South Carolina Symphony Orchestra
Seventy years ago, Madame de Horvath brought her orchestra of fifty musicians to the University of South Carolina. Since then, the orchestra has doubled in size, and the standards she established continue to rise from year to year.
The University of South Carolina Symphony and Chamber Orchestras are in the best tradition of a great university. Many talented and dedicated young people from all regions of the world work diligently to become members of these polished ensembles. They perform a broad repertoire with enormous skill and brilliance. Many of these young performers will become teachers. A few will pursue careers as professional musicians. Others will enjoy music as an avocation while engaged in other careers. All will leave USC with the satisfaction of having been important components of quality musical organizations.