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Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series runs May 23-Aug. 1

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The long-running concert series has delighted Upstate audiences for over 50 years. Leslie W. Hicken conducts the Lakeside Concert Band. Admission is free.

As Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken enters retirement at Furman University, he will continue to lead the Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, which begins Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater on campus.

“Marches from Around the World” featuring the Lakeside Concert Band, opens the 10-concert series, a Greenville tradition since 1968.

The Lakeside Concert Band and other ensembles and artists celebrate the Sounds of Summer Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 1. Relax on the grounds of the spacious amphitheater by the Furman lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, jazz, bluegrass, contemporary, marches and orchestral favorites. Thanks to generous local sponsors, all concerts are free and open to the public.

Each Thursday during the series, a concert picnic basket filled with treats will be given away to a lucky concertgoer.

The concerts are made possible by Furman University and are sponsored by the Bank of Travelers Rest, George Coleman Ford, The Greenville News, Publix Supermarkets, Villas at The Woodlands at Furman, Prisma Health and Pecknel Music.

Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here, or contact the Furman music office at 864-294-2086, and For parking information, call 864-294-2111. Bus parking is available. A complete schedule follows:

Music by the Lake – Furman Summer Concert Series 2019
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
May 23-Aug. 1
Free admission
Furman University Lakeside Amphitheater

May 23     “Marches from Around the World”
Lakeside Concert Band:  Leslie W. Hicken, director

May 30     Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble:  Tom Wright, director

June 6       “Go West, Young Man!”
Carolina Youth Symphony:  Leslie W. Hicken, director

June 13     “The Greatest Generation”
Poinsett Wind Symphony*:  Leslie W. Hicken and Jay Bocook, directors
*Concert will be held in McAlister Auditorium

June 20     “Rhapsody in Blue”
Derek Parsons, piano soloist
Lakeside Concert Band:  Leslie W. Hicken, director
*Concert will be held in McAlister Auditorium

June 27     “O Beautiful, for Spacious Skies: A Patriotic Celebration”
The Greenville Chorale:  Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band:  Leslie W. Hicken, director

July 11      The Matt Olson Quintet:  Matt Olson, director

July 18      “An Evening at the Pops”
Lakeside Concert Band:  Leslie W. Hicken, director

July 25      “The Phantom of the Opera”
Lisa Barksdale, Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant Knox, vocal soloists
Lakeside Concert Band:  Leslie W. Hicken, director

Aug. 1       Latin Jazz:  The Patrick Lopez Experience

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