Florence Symphony Orchestra | AT THE MOVIES WITH GERSHWIN

Florence Symphony Orchestra

At the Movies with Gershwin 

performance with Thomas Pandolfi

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

April 27, 2020 at 7:30pm

The FSO pays tribute to the Florence Symphony Guild’s 50 years of service with a concert featuring favorite movie scores from the past 50 years. Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will treat the audience with Rhapsody in Blue.

Tickets available online FMU PAC

or FMUPAC box office or call 843-661-4444

Florence Symphony Orchestra Family

Florence Symphony Orchestra

Family Performance

Peter and the Wolf

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm

The Florence Symphony Orchestra will present the symphonic fairytale, “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev, along with the “Toy Symphony” by Haydn on February 23 at 3 pm.

Post concert, children may visit an instrument “Petting Zoo” where they can get an up-close look at the different instruments of the symphony.

Tickets are on sale now at the FMU PAC ticket office for $10, general admission.

Florence Symphony Orchestra and Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University celebrates its 50th Anniversary featuring Francis Marion University alumni and performances by the Florence Symphony Orchestra.

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30pm

Performances

“Lincoln Portrait” Copland Narrated by 20019 FMU grad John Sweeney

“Three Sopranos” FMU Alumni Arthenius Jackson-2009, Bree Boyce Marsh-2015, Caroline Starling-2017

Symphony No. 7  Beethoven

Tickets may be purchased online, by calling the PAC Ticket Office at (843) 661-4444 or by stopping in at 201 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC.

Florence Symphony Orchestra Night at the Opera

The Florence Symphony Orchestra presents a Night at the Opera with Così fan tutte, K. 588 by Mozart.

Performers include Alexander Elliot (baritone)Mary Frances Coleman (soprano),
Katie Gatch (soprano)Michael David Gray (tenor), and Graham Wright (baritone).

Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 between Monday thru Friday, 12:00 and 5:00 pm.

A Valentines to Remember

Join the Florence Regional Arts Alliance for A Valentines to Remember, a fundraising Jazz Concert, at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on February 16th at 8pm. This show features the Florence Area Big Band and special guest, Florence native and drummer with Doc Severinsen’s Big Band, Stockton Helbing.

 

Reserved VIP tickets are $45 and includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 at the Waters Building in downtown Florence.  Reserved tickets for the concert only are $25, and student tickets are $10.

Event tickets available at the PAC box office and fmupac.org

Stockton was first hired to tour the world by his musical hero Maynard Ferguson. During that nearly four year time period Stockton was a featured soloist, the youngest person to ever be Maynard’s music director, the only drummer to ever be Maynard’s music director, and producer of Maynard’s last studio recording, The One and Only Maynard Ferguson (2007).

 

Stockton has also performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Arturo Sandoval, the Maniacal 4, Erika Badu, David Braid, Steve Wiest, Jennifer Holiday, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Denis DiBlasio, The Cincinnati Pops, Chip McNeill, Darden Purcell, Clay Jenkins, Phil Woods, Wayne Bergeron, Randy Brecker, The Imperial Brass, Mary Wilson, Paul Tynan, Ernie Watts and many more.

 

Before Stockton toured the world, Stockton began his musical career in Florence. Stockton was part of Florence School District One Fine Arts “DOME” program and a 1998 graduate of West Florence High School.  Stockton played percussion with the Florence Symphony Orchestra, prior to the creation of Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra. Stockton performed as the original drummer with the Florence Area Big Band’s founding musicians, Allen Brown, Randy Shell, and Julian Graham.

 

Stockton will perform with the Florence Area Big Band favorites from the libraries of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich along with many popular standards.

 

The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is celebrating 35 years of helping the Arts in Florence County.  Since 1983, the FRAA has been committed to preserving, supporting, and promoting a vibrant arts community for Florence County.  The funds raised from this concert will go towards operating expenses allowing the Florence Regional Arts Alliance to provide arts grant support, scholarships, arts marketing and arts programming to Florence County.

 

Event tickets available at the PAC box office and fmupac.org

For more information about the Florence Regional Arts Alliance visit florenceartsalliance.org or call 843.407-3092.

 

Florence Symphony Orchestra

Florence Symphony Orchestra Concert will perform at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

February 11th at 7:30pm

Bolero

Program

Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 21 | Chopin

La Valse | Ravel

Pavane pour une infante défunte | Ravel

Bolero | Ravel

Paolo Gualdi will be on piano

 

For reservations call the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 or click here.

Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra – Auditions

Auditions for the Florence Symphony and Youth Orchestra
The Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2018/19 Season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.
Youth Orchestra auditions are May 15 for strings and May 22 for winds/brass/percussion. 
Visit http://www.florencesymphony.com/fsyo-auditions to submit an online application, view audition requirements and reserve your spot.
For more information, contact FSYO music director and conductor, Ricky Hyman, at fsyorchestra@gmail.com
 
 
 

Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra – Auditions

Auditions for the Florence Symphony and Youth Orchestra
The Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2018/19 Season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.
Youth Orchestra auditions are May 15 for strings and May 22 for winds/brass/percussion. 
Visit http://www.florencesymphony.com/fsyo-auditions to submit an online application, view audition requirements and reserve your spot.
For more information, contact FSYO music director and conductor, Ricky Hyman, at fsyorchestra@gmail.com
 
 
 

Florence Symphony Orchestra – Auditions

Auditions for the Florence Symphony
The Florence Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2018/19 Season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.
Auditions for the FSO are Monday, May 7 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 
To schedule an audition, contact Mark Jackson, FSO Personnel Manager, at markjacksonfso@gmail.com.

Florence Symphony Orchestra – Symphonic Rock

The Florence Symphony Orchestra Presents

Symphonic Rock

Monday, April 30th,  7:30 pm

in Downtown Florence at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Season subscriptions for 2018-19 go on sale this same evening!