Furman Department of Music announces Sound Quality Concert Series

A scene from a Furman Symphony Orchestra concert.

The Furman Department of Music has announced its 2019-20 Sound Quality Concert Series.

Open to the public, the 11 featured events include performances by the Furman Symphony Orchestra under the baton of two esteemed guest conductors; the Furman Symphonic Band conducted by Director of Bands Sue Samuels; Hugh Ferguson Floyd and the Furman Singers as they prepare for their European Tour; smaller chamber groups including the Jazz and Percussion ensembles; as well as guest organist Paul Jacobs and many of Furman’s own music department faculty.

Tickets for individual events are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60 and up and $5 for students. Prices are significantly lower when the entire set is purchased prior to Oct. 1. Season tickets are now on sale at 30-50 percent off.

In addition to the Sound Quality Series, the music department presents dozens of other concerts showcasing the talents of faculty, special guests and students. A full listing of upcoming music department events may be found here.

The 2019-20 Sound Quality Series calendar follows:

Furman University Department of Music
Sound Quality Series
2019-2020

October

1 Hartness Organ Series
Paul Jacobs, guest artist
Tuesday, 8 p.m., Daniel Chapel, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

25 Furman Symphony Orchestra
John Y.S. Concklin, guest conductor
Friday, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

November

8 Faculty Chamber Recital
Benjamin Dobbs, emcee
Friday, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

December

6 Handel’s “Messiah”
Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus
Hugh Ferguson Floyd, conductor
Friday, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth
January

24 Faculty Chamber Recital
Benjamin Dobbs, emcee
Friday, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

February

14 Furman Jazz Ensemble and Combos
Mike Kocour, jazz piano guest artist
Friday, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

28 Furman Symphony Orchestra
Charlie Vernon, trombone, guest artist
David Glover, guest conductor
Friday, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

March

16/17 Furman Singers Tour Concert
Hugh Ferguson Floyd, conductor
Monday/Tuesday, 8 p.m., Daniel Chapel, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

April

4 Percussion Ensemble
Omar Carmenates, conductor
Saturday, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

17 Furman Symphonic Band
Conducted by Sue Samuels and Jay Bocook
Friday, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

23/25 Furman Lyric Theatre – “Cinderella” by Jules Massenet
Grant Knox, director
Keith Chambers, guest conductor
Furman Symphony Orchestra
Thursday/Saturday, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students/youth

For more information, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086, and MusicTickets@furman.edu.