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Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble in concert Feb. 19

The Furman University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Conducted by Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken, and Director of Athletic Bands Jay Bocook, “Black Dog” is open to the public. Part of the Furman Sound Quality Concert Series, the program features Furman faculty member and clarinetist Cecilia Kang. Tickets for the CLP event are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

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Husband & wife piano team duo runedako in concert Feb. 17

duo runedako, the husband and wife team of Furman University music professors Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman, will perform pieces for duo piano Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Presented by Furman Partners in the Arts, the concert is free and open to the public. The concert of modern classical music will feature works for piano duet, piano duo and solo piano with some electronics.

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Faculty Chamber Music Series features Preucil Feb. 22

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin at Furman University William Preucil will be the featured artist in a concert presented by the Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The recital, “An Evening of Brahms,” is open to the public. Preucil will perform with Furman music faculty members David Gross (piano), Thomas Joiner (violin), Anna Barbrey Joiner (viola) and Christopher Hutton (violoncello). Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

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Jazz Ensemble and Combos present concert Feb. 12

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present a concert Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman University campus. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The CLP performance features music from Luiz Bonfá, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones and other artists. Dr. Matt Olson, Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman, will conduct the ensemble and combos, which are coached by Olson and Furman faculty member and jazz guitarist, Steve Watson.

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Organist Caroline Robinson in concert Feb. 11

Furman University will present a concert featuring Greenville native and emerging young star organist Caroline Robinson Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The recital is open to the public and is presented by the Furman Hartness Organ Series. Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. The recital will be performed on Furman’s Hartness Organ (Opus 121 of C.B. Fisk Organ Builders), and features works by Sweelinck, Lübeck, J.S. Bach, Widor, Duruflé, and Calvin Hampton.

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Faculty members present chamber music Jan. 15

The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Friday, Jan. 15, 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. The 90-minute concert is hosted by Furman Music Theory and History Instructor Carolyn Carrier-McClimon. Thirteen faculty members will perform a diverse array of older and newer repertoire for chamber ensemble.

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Tompkins presents organ recital Jan. 21

Furman University will present a concert featuring faculty member and University Organist Charles Tompkins Thursday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Part of Furman’s annual Church Music Conference, the recital is open to the public and is presented by the Furman Hartness Organ Series. Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

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Furman hosts Church Music Conference Jan. 21-22

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.

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Furman Symphony, Oratorio Chorus to present “Messiah” Dec. 4

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.

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Engaging all the senses

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.