Honors Recital 2014

Spring Honors Recital March 31

The Furman University Department of Music will present its Spring Honors Recital Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. A reception follows the event. The recital is free and open to the public and features seven outstanding students who are nominated and selected by Furman’s music faculty. Participants this spring are: Jessie Barnett, mezzo-soprano; Peter Dimery, saxophone; Alexander H. Helms, euphonium; Emily Lamb, viola; James Vincent Masanotti, violin; Allison Rye, oboe; Stephanie Simon, composition.

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Lyric Theatre Presents Diary of One Who Vanished

The Furman University Music Department’s Lyric Theatre will present Diary of One Who Vanished, Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Directed by Furman Professor of Voice Grant Knox, D.M., the performance is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Diary of One Who Vanished is co-presented with the Furman Women’s Chorale and is conducted by Furman Music Professor Vivian Hamilton, D.M.A. Guest Martin Katz accompanies the Women’s Chorale, tenor Knox and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wor of Atlanta.

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Hartness Organ Series features father/son duo

Furman University’s 2014-2015 Hartness Organ Series will conclude Tuesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. with a recital in Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman campus. Part of a series celebrating 10 years since the installation of the university’s C.B. Fisk pipe organ, the recital will be presented by University Organist and Professor of Organ Charles Tompkins, D.M.A., and his son, violinist Gregory Tompkins. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

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Singers to perform seven concerts during tour

The Furman University Singers will be on tour Sunday, March 8 through Tuesday, March 17 performing at local and regional churches, with two closing concerts in Daniel Memorial Chapel Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the closing performances are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. All other tour events are free and open to the public.

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Davis to guest conduct Singers’ closing concert

The Furman University Singers will conclude their spring tour with two concerts Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. As part of the presidential inauguration festivities taking place that week, Furman President Elizabeth Davis will lead the Singers in the piece, “Brown Eyes,” during the March 16 performance. The CLP performances by the 90-voice ensemble are part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets, available online and at the door, are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

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Lyric Theatre presents double bill: “Dido and Aeneas” and “The Medium”

The Furman University Music Department will present a double bill of classic operas “Dido and Aeneas” and “The Medium” Thursday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. Directed by Furman Professor of Voice Grant Knox, D.M., the operas are open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. “Dido and Aeneas” is co-presented with the Furman Chamber Choir and conducted by Furman Music Professor Bill Thomas, D.M. Furman Music Professor Hugh Floyd, D.M.A., conducts Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium.”

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Furman Chorale performs March 3

The Furman University Chorale will present a concert Tuesday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman campus. Conducted by Music Professor Vivian Hamilton, D.M.A., and assisted by Furman junior Henry Branson (Chapel Hill, N.C.), the concert is free and open to the public. Furman sophomore and pianist Kevin Edens of Marietta, S.C. will accompany nearly 40 voices in the concert.

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Preucil and Ransom perform March 2

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin at Furman University William Preucil will perform with pianist William Ransom, D.M.A., in recital Monday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. The recital is free and open to the public. Preucil and Ransom will perform sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven, Schumann, and Grieg.

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Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble in concert Feb. 20

The Furman University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. Conducted by Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken, “Good Night, Dear Heart” is open to the public, and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

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Miami String Quartet in concert Feb. 19

Furman University will host a performance by the acclaimed Miami String Quartet Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Presented by the Furman University Partners in the Arts initiative and the Sound Quality Concert Series, the concert is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. The quartet was praised by The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy.”