The South Carolina Philharmonic is one of the most esteemed symphony orchestras in the Southeast, and their commitment to bringing live symphonic music to the Midlands community has made them a beloved institution in the region. They are excited to be taking part in Live on Lincoln 2023, an exciting gala on Lincoln Street’s cobblestones that benefits Columbia’s prominent performing art organizations. As an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the South Carolina Philharmonic has been dedicated to promoting and performing high-quality, professional symphonic music since its founding in 1964. Over the years, the orchestra has become a vital part of the Midlands community, offering dynamic educational opportunities and cultural events that have enriched the lives of countless individuals in the region. Under the leadership of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara, the South Carolina Philharmonic has continued to uphold its legacy of artistic excellence while also pushing the boundaries of what is possible in classical music. Nakahara, who joined the orchestra in 2008/2009, has brought a fresh perspective and innovative ideas to the orchestra, which has helped to cement its status as one of the preeminent performing arts groups in the Midlands. Overall, Live on Lincoln 2023 promises to be an unforgettable event that celebrates the richness and diversity of Columbia’s performing art organizations. With the South Carolina Philharmonic taking part, it is sure to be an event that will be remembered for years to come.