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Furman Symphonic Winds in concert Nov. 19

Furman Symphonic Winds will present its fall concert Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus.

Jubilee! is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for adults $3 for seniors and students. The concert is presented by the Furman Department of Music, and is part of the university’s Cultural Life Program.

The performance features Furman’s Director of Bands, Leslie W. Hicken, who conducts the 85-member Symphonic Winds. Also conducting are Furman senior music education majors Hannah Carlson of Tallahassee, Fla., and Alex Helms of Rock Hill, S.C.

Guest composer, Edward Green

Guest composer, Dr. Edward Green

Music and arrangements by John Philip Sousa, William Byrd, Gordon Jacob, Ron Nelson, and guest composer Edward Green will be part of the program along with a Consortium World Premiere of Symphony in E-flat for Concert Wind Ensemble (revised 2014) by Green.

Furman faculty member Lisa Barksdale, soprano, is soloist for Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee.

For more information about the concert, contact the Furman Band Office at (864) 294-3069, or email the department,

About guest composer Edward Green
Edward Green is an award-winning composer and professor since 1984 at Manhattan School of Music where he teaches both Composition and Music History. He is also on the faculty of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York. For several years, he served as a Senior Scholar in American Music for the Fulbright Foundation, and with the foundation’s support, conducted doctoral seminars in Argentina. He is editor of the recently published Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington, and earlier, China and the West: The Birth of New Music, published in translation by Shanghai Conservatory Press. Some of Dr. Green’s wide-ranging scholarly writings and recordings of his compositions are available on his website: Green lives in New York City with his wife, actor and singer Carrie Wilson.

Last updated November 18, 2015
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