South Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Francis Marion University  presents the Sixth Edition of the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Paolo Andre Gualdi, artistic director

February 19 – 23, 2018

Black Box Theater

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Monday, February 19 at 7:30pm –  Masterworks for violin and piano

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30pm – Faculty and Friends, voice and guitar

Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm – Live Recording of commissioned piece by Brandon Goff

Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm – Where Europe meets South America, piano duo

Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm – From Bartok to Beatles, Richter Uzur Duo (guitar and cello)

South Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Francis Marion University  presents the Sixth Edition of the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Paolo Andre Gualdi, artistic director

February 19 – 23, 2018

Black Box Theater

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Monday, February 19 at 7:30pm –  Masterworks for violin and piano

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30pm – Faculty and Friends, voice and guitar

Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm – Live Recording of commissioned piece by Brandon Goff

Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm – Where Europe meets South America, piano duo

Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm – From Bartok to Beatles, Richter Uzur Duo (guitar and cello)

South Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Francis Marion University  presents the Sixth Edition of the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Paolo Andre Gualdi, artistic director

February 19 – 23, 2018

Black Box Theater

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Monday, February 19 at 7:30pm –  Masterworks for violin and piano

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30pm – Faculty and Friends, voice and guitar

Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm – Live Recording of commissioned piece by Brandon Goff

Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm – Where Europe meets South America, piano duo

Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm – From Bartok to Beatles, Richter Uzur Duo (guitar and cello)

South Carolina Chamber Music Festival

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, produced by Francis Marion University’s Dr. Paolo Gualdi, will make its way to Florence for its sixth season and a full week of classical chamber music beginning on Monday, February 19th.
The festival will once again bring together world-class musicians from Brazil, Serbia, Hungary, Italy and the United States.
All festival events will be held in the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, so purchasing tickets in advance through the FMU Performing Arts Center box office is recommended. Ticket prices for all 7:30 p.m. performances are $5 for the general public, though students from FMU and are admitted free to all events with a valid student I.D., but are required to have a ticket as well.
The festival kicks off on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. as wife and husband combo Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi and Paolo Andre’ Gualdi present “Masterworks Violin and Piano” with music by Beethoven, Ravel, and Sarasate.
On Tuesday, special guests Duo Sureño (voice and guitar) will join forces with our own FMU MI Faculty, performing music by Villa-Lobos, Diabelli and others for the Festival’s Faculty and Friends night.
Wednesday night will see renowned percussion master Kobie Watkins premiering and recording a new, original work FMU’s music professor Dr. Brandon Goff. The recording session will begin at 7 p.m.
Thursday’s penultimate performance will be highlighted by Elizabeth Loparits and Mauricy Martin’s piano duet Where Europe Meets South America. Music by Schubert, Brahms and more.
On Friday night, the acclaimed Richter Uzur Duo, comprised of guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur, will take the stage to perform From Bartók to Beatles, a clever mix of contemporary and classical arrangements.

 

 

Francis Marion University Concert Band Performs

 The Francis Marion University Concert Band, Dr. Terry Roberts, conductor, will be performing its fall concert of the 2017-18 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: Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 between 12:00 and 5:00 pm.

University String Ensemble

Terry Roberts, director


Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music, 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. 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. 

University String Ensemble

Terry Roberts, director


Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music, 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. 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

Shane Reeves, director

 

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. 

Disappointed Valentines: The Mourning After

Join us for an intimate evening in the Black Box as Emily Pulley, soprano (USA) and Paolo Andre’ Gualdi, piano (Italy/USA), perform a recital for voice and piano – “Disappointed Valentines: The Mourning After” featuring music by Purcell, Schumann, Puccini, Gershwin and others.

$5 admission fee

Gypsy Swing Concert by the Velvet Caravan

Join us for an intimate evening in the Black Box with jazz quintet Velvet Caravan.

Velvet Caravan is one of the most unusual ensembles in the music business. Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor.

Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians that draw their roots from Venezuela, Serbia, Austin TX, Boston MA, and Southern Georgia.