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Furman faculty to perform in Newberry Opera House March 24

Newberry Opera House

Last updated March 12, 2014

By Tina Underwood

Newberry chamberFurman University music faculty will present a chamber music concert Monday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the historic Newberry Opera House, Newberry, S.C. A reception with the performers follows the concert.

As part of the Furman Music Department’s Partners in the Arts outreach initiative, the event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students.

The program includes a selection of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words” arranged for clarinet, cello and piano, “Mallorca” by Isaac Albeniz, and a rare performance of “Capriccio for Piano and Winds” by Leos Janacek.

Also on the program are works by California-based composer Christopher Dobrian and noted Dutch minimalist Louis Andriessen. The internationally acclaimed duo runedako will present Dobrian’s “Upon Reflection” (2013), and a diverse quartet consisting of piano, guitar, marimba, and saxophone will present Andriessen’s aggressive masterpiece “Hout.”

Performers in the concert include Mark Britt, trombone; Omar Carmenates, marimba; Robert Chesebro, clarinet; Cynthia Hopkins, flute; Christopher Hutton, cello; Dan Koppelman, piano; Ruby Morgan, piano; Ruth Neville, piano; Matt Olson, saxophone; Steven Walter, guitar, Stephen Wilson, trombone; Richard deBondt, bass trombone; Michael Taylor, euphonium; and Craig King and Phil Elkins, trumpet. Furman’s Les Hicken conducts the Janacek piece.

Tickets are available at the door or online at this link. For more information about the concert, call the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086, or contact the Newberry Opera House at 803-276-6264.

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