Lake City Concert Series | FRISSON ENSEMBLE

Lake City Concert Series presents as part of its 2019-2020 Season

Frisson Ensemble

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm

Lake City Presbyterian Church, Lake City, SC

For more information contact (843) 374-8611 or

From New York City, the ensemble features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars drawn from many of the nation’s major music schools including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, nonets, and a small chamber orchestra. The ensemble made its debut in major cities across the United States during the 2017-18 season. They are rapidly becoming one of the busiest classical music ensembles with dozens of performances annually. Six of the artists will be performing in Lake City.

The Masterworks Choir | The Masterworks Children’s Choir

The Masterworks Children’s Choir and The Masterworks Choir will present

Concert of American Music

Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 pm

at Central United Methodist Church in Florence. 
The performance will feature the music of American composers such as Copland, Billings, Bernstein, Wilberg, among others. 
There is no charge for admission and everyone is invited to attend. 
Don’t miss this exciting concert featuring the Masterworks Children’s Choir.

Francis Marion University Artist Series | Andrew Drannon

Francis Marion University Artist Series

Andrew Drannon, pianist and composer

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Downtown Florence

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:30pm

Andrew Drannon is a writer and composer based in New York. He hails from Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as Professor of Music Technology and Composition at Rhodes College. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and was a composer fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival. In 2018, he formed Awen Productions, an arts organization dedicated to innovative new work that helps people connect.

Tickets to the general public are $5, as space allows.

Tickets are available to FMU students, faculty, and staff at no charge upon showing an FMU ID.

FMU PAC Ticket Office at 201 South Dargan Street is open Monday through Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, or by calling 843-661-4444.

Lake City Concert Series | Mark Husey and Mary Alice Thomy Bogue

Lake City Concert Series hosts as part of its 2019/2020 Series

Mark Husey and Mary Alice Thomy Bogue

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm

Lake City Presbyterian Church, Lake City, SC

Tickets available at the door with a reception following the concert

843-374-8611 for more information 

Recently acclaimed a “world renown organist” and “YouTube organ influencer,” Mark Husey gained global notoriety through amassing over 5 million views of over 800 videos on his two YouTube channels.

Mark Husey – YouTube & VisitStPeters – YouTube

Following his ten years of service at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Columbia, he is currently Parish Organist at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Pedro California and visiting organist at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles.
In addition to Mr. Husey’s performance of organ works of J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Paul Hindemith, this concert features Mary Alice Thomy Bogue, Katie Gatch, and Mac McDougal performing vocal duets and quartets.

Symphonic Electronic

In an eclectic twist of live music and live game play, the Coker Concert Band and the college’s esports team are collaborating on a special concert event, Symphonic Electronic, on April 15, 7:30pm in the Watson Theater at the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center on Coker’s campus.


The concert will be an immersive experience featuring music from some of the most iconic video games of all time––the music will be played by the concert band and the video games, streaming live during the concert, will be played by Coker’s esports team. Some of the games featured include World of Warcraft, Halo, and Starcraft. For a concert preview, please check out this video.


“I am so excited about this concert!,” says Kelly Jokisch, director of the Coker Concert Band.  “The audience will love the recognizable themes from some classic games, but will also be struck by the quality of some less familiar selections.  The collaboration with Coach Rudy and the esports team has been a lot of fun, and I think this concert will be accessible to a broad audience.”


“Collaborating with the Coker Concert Band is a unique experience for myself and my players,” says Joseph Rudy, Director and Coach of the Esports Program. “I am very excited to be a part of this performance. As someone who grew up playing the majority of these games, it is an amazing experience to be able to hear them played out by a live band, while my players are playing along with them.”


The Coker Concert Band has 65 members, which includes not only Coker students, but community members, as well.


The concert is free and open to the public.


For more information about Symphonic Electronic, please contact Kelly Jokisch, director of the Coker Concert Band at

The Masterworks Choir Winter Concert

 The Masterworks Choir presents their Winter Concert
“Choral Masterworks”
Sunday, March 10th at 4:00 pm at Central United Methodist Church
The 73 member ensemble will be joined by a chamber orchestra and will highlight ten soloists from within the choir.  
The central work to be performed is Vesperae solenness de confessore (Solemn Vespers) by Mozart
This concert is free and open to the public

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.

Florence District 1 Schools Perform

Florence 1 Schools Students First

Florence School District One Students to Share Music with Magnolia Mall Shoppers.

Performances are February 28, March 1, and March 2, 2019.

For more information contact Florence One Performing Arts Coordinator


 February 28: Thursday events 

5:00 Timrod Elementary Chorus 

5:15 Carver Elementary Chorus 

5:30 South Florence Choraliers 

5:45 Wallace-Gregg Chorus & Dancers 

6:00 Delmae Treble Dawgs 

6:15 Lester Elementary Chorus 

6:30 McLaurin Elementary Chorus 

6:45 Greenwood Elementary Chorus 

7:00 West Florence Knight Edition & Chorus 


March 1: Friday events 

5:00 Southside Middle Piano Class 

5:15 Southside Middle Orchestra 

6:00 Savannah Grove Elementary Chorus 

6:15 Southside Middle Blue Notes & Chorus 

6:45 Wilson Tiger Production 

7:15 North Vista Elementary Chorus 

7:30 Williams Middle Jazz Band 

8:00 West Florence Jazz Knights 


March 2: Saturday events 

11:00 Elementary Mass Strings 

11:30 District One Vocal Stars 

12:00 Elementary Mass Band 

12:45 Sneed Middle Beginning Band 1:00 Sneed Middle Band 

1:30 Sneed Middle Squires 

2:00 Palmetto Youth Academy 2:30 South Florence Percussion Ensemble 

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

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

For more information about the Florence Regional Arts Alliance visit 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



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.