30 - 50% discount available through Oct 1!
Eleven events - specify date for Singers Tour and Cinderella Lyric Theater

  • $ 110    ...One Set- Adult
  • 55     ...One Set - Senior 60+ / OLLi member
  • $  27.50...One Set - Student / Youth


  • $20 ...Adults
  • $15 ...Seniors 60+, OLLi
  • 5... Students/Youth/FUfac/staff

Purchase in advance on-line*, by phone or from the Music Office**. Night of the event: box office (ticket table) opens 1 hour prior to start time.  864-294-2086

MUSIC MAJORS: If you perform in it, each of our current majors may claim 1 free comp ticket to each of the Sound Quality Series events.

FURMAN PARENTS: Your student will receive two free 'comp' tickets to each concert in which they perform, so you may not need to purchase tickets. Remind them!  (If the event is ticketed.)

Doors open 30 minutes prior. Late arrivals will be asked to wait in the foyer until first applause and then slip in quietly.  Please do NOT enter or exit while a piece is being performed. 

Children: All events are appropriate for well-behaved children age six and older. To avoid disruption, please escort them to the lobby if they are unable to remain seated and quiet for the entire performance.

Sound Quality Schedule 

October 1
Hartness Organ Series
Paul Jacobs, guest artist
Tuesday, 8pm, Daniel Chapel

PAUL JACOBS, one of the superstar American organists of our time, is Professor of Organ at the Julliard School of Music in New York city. He presents dozens of solo recitals each year, both in the United States and abroad, and performs regularly with major orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. The only classical organist ever to receive a Grammy award (for his recording of Messiaen's Livre du Saint Sacrément), his program at Furman will include works by Bach, Mozart and Ives, as well as Alexandre Guilmant's rhapsodic and virtuosic First Sonata in D minor.

October 25
Furman Symphony Orchestra
John Concklin, guest conductor
Friday, 8pm, McAlister Auditorium
JOHN CONCKLIN, guest conductor The Furman Symphony Orchestra opens the large ensemble series with masterworks Symphony #104 (London) by Haydn, Faurè’s Pèlleas and Mèlisande, and Javelin by contemporary composer Michael Torke. The program is under the direction of guest conductor John Concklin.

November 8
Faculty Chamber Recital
Friday, 8pm, Daniel Recital Hall
Join us for a night of art song and jazz emceed by Furman professor Benjamin Dobbs. Among the program features will be tenor Grant Knox and flutist Cynthia Hopkins presenting John Corigliano’s Three Irish Folksong Settings, and bass-baritone Craig Price performing Gustav Mahler’s Fünf Rückert Lieder with pianist Dewitt Tipton. Finally, Furman’s jazz faculty will cap off the evening with some swinging music.

December 6
Friday, 8pm, McAlister Auditorium
Hugh Ferguson Floyd conducts.
Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus Handel’s Messiah occupies a unique, near mythical position as a monument of western civilization. In its two-and-a-half-century history, Messiah has received more performances by more musicians, amateur and professional alike, than any other major work. One of the most highly anticipated presentations on the Furman calendar, Hugh Ferguson Floyd conducts the Furman Symphony Orchestra, the Furman Oratorio Chorus and student soloists as they present Parts I and II of Messiah, concluding with the “Hallelujah” chorus. Purchase your tickets early for this event!

January 24
Faculty Chamber Recital
Friday, 8pm, Daniel Recital Hall
Emceed by Furman professor Benjamin Dobbs, this 90-minute program includes music for voice, brass, and strings. Soprano Alison Trainer will present Darius Mihaud’s Chansons de Ronsard with pianist Dewitt Tipton. The Poinsett Piano Trio featuring pianist David Gross, violinist Deidre Hutton, and violoncellist Christopher Hutton will perform a selection from their extensive repertoire. Finally, trumpeter Gary Malvern, trombonist Mark Britt, and pianist Derek Parsons will team up to perform Eric Ewazen’s An Elizabethan Songbook.

February 14
Furman Jazz Ensemble and Combos
Mike Kocour, guest artist
Friday, 8pm, Daniel Recital Hall
MIKE KOCOUR, guest artist Joined by acclaimed guest artist Mike Kocour on piano, the Furman Jazz Ensemble and Combos will present a toe-tapping program of music from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz compositions for both big band and small group. Kocour has several recordings to his name and serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University.

February 28
Furman Symphony Orchestra
Charlie Vernon, trombone guest soloist
David Glover, guest conductor
Friday, 8pm, McAlister Auditorium
CHARLIE VERNON, trombone guest soloist DAVID GLOVER, guest conductor The Furman Symphony Orchestra presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, Symphony No. 8 by Beethoven, and Chicago Symphony trombonist Charles Vernon performing Ewazen’s Rhapsody for Bass Trombone. The concert is directed by guest conductor David Glover, music director of the Lynchburg Virginia Symphony. Glover also has held conducting positions with the North Carolina Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony.

March 16 & 17
Furman Singers
Hugh Ferguson Floyd, conductor
Monday/Tuesday, 8pm, Daniel Chapel

April 4
Percussion Ensemble
Omar Carmenates, director
Saturday, 8pm, Daniel Recital Hall

April 17
Furman Symphonic Band
Conducted by Sue Samuels and Jay Bocook
Friday, 8pm, McAlister Auditorium

April 23 and 25
Furman Lyric Theatre presents
Cendrillon (Cinderella, English) by Jules Massenet
Keith Chambers, guest conductor
Thursday/Saturday, 8pm, McAlister Auditorium
Furman Lyric Theatre - Cinderella by Jules Massenet Thursday & Saturday, 8pm, McAlister Auditorium Grant Knox, director Keith Chambers, guest conductor Furman Symphony Orchestra Massenet’s lavish setting of this classic fairy tale aptly blends wit, sophistication and elegance. Based on the story by Charles Perrault, this opera should please all ages, pairing beautiful music with the familiar story of the ash-sweeping Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, the magic glass slippers, and of course, Prince Charming. The opera will be sung in English.

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