Thursday nights by the lake

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, is currently underway in the university’s amphitheater.

Celebrating the “Sounds of Summer,” the Lakeside Concert Band, under the direction of Furman’s Leslie W. Hicken, and other ensembles and guests will present a concert every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the amphitheater (except where noted). The performances are free and open to the public and showcase a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches and Orchestral favorites.

Each Thursday during the series, a concert picnic basket filled with goodies will be given

away.

The concerts are made possible by Furman and are sponsored by the Bank of Travelers Rest, George Coleman Ford (Travelers Rest), Publix Super Markets Charities, The Woodlands at Furman, The Greenville News and greenvilleonline.com.

Go online to www.furmanmusic.org for more information or contact the Furman music office at 864-294-2086. For parking information call 864-294-2111. Bus parking is available. A link to the complete schedule may be found here. A complete schedule also follows:

Furman Music by the Lake

Summer Concert Series 2013

Leslie W. Hicken, Director

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Lakeside Amphitheater

May 23 Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble: Tom Wright, director

May 30 “New York, New York”

Carolina Youth Symphony: Leslie W. Hicken

June 6 “Marches from Around the World”

Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

June 13 Swing Shift Combo: John Hoppe, director

June 20 “Rhapsody in Blue”: Derek Parsons, piano soloist

Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

Note: Location will be McAlister Auditorium

June 27 “Above the Fruited Plain” Patriotic Celebration

The Greenville Chorale: Bing Vick, director

Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

—                     No performance July 4th.

July 11 “The Kings of Swing”: Bob Chesebro, clarinet soloist

Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

July 18 Bluegrass Night: The Andy Carlson Band

7 p.m. prelude: SC Suzuki Institute Fiddlers, Anna Joiner, institute director

July 25 The Matt Olson Jazz Quartet: Matt Olson, director

August 1 “Circus Days”

Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director