Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice at the PAC

Thursday, April 6
7:30pm

Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice are set to take over the Mainstage on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 pm.

ickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.fmupac.org, by phone at 843-661-4444, or in person at the PAC Box Office, 201 S. Dargan St. in downtown Florence. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm

 

 

FMU Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Paolo André Gualdi, director

 

The FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble allows students in a small group setting to learn and hone improvisational skills within the the jazz idiom. Recently, works have been selected from music by Metheny, Corea, Ritenour, Jobim and others.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 between 12:00 and 5:00 pm. The first 100 tickets for each Mainstage performance are free to FMU students (you must show your FMU ID at the Box Office to receive a ticket). Thanks to Department of Fine Arts sponsorship, all remaining tickets are just $5 each. 

FMU Concert Band Concert

Dr. Terry Roberts, conductor
The Francis Marion University Concert Band will be performing its final concert of the 2016-17 season at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence.

The Francis Marion University Concert Band is composed of FMU students as well as community members from Florence, Lake City, Darlington, Dillon, Hartsville, Columbia,  Marion and surrounding areas.  Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, and FMU music faculty members.  Due to the quality of the local talent of the band members, the group has been tagged the “Who’s Who of the Florence Instrumental Music Scene.”  Membership is open to all FMU students and area residents who are experienced concert band instrumentalists.  Performances include traditional concert band music as well as popular and show music.  The program began as a way to give students of FMU a chance to perform music, earn academic credit for performance in the ensemble, and to become involved with other students in campus life.

Beginning in the spring of 2002, the FMU Concert Band rehearsals were scheduled on Tuesday evenings and adult musicians from the region were invited to participate.  The band continues to rehearse every Tuesday evening.

We are always seeking additional participants; if you play a band instrument or know someone looking for a place to play, please contact us. Information can be found at Music – Instrumental Program or email Dr. Terry Roberts at troberts@fmarion.edu

RESERVATIONS: All middle and high school students who show an ID and those younger are free.  All remaining tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door the night of the concert.  Tickets may also be purchased in advance by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 between 12:00 and 5:00 pm.  The Box Office is also open 90 minutes before any Presenting Series event, Florence Symphony Orchestra concert, or Department of Fine Arts performance. The first 100 tickets are free to FMU students who present valid FMU ID’s at the Box Office.  For this concert,  Tickets are not available online.

Eagle wing at the PAC

Saturday, April 1
5:00pm

We know that there are Carolina fans out there excited to see their guys in the Final Four this weekend, but since the game doesn’t begin until 6pm, we hope you will join us in the BB&T Amphitheatre first for a concert with Marion, SC based Eaglewing, a tribute band chronicling the legendary music of The Eagles. This performance is FREE to the public.

 

Eaglewing takes you on a musical journey from 1971 thru 2007, re-living the Eagle’s songs that shaped your life.  With each song crafted to be as close to the original recording as possible – from the carefully orchestrated guitar and keyboard works to their signature vocal harmonies. Guaranteed to please even the most discriminating Eagles fans!

Lee Greenwood at the PAC

We are pleased to announce a special addition to the Lee Greenwood performance. Country music singer/songwriter, Michael Cosner, accompanied by Mickey Wall, will open the evening.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.fmupac.org, by phone at 843-661-4444, or in person at the PAC Box Office, 201 S. Dargan St. in downtown Florence. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm.

Francis Marion University Concert Choir and Cut Time Vocalists

Dr. Paul Thompson, director


Open to all university students, the University Concert Choir has an average enrollment of between 35 and 45 students.  This group has sung in numerous area churches and has also performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra.  They have performed such major choral works as the “Polovetzian Dance and Chorus” of Alexander Borodin, the “Schicksalslied” of Johannes Brahms, and the Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Recently their concerts have included selections accompanied by the newly formed Francis Marion string ensemble.

Francis Marion’s show choir, CUT TIME is a small, audition-only vocal group.  This group performs throughout the region for schools and service organizations.  In the fall of 1996 they traveled to Lake City and Charleston, singing in 5 high schools.  In October of 1997 they sang at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando.  In 1998 they traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, in Washington, D.C. and in Vienna, Austria.  In April of 2002, they returned to Disney World and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.  Spring of 2003 included a performance cruise to the Bahamas.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 between 12:00 and 5:00 pm. The first 100 tickets for each Mainstage performance are free to FMU students (you must show your FMU ID at the Box Office to receive a ticket). Thanks to Department of Fine Arts sponsorship, all remaining tickets are just $5 each. 

FMU Percussion Ensemble

The percussion ensemble performs music written expressly for percussion. The works performed by the ensemble utilize a variety of percussion instruments and encompass a multitude of musical styles including classic works for percussion ensemble, world music, transcriptions, and contemporary percussion music.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 between 12:00 and 5:00 pm. The first 100 tickets for each Mainstage performance are free to FMU students (you must show your FMU ID at the Box Office to receive a ticket). Thanks to Department of Fine Arts sponsorship, all remaining tickets are just $5 each.

FMU Faculty Showcase

Faculty showcase, with special guest Sumire Worman

PROGRAM
L. Mozart (1719-1787)
Sinfonia Pastorella for Alphorn and Strings

Terry Roberts, alphorn (USA)
Terris Roberts, Lorianne Turner, violins
Mary Louise Nagata, viola
Julia Krebs, cello

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C. Cangelosi (b. 1982)
Theatric No. 1 “Hiding in Plain Sight”

I. Trevino (b. 1983)
“2+1”

Shane Reeves, percussion (USA)
Kelly Grill, guest percussionist (USA)

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G. Faure’ (1845-1924)
Dolly Suite, Op 56

J. Brahms (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dances no. 1, 2, 5

Sumire Worman, piano (Japan)
Paolo André Gualdi, piano (Italy/USA)

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For more information please visit:
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Piano Trio and Sonatas

Music by Debussy, Franck, and Beethoven will be performed by Micah Gangwer, violin (USA); Dusan Vukajlovic, cello (Serbia); and Joel Hastings, piano (Canada).

Admission is $5.

For more information please visit:
http://pagualdi.wix.com/sccmf

FMU Concert Band “Visions of Lights”

The Francis Marion University Concert Band will present its winter concert, Visions of Lights at 7:30pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at The FMU Performing Arts Center.  Come out and enjoy this uplifting bright concert in the middle of the cold, dark, dreary winter.  The concert will feature trumpet soloist, Spencer Nance and West Florence HS Band Student, Coleman Wright on Saxophone.  Concerts last 45-60 minutes without an intermission.
 
The 70-plus member concert band, directed by Kelly Jokisch, is composed of a combination of FMU student and community musicians.  Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, and FMU faculty members.
 
Free to all Middle and High School students with school Id, elementary children, first 100 FMU students who present valid ID at the Box Office / All remaining tickets are $5 each.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office (843-661-4444), visiting the Box Office M-F from 12-5pm or purchased at the door the night of the concert.  To keep up-to-date with Francis Marion’s Cultural Events, please visit:  http://departments.fmarion.edu/finearts.