Bieber, Bach and Seth G

Furman graduate and violinist Seth Gilliard, who goes by the stage name Seth G, wows crowds in Charleston, S.C., with hip-hop-inspired original songs and adaptations of pop hits like Ellie Goulding’s “Lights,” Cee-Lo Green’s “Forget You,” and Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You.” But he’s also a classical music buff—he was concertmaster for the Furman Symphony Orchestra while studying music at the university—and he’s got serious chops. For his upcoming Piccolo Spoleto concert, Gilliard will show off the full scope of his talent.

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