incredible pool of talents from composers (Peter B. Kay) to musicians and in a chamber setting. The first Espresso concert featured live music scored to silent films by legends Buster Krabbe and Charlie Chaplin.

The next Bluegrass Series concert will be The Waybacks on December 3 at 8 p.m. also at Twichell.

Merlefest fan-favorite, The Waybacks, are bringing their unique blend of bluegrass to Spartanburg. The four-piece draws freely from the old school and the old world, but The Waybacks are no throwback. They are storytellers and instrumental improvisers with a powerful sound, even drawing the attention of legend Sam Bush who played mandolin on their 2008 hit Loaded. The Waybacks don’t frequently travel to the East Coast to play, so don’t miss the chance to see them LIVE.

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