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.
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin at Furman University William Preucil will perform in recital Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. A Sound Quality Series event, tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Celebrating his seventh year as a member of the Furman faculty, Preucil will perform sonatas by Beethoven, Leclair, and Brahms assisted by Furman faculty pianist David Gross and violinist Thomas Joiner.
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.