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The Koger Center for the Arts is an arts center located in Columbia, South Carolina, on the University of South Carolina campus. It was built in 1988, and has 2,256 saleable seats. The center is the home of the South Carolina Philharmonic, and is also used for other functions such as The State of the State Address, The South Carolina Body Building Championships, The South Carolina Science Fair, Freshman Orientation, The Conductor's Institute, and the dance concerts for the Columbia City Ballet, Southern Strutt's year-end concert and the university's doctoral hooding ceremonies. The center is named for philanthropists Ira and Nancy Koger, who made a substantial donation for construction of the $15 million center. The descendants of Ambrose Elliott Gonzales, Narciso Gener Gonzales, and William Elliott Gonzales also made a large donation to the center and the Gonzales Hall auditorium was named in acknowledgement of their contribution.The London Philharmonic Orchestra gave the first performance at the Koger Center on Saturday, January 14, 1989


Photo: By Darkspots - Own work, Public Domain, $3

The Peace Center is a performing arts center located in Greenville, South Carolina. It is composed of a concert hall, theater and amphitheater. It is located adjacent to Falls Park. It hosts over 300 events each year, including classical music, Broadway shows and appearances by popular artists such as David Copperfield.


Photo: By Peacecenter at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, $3

The Tennessee Theatre is a 1920s-era movie palace, located within the Burwell Building in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, at 604 South Gay Street. The theatre changed owners several times over its life, and eventually closed for the first time in 1977. Thereafter it was open and closed intermittently for the remainder of the late 1970s. It was purchased by local radio company Dick Broadcasting in 1981, who started a renovation effort to prepare it for the 1982 World's Fair. On April 1, 1982, the theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Portions of the 1999 film October Sky were filmed in and around Knoxville, and the facade of the theatre can be seen during a scene in which the main characters go to the movies. More recently, the theatre was the home for the Appalachian Ballet, the Knoxville Opera, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.


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The Memphis Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra in Memphis, Tennessee.The Memphis Symphony has 36 full-time professional musicians. The orchestra's members supplement the concert schedule and the orchestra's finances by providing contracted services that include mentoring of inner-city students, conducting corporate "leadership" programs, and offering performances in nontraditional venues. The orchestra's "Family Tunes & Tales" program offers free concerts for young children and their families at public libraries and Borders Books and Music stores. Kinderconcerts, offered in the schools for kindergarten through grade 2, send a pair of string musicians into a school to perform, demonstrate their instruments, play music games, and introduce basic musical concepts. MSO Ensemble Concerts are performances in schools for students in grades three through twelve, including strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. The Symphony also works with the Memphis City Schools on a collaborative program called

Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a symphony center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Ground was broken for construction on December 3, 2003. The center formally opened on September 9, 2006, with a gala concert conducted by Leonard Slatkin and broadcast by PBS affiliates throughout the state. The center is named in honor of Kenneth Schermerhorn, who was the music director and conductor of the Nashville Symphony from 1983 until his death in 2005; the center was named before maestro Schermerhorn's death. The 2006 Symphony Center is a prominent example of 21st century New Classical Architecture.


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Oak Ridge High School is the public high school for Oak Ridge, Tennessee, enrolling grades 9 through 12. It was established in 1943 to educate the children of Manhattan Project workers. The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra is a community-based orchestra in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dan Allcott became the Oak Ridge Symphony conductor beginning with the 2010-2011 season. He succeeded Cornelia Kodkani-Laemmli, who had led the orchestra for several years.