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Furman Percussion Ensemble in concert Nov. 8

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Dr. Omar Carmenates

The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

Directed by Furman music faculty member Dr. Omar Carmenates, the concert is open to the public and is presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The hour-long concert includes a wide range of music by living composers from around the world. Commissioned by the Furman Percussion Ensemble, two works will receive their world premiere performances: “Hold Fast” by Ivan Trevino (from the indie rock band Break of Reality) and “Celestial Sphere” by David Crowell of the Phillip Glass Ensemble.

Also featured on the program is David T. Little’s percussive opera “Haunt of Last Nightfall.” Inspired by the 1981 massacre of more than 800 people in El Mozote, El Salvador, this epic work blends live percussion with the sound of heavy metal guitars, organ, choir, and more.

All guests are invited to participate in the “Percussion Petting Zoo” where audience members can tour the stage to see and play dozens of onstage instruments. Carmenates and members of the Furman Percussion Ensemble will also be available to answer questions about the instruments.

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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