The Upstate South Carolina TUBACHRISTMAS concert will take place Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the UBS Ice on Main (adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott) in downtown Greenville. Furman University Music Department chair Dr. Mark Britt is coordinating the concert and will conduct with Dr. David Stern of Anderson University. This year marks the 40th anniversary of TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events presented throughout the world.
Furman Jazz Combos will present a concert Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. The concert is free and open to the public and is a CLP. The Jazz Combos are coached by Furman music faculty members Steve Watson and Keith Davis who teach in the jazz studies program directed by Dr. Matt Olson. Watson and Davis will lead students in music by Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, and Wes Montgomery.
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America (GOA), will speak on the Furman campus Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center. His talk, “Tickets to the Gun Show,” is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Furman’s Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow. Pratt has served for more than 30 years as head of GOA, a 300,000-member organization that lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington, D.C., and is involved in firearm issues in the states.
The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Monday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Directed by Furman faculty member Dr. Omar Carmenates, the one-hour concert will feature a wide range of 20th and 21st century music. The Furman Percussion Ensemble also extends an invitation to participate in its annual “come-one-come-all” performance of Phil Kline’s roaming holiday sound sculpture “Unsilent Night” Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. outside McAlister Auditorium on the Furman campus. Contact Omar Carmenates for more information, email@example.com.