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Winter Nocturne


The Winter Nocturne has become a tradition to welcome the New Year with an enchanting evening of brilliant music.

In 2009, Ben Cox, a dedicated supporter of USC Aiken Music, began identifying and sponsoring acclaimed artists to come to USC Aiken in support of piano studies, while offering an evening of exceptional performance to the Aiken community. Afterward, a hot cocoa reception hosted by Ben’s wife, Elizabeth Cummings, provides attendees an informal opportunity to meet and chat with the guest artist. The Winter Nocturne concert is presented at an affordable rate and students are admitted free of charge. All proceeds from the concert benefit USC Aiken Music.

In addition to the Winter Nocturne concert, the artist in residence works with current and prospective students, provides an educational outreach programs in the schools, and shares a passion for music with many others.

Advance tickets for Winter Nocturne are available by calling the Etherredge Center Box Office at 803-641-3305 or select Buy Tickets below.

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The Etherredge Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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