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Chamber Wind Ensemble in concert Dec. 9

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Last updated December 3, 2014

By Tina Underwood

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The Furman University Chamber Wind Ensemble will present a concert Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

Presented by the Furman University Department of Music, the concert is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Wind Ensemble is conducted by Professor of Clarinet Dr. Robert Chesebro who is in his 50th year as a Furman faculty member. Retiring after this academic year, Chesebro will conduct 11 musicians in the program featuring works by Anton Reicha, Paul Hindemith, Charles Gounod, and Gordon Jacob.

The members of the Chamber Wind Ensemble are:

Akari Ogawa, flute
Douglas Harvill, Allison Rye, and Clare Miller, oboe
Evan Haight, Elizabeth Douglass, and Lydia Porter, clarinet
Brent Patteson and Mara Chamlee, horn
Bryson Wightman and Rachael Dennis, bassoon

Joining the music faculty in 1965, Chesebro is the Charles E. Daniel Professor of Music at Furman and a Yamaha Artist/Clinician. He has completed 25 seasons as musical director and conductor of the Carolina Youth Symphony. He has also conducted the Furman University Symphonic Band, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Hendersonville Symphony, Greenville Little Theater, Carolina Ballet Theater, and several all-state bands.

As an artist and clinician for the Yamaha Corporation, Chesebro provides woodwind clinics for students with a special “how to practice” routine. Recently, he joined Tod Kerstetter to co-author “The Everyday Virtuoso,” a book featuring a structured approach to developing virtuoso technique for advanced high school and college students. Chesebro holds doctorate and master’s degrees from Indiana University and a bachelor’s from Wisconsin State University.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman University Music Department at (864) 294-2086, or email the department at

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