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The Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus will present Handel’s Messiah Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The event is part of the Sound Quality Concert Series and is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. Directed by Dr. William Thomas, the FSO and Oratorio Chorus will present highlights of the work including the famous “Hallelujah” chorus. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.com.
We live in a closed world, blocked by objects—some solid, some symbolic, all immovable. Or so we think. Janke Klompmaker, Furman’s first True Inspiration Artist in Residence, seems to be exposing these barriers as self-imposed illusions with her unique form of installation art, a genre of location-specific, three-dimensional works that are designed to transform perception of a space. Her installation, “You’re Welcome, We’re Glad You’re Here,” is currently on display in the Roe Art Building through Dec. 15.
Furman Symphonic Winds will present its fall concert Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. Jubilee! is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for adults $3 for seniors and students. The CLP concert is presented by the Furman Department of Music. The performance features Furman’s Director of Bands, Leslie W. Hicken, who conducts the 85-member Symphonic Winds. Also conducting are Furman senior music education majors Hannah Carlson of Tallahassee, Fla., and Alex Helms of Rock Hill, S.C.
Furman University Lyric Theatre will present an opera scenes recital Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. “Innocent Merriment: A celebration of operetta,” is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Music Department. Directed by Dr. Grant Knox, 22 students in Knox’s opera workshop class will perform various scenes from the operetta repertoire. Senior Abigail Hart is assistant director, and Furman’s David Gross is musical coach and pianist.
The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman University campus. Directed by Furman music faculty member Dr. Omar Carmenates, A Night of World Premieres is open to the public, and is presented by the Furman Department of Music Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.
Furman University will host its 2016 Church Music Conference on campus Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21 and 22. The conference is open to the public. Founded in 1971, the Furman University Church Music Conference is made possible through a grant from the Thomson Foundation. Drawing church musicians from all over the Southeast, the conference features nationally known clinicians who present lectures and conduct workshops relating to the practice of church music.
Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.
Vincent Izzo ’16 doesn’t just hear music, he sees it. “I experience music in colors and shapes. I see it happening” he said. Izzo, who is a double major in accounting and music, possesses a rare ability known as synesthesia, and what he sees depends on the music genre. “Electronic music evokes wires and […]
The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. The event is open to the public, and is part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. Hosted by Furman music professor Laura Kennedy, Ph.D., the 90-minute concert features members of the Furman music faculty who will present a diverse array of older and newer repertoire for chamber ensemble.
Furman University will present a concert with organist Dr. Douglas Cleveland Thursday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The event is part of Furman’s 2015-16 Hartness Organ Series and Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Cleveland’s program, performed on Furman’s Hartness Organ (C.B. Fisk Opus 121, three manuals, 42 stops) will include works by Mozart, Franck, Jongen, and two contemporary composers, Pamela Decker and David Briggs.