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Christmas @ Furman to be performed Dec. 5

The Furman Symphony Orchestra, Furman Singers and Chorales featuring five student soloists will present Christmas @ Furman Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. An annual tradition for more than 50 years, Furman’s holiday concert features 200 students conducted by Thomas Joiner and Hugh Ferguson Floyd. The program, part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program as well as the Sound Quality Concert Series, includes Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” choral works by Franz Biebl and Sergei Rachmaninoff, and familiar carol arrangements by Arthur Harris, among other favorites of the season.

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Furman Lyric Theatre to present opera scenes recital

Furman University Lyric Theatre will present an opera scenes recital Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. “Opera in the Classical Era: Gluck, Mozart, and Haydn,” is free and open to the public. The performance is directed by Furman Professor of Voice and Director of Lyric Theatre Dr. Grant Knox. Assisting Knox in directing is Furman senior Bryce McClendon. Furman Piano Professor Dr. David Gross provides accompaniment.

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Furman music professors to present concert Nov. 13

The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Thursday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. The event is part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Hosted by Furman music professor Dr. Christopher Hutton, the concert features a program with a wide variety of music for different combinations of performers.

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Kendall Driscoll ’16 becomes published poet

Kendall Driscoll ’16 believed writing her thoughts would keep them hidden safely away. What the soft-spoken music education major from Aiken didn’t count on was the words jumping off the page. Speech of the Masquerade, Driscoll’s first book, will be published Dec. 5 by PRA Publishing. The collection of 31 poems represents the culmination of a talent that Driscoll simply couldn’t keep secret despite a personality not exactly determined to find the limelight.

Top left and continuing clockwise, George (left) and Fran Ligler (right) honored Carl Kohrt, who is photographed with his wife Lynne, and Charles Brewer. Brewer was also honored by Genie Gullick.  Bill Lavery, photographed with his wife AvaMarie, was honored by Lynn Hatcher-Totaro (right).  David Shaner, (left) photographed with his wife Ileana, was honored by Eric and Christina Harrell. Ty Tessitore,(right) was honored by Matthew and Sandra Miller.

Furman Standard honors ten

Every year, alumni, parents and friends honor Furman Faculty through lasting gifts to The Furman Standard, an endowed fund that allocates annual grants to faculty materials, training and development. Furman Standard began in 2010 and, to date, more than 30 professors have been honored raising more than $2 million to support faculty development. On October […]

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Symphonic Band to present Veterans Day concert

The Furman University Symphonic Band will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The concert is open to the public. Available at the door, tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Led by Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken, “A Veterans Day Celebration” is a concert in which each piece is either tied to a significant event in American History, or salutes our Armed Forces.

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Furman Percussion Ensemble in concert Nov. 8

The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Directed by Furman music faculty member Dr. Omar Carmenates, the concert is open to the public and is presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. The hour-long concert includes a wide range of music by living composers from around the world.

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Furman Chorale and Singers to perform Oct. 28

The Furman University Chorale and Furman Singers will present their fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The concert is free and open to the public and is a CLP. Conducted by Furman music professors Dr. Vivian Hamilton and Dr. Hugh Floyd, the program includes a mix of sacred and traditional hymns and spirituals.

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Jazz Ensemble and Combos to perform Oct. 24

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos, with guest clinician/composer Don Owens, will present their fall concert Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. A CLP event, the concert is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door. The concert will be conducted by Furman music professor Dr. Matt Olson, and will feature music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Wayne Shorter, Woody Herman, and Don Owens.

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FSO presents concert Oct. 17

The Furman Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the season Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. Part of the Furman Music Department’s Sound Quality Concert Series, the performance is conducted by Furman Professor of Violin Dr. Thomas Joiner. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. The concert is a CLP. Dr. Joiner will lead nearly 70 Furman students in works by Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn and Gounod.