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FSO presents Concerto Concert Feb. 13

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Left to right: Joanna Reeder (piano), Caroline Owen (piano), Dr. Thomas Joiner (conductor), Lattie Reddoch (piano), Ryan Patterson (marimba), Allison Rye (oboe)

The Furman Symphony Orchestra will present a concert Friday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus.

The concert is open to the public. A Sound Quality Concert Series event, tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. It is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program.

FSO’s “Concerto Concert” is a biennial event showcasing Furman’s finest student instrumentalists who are selected by competitive audition. With the 65-member FSO, conducted by Dr. Thomas Joiner, soloists will perform concerto movements from works by Goosens, Séjourné, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Grieg. The FSO will open the concert with Rossini’s Overture to La Gazza Ladra.

Student soloists for the Concerto Concert are:

Caroline Hill Owen (sophomore, Tucker, Ga.), piano
Ryan Patterson (junior, Easley, S.C.), marimba
Joanna Evelyn Reeder (senior, Monroe, N.C.), piano
Lattie Reddoch (sophomore, Calhoun, Ga.), piano
Allison Rye (senior, Dunwoody, Ga.), oboe

For more information or advance ticket sales, call the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086. Tickets may also be purchased online.

 About Thomas W. Joiner

Dr. Joiner has appeared as a conductor, violinist, chamber player, and teacher throughout the United States and 11 foreign countries. At Furman, he conducts the Furman Symphony Orchestra in orchestral, operatic, and oratorio performances. He also serves as the music director and conductor of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (N.C.). For more than three decades, Joiner served as a member of the artist-faculty of the Brevard Music Center where he was a concertmaster of the Brevard Music Festival Orchestra. Previous positions include Associate Principal Second Violin of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, first violinist with the Louisville Orchestra and Professor of Violin and Orchestral Activities at the University of Georgia School of Music. A native of Rock Hill, S.C., Joiner is a graduate of Furman University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Florida State University.

Last updated February 1, 2015
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