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.

SC Dance Theatre – To The Pointe!

SC Dance Theatre Presents To The Pointe!

Performances take place in Downtown Florence at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on March 16 at 7:30pm and March 17 at 3:00pm

Signature favorites from the Company’s repertoire and the classical “Paquita” make for an exciting blend of dance for the South Carolina Dance Theatre’s spring show “To the Pointe!” The depth and versatility of the Company’s repertoire and dancers are brought to the stage with energetic, lyrical, and classical ballet.

Fast paced and energetic, “Branche,” opens the program with a rapid pace, head swinging, psychedelic ballet. The mood lightens with “Palladio” and then moves to Romanian folk dances with “Carnival of Dreams.” The first act ends with “Standard Time,” the Company’s signature lyrical dance performed in blue jeans and unexpected pointe shoes to beautiful mood evoking music. The second act features the beautiful “The Mary’s Four,” “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” “Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman, and the program ends with the classical “Paquita,” the cornerstone of traditional ballet repertory.

For more information visit fmupac.org

Tickets available at fmupac.org

 

The Dallas String Quartet

Performing at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center is The Dallas String Quartet

Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm

The Dallas String Quartet is an international music sensation comprised of violinists Ion Zanca, Melissa Priller and Eleanor Dunbar and jazz bassist Young Heo. The group provides a fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings.

Joining the DSQ at this special performance will be members of the string section of the local Florence Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Terry Roberts.

Individual show tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below.

Joe Bergamini FMU Artist Series

Francis Marion University Artist Series presents Joe Bergamini

Performing at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Thursday March 7 at 7:30 pm

Joe Bergamini maintains a diverse career as a drummer, educator, author and publisher. Most well-known for his original progressive rock playing, Joe is the drummer in the bands 4Front and Happy the Man. He also works extensively on Broadway, on shows such as Movin’ Out, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, and Million Dollar Quartet.

Joe is the author of six popular drum books, Senior Drum Editor for Hudson Music, co-owner (with Dom Famularo) of Wizdom Media LLC, and an internationally recognized drum clinician and educator. He proudly endorses Tama drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Evans drumheads, and Latin Percussion.

Joe has generously made this trip to Francis Marion University to work with our Music Industry students and provides this program for the rest of us!

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

FMU Concert Band

The Francis Marion University Concert Band will be performing Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30pm at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence conducted by Terry Roberts.

The Francis Marion University Concert Band is composed of FMU students as well as community members from the Pee Dee region. Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, and FMU music faculty members.  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: Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444.

FMU String Ensemble

Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music directed by Terry Roberts, the University String Ensemble members meet for weekly rehearsals during Fall and Spring academic semesters, giving public recitals and accompanying other campus ensembles.

 

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

South Carolina Chamber Music Festival 2019

Francis Marion University presents

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival  its 7th Edition, February 25 – March 1, 2019, Black Box Theatre, Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence, Paolo André Gualdi and Brandon Goff, artistic directors

 

 

 

The Festival’s final day will bring a performance of Woman to Woman , a selection of works by women composers, performed by Eureka Duo Qiao Chen Solomon (violin) and Hyunjung Rachel Chung (piano).

 

 

 

Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended due to intimate size of performing space.

South Carolina Chamber Music Festival 2019

Francis Marion University presents

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival  its 7th Edition, February 25 – March 1, 2019, Black Box Theatre, Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence, Paolo André Gualdi and Brandon Goff, artistic directors

 

 

 

On Thursday we’ll see  The Invalid’s Sonnet as performed by electro-acoustic composer Mark Snyder, featuring soprano Charly Ann Roper and percussionist Tony Steve.

 

 

 

Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444

Advance reservations are strongly recommended due to intimate size of performing space.

South Carolina Chamber Music Festival 2019

Francis Marion University presents

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival  its 7th Edition, February 25 – March 1, 2019, Black Box Theatre, Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence, Paolo André Gualdi and Brandon Goff, artistic directors

 

On Wednesday we’ll be treated to Pasión, a Spanish Recital for voice and piano, performed by Kirstin Chavez as mezzo-soprano and FMU’s Paolo André Gualdi on piano.

 

 

Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended due to intimate size of performing space.

 

South Carolina Chamber Music Festival 2019

Francis Marion University presents

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival  its 7th Edition, February 25 – March 1, 2019, Black Box Theatre, Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence, Paolo André Gualdi and Brandon Goff, artistic directors

 

Tuesday’s line-up will feature Kirstin Chavez, renowned mezzo-soprano. At 4 p.m. a Voice Master Class will be held and at 7 p.m. a Live Recording Session of a new work by FMU Professor Brandon Goff will be the highlight.

 

For more information please contact the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444

Seating is limited to the first 25 people.