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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music will close with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For the festival, singers from selected high school programs in the region are invited to participate with mixed quartets of their finest singers. These groups practice and perform under the baton of Furman Singers director Dr. Hugh Ferguson Floyd who leads Saturday’s culminating concert with the Singers.
Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, pioneer of the Hindustani slide guitar, will present a concert Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. Joining him are two additional world-renowned artists, drummer Jeff Sipe (a.k.a. Apt Q-258) and tabla player Subhasis Bhattacharya. Presented by the Furman Music Department, the concert is free and open to the public, and it is a CLP event.
Furman University’s Marching Band, the Paladin Regiment, will present its annual Band Extravaganza concert Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The concert, a part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program, is open to the public and is held in conjunction with Family Weekend at the university. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Furman’s Jay Bocook will lead The Paladin Regiment in selections from its 2014 Exhibition Show “Back to the Future.”
The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. Open to the public, “A Fisk Jubilee” is part of a year-long series of events celebrating the 10th anniversary of the installation of the C.B. Fisk organ (Opus 121) at Furman. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth.
The 35th annual South Carolina Cello Choir weekend, “Cellobration,” will be held on the Furman campus Friday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 13. Registration is required for workshops and master classes. Concerts featured in Cellobration are open to the public. Friday evening’s performance is 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. The Cello Choir mass concert is Saturday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.