GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Furman Symphony Orchestra will perform its “Biennial Concerto Concert” Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.
The concert is open to the public and presented by the Sound Quality Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $3 for students, and are available in advance or at the door.
Jay Bocook, Furman’s director of athletic bands, assumes the baton for the Furman Symphony while Thomas Joiner is on sabbatical.
The 75-member symphony orchestra will perform concerti by Weber, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Ibert, Bartók and Rimsky-Korsakov. Six soloists, selected by competitive audition, are featured in the concert: Mary Catherine Pitts (Moore, S.C.), bassoon; Seth Gilliard (Johns Island, S.C.), violin; Andrew Brooks (Belton, S.C.), horn; Jesse James (Anderson, S.C.), piano; Rachel Donaldson (Brentwood, Tenn.), alto saxophone; and Joshua Espinoza (Greensboro, N.C.), piano.
A Furman graduate, Bocook is recognized internationally as a composer, arranger, conductor and educator. His arrangements have been heard in numerous Olympic Games ceremonies, as well as in concert halls from the Kennedy Center to Queens Theater in London. He was recently inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame for his work as music arranger for the Garfield Cadets.
For more information about the concert, call the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.