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Furman Percussion Ensemble presents concert Nov. 2

Furman Associate Professor of Percussion Omar Carmenates

The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

Directed by Associate Professor of Percussion Omar Carmenates, the concert is open to the public and is presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets, available at the door, are $5.

The hour-long concert features a variety of modern chamber percussion repertoire by composers such as Dave Hall, Annika Socolofsky and the Grammy Award-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion.

The event also features Furman faculty member Alison Trainer in a unique percussion ensemble transcription of Antonín Dvorák’s renowned soprano aria “Song to the Moon” from his opera “Rusalka.”

The Furman University Percussion Ensemble performs a diverse range of literature while also dedicating itself to commissioning and performing new chamber works from both established and up-and-coming composers. Recent projects include co-commissioning and performing the United States premiere of John Luther Adams’ “Inuksuit” for nine to 99 outdoor percussionists, music of ecoacoustic composer Matthew Burtner, and a recording entitled “The John Psathas Percussion Project Volume 1” released in January 2019 through PARMA Recordings. Gramophone magazine has hailed the recording as having “superbly rendered performances.”

For more information, contact the Furman music office at 864-294-2086, and FurmanMusic@Furman.edu.

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