September 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, C minor
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The Order of the Palmetto is the state’s highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance. The Order of the Palmetto is a once in a lifetime achievement, and in a fitting finale during Dr. Portnoy’s final concert conducting the University of South Carolina’s premier orchestra, USC President Harris Pastides presented the award to the esteemed conductor.
Alumni of Dr. Portnoy from around the country joined USC’s premier orchestra on this special concert finale. One hundred musicians were on stage plus violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman on his 1690 Stradivari, playing a thrilling concert of Wagner, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Dr. Portnoy received a standing ovation as he first came on stage, and the concert ended with four standing ovations for Dr. Portnoy, the USC Symphony Orchestra, and guest artist Gluzman.
February 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Music by Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Andrew Lloyd Weber