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Celebrate Heroes

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We commit to celebrating the unsung heroes who selflessly place themselves on the frontlines of the pandemic, and recognize and honor the vital workers in our society who are often overlooked and left feeling unappreciated.


Sun., Oct. 1
3 p.m.
Russell House Patio Stage

Musical Tribute to Richard Greener as part of Southern Exposure series

In a bridge connecting the university and nation’s present with its past — and a clear-eyed look at racial injustices that are still perpetuated today — UofSC music faculty perform works commissioned for the 2018 unveiling of the Cooper Library statue dedicated to Richard T. Greener, the university’s first African American professor and the first Black graduate of Harvard. By Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott, two of the country’s leading African American composers, “Glory” and “A Pioneer’s Opus” celebrate Greener’s life and legacy, setting his own words, original poetry, and Langston Hughes’ “Let American be America Again.”

This outdoor concert for a limited audience, held at the Russell House Patio Stage not far from Greener’s statue, will be socially distanced.  The audience will be required to wear face coverings. More info here.


An engaging and interactive concert for middle schoolers featuring scripted programs by UofSC student performers Julia Jacobsen, Ellis McLarty, Kai Yi Zhang, Ji Hi, Alberto Pelisier & hosted by alumni Susan Zhang & Nick Luby
Fri, Nov 13
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Midland Arts Conservatory - 3806 N Main St, Columbia, SC 29203


Open to the public — FREE!
A community performance featuring UofSC School of Music faculty David Cutler, Clifford Leaman, Lynn Kompass, Phillip Bush, Ari Streisfeld, and Claire Bryant and alumni Susan Zhang & Nick Luby with special guests.
Fri, Nov 13
4:30 p.m.
Riverbanks Zoo Entrance Parking Lot - 500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210


Informal, community chamber music to accompany a fine Saturday morning downtown!
Sat, Nov14
10 a.m.
Soda City Market - Corner of Lady and Main

Wed., Nov. 18
6:30 p.m.

"Love, Joy, Peace” dedicated to and to benefit of Transitions Homeless Shelter

Students of Dr. Tina Stallard, voice present a livestream performance.

Sun., Nov. 29
5 –6 p.m. Streamed Free

Parker Quartet Friends & Family Concert

More info here.

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